Kottonmouth Kings Back at the Whisky: Friday will see the Kottonmouth Kings return to the Whisky A Go Go, with Hope Fiend, Krazy White Boy, Ill Tiempo, High Sunday, Freakshows5150, and the Faltering Line also on the bill.

We spoke to the band a couple of years ago, and D-Loc said that, “The sound definitely changed. It’s not a secret to anybody that Kottonmouth Kings are not the same as they used to be. Members growing older and people living their life, doing what they want to do. It’s going to forever go down in history, the way we we sounded. The past is the past, but the new is the new and it sounds hella dope to us. We’re still expanding our catalog and it’s not a secret. If you supported the past, that’s awesome. But we’re all kings and queens, and we’re stepping onto 2019 right now. That’s gonna be 22 years that me and Johnny Richter have been rocking together. If you support the old and you’re a true king, then you’re gonna support the new music and what the future brings. We have a new label called Kingmaker Music.”

Of OC hip-hop, he said, “When we started, we were the minority white hip-hop artists trying to make a name for ourselves. Nowadays, it’s saturated with a lot of artists sounding the same. I’m a fan of new music like trap, and I respect it 100 percent. But a lot of this shit’s not going to be around in 22 years. All these songs that trappers and the songs that sound the same — that’s a fad. That’s cool for the moment  but it’s gonna fade.”

Kottonmouth Kings Back at the Whisky: The event takes place at 7 p.m. on Friday, February 25 at the Whisky A Go Go.

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