Pop music is a bloated, rotting corpse and The Wicked Shit is the undead pulse hidden deep within. If you look into the shadows, past the smoke and mirrors of MTV and playlist radio, and into the cold, hard streets, you’ll find the underground of music. A place where innovation thrives and inspiration drives. Unapologetic, unique artists have carved a niche for fans fed up with the glamour-mag faces and spoon-fed lyrics of modern music, and offer them something more.
Where most rappers celebrate the urban lifestyle with the same old themes and the same old image, Twiztid peel away the gloss and expose the innards. With an oversized butcher knife. They take the hard edge of theatrical rock-and-roll and temper it with gritty hip-hop to create a musical monstrosity so dangerously real it must be hidden with facepaint. These aren’t casual gangsters; their painted personas let them explore the darkest corners of the human psyche, from superhero fantasies to horror film legacies. With their ruthless raps, they can explore every recess of their audience’s experiences, every sentimental reflection and every sinister urge. By becoming something unreal, they are free to be real. Whether it’s on-stage devastation or home stereo infiltration, Twiztid’s music will take you somewhere you’ve never been before. The scariest part is when you don’t want to come back…
Kottonmouth Kings are ready to celebrate this year's annual 4-20 holiday with the release of their "Legalize It" EP, which will be released through digital retailers on April 20th, 2011. Embracing their passion and talent for creating music, Kottonmouth Kings have assembled an EP rich in musical diversity, as they flirt with a number of styles to showcase their true creative firepower.
"There are people that want to write Kottonmouth Kings off as a one dimensional weed band, but that is because it's easy to put a label on what we do. Yes we love weed and champion the cause, but the levels and depths of our songs go a lot deeper than just that one dimension," commented Brad X. "Anyone who can't look past the weed references on our albums are completely missing out on some of our best material. We have a passion for music and that is why on a Kottonmouth Kings record you have punk-rock songs next to hip-hop, as well as mellow acoustic tracks or alt-rock. Yes we do write songs about weed and legalization, but we also write about life, love, politics and the beauty our planet."
The "Legalize It" EP embraces the hypnotic, positive vibrations of Kottonmouth Kings' sound. "Rise Above" rallies the group's army of fans to soar above those that would hold you back with a powerful funk hook, while the breezy flowing rhythms and positive vibrations of "My Garden" are simply contagious. The reggae flavored protest track "Soon Come" feels like the group is channeling the ghost of Bob Marley while challenging the listeners to question the war on drugs, and "Defy Gravity" closes the EP with the group flexing their melodic prowess over the top of an irresistible acoustic hook.
The group will also launch a newly updated website for www.KottonmouthKings.com on April 20th, to coincide with the release. The "Legalize It" digital EP is being served as an appetizer for Kottonmouth Kings upcoming full-length studio album "The Sunrise Sessions", which is set for a July 19th release through Suburban Noize Records.
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