Today is Election Day, people! This is your chance to cast your vote and be part of Democracy! But after you get done flexing your freedom and being part of history, you might get a hankerin’ for some freestyle hip hop. You might even want said hip hop to touch on the election and get all current eventy ‘n’ stuff. Well, then do we have a Freestyle 101 for you: Orange County punk -pop legends Kottonmouth Kings!
Not normally known for political raps, Kottonmouth Kings rapper Johnny Richter was so inspired by the debates and the presidential race between Barack Obama and John McCain that he worked up a special rhyme just for you, just for today. He also threw in some Halloween lines, some references to Tupac and sellin’ dope, and made sure to take a swing at Gov. Palin just to keep it fresh. Meanwhile, Daddy X spit an off-the-top party rap over this blazin’ R.N.S. beat, and D-Loc kept it cool in the cut. The guys also chatted about growin’ up hip hop in punk rock Placentia, located behind the Orange Curtain in SoCal, and some of the rap music that inspired them to grab the mic. Freestyle 101 was happy to have the guys stop by The Engine Room in Hollywood while they were out promoting The Green Album, their latest effort on their own Suburban Noize Records.
And if you love Kottonmouth Kings, you’ll likely dig our Rock The Vote webisode with Aceyalone, fellow underground legends Insane Poetry or Tech N9ne, Suburban Noize labelmate Phoenix Orion, fellow stoners B-Real and DJ Muggs of Cypress Hill, and tourmates Insane Clown Posse, Twiztid and Blaze Ya Dead Homie. Next up on Freestyle 101 we have Chronic 2001 alumni Hittman, followed by nerdcore kingpin YT Cracker, Large Professor, Coolio, People Under The Stairs, Sen Dog, Cappadonna of Wu Tang Clan and many more. Make sure to dig our behind the scenes photos, visit us on MySpace, and rant in our Forums.