- Released: June 27, 2000
- Label: Capitol
Rolling Stone - 6/22/00, pp.128-303 stars out of 5
- "...Embodies nearly every hip-hop honky cliche....the grooving metallic production, which is both bugged out and appealingly populist...makes this a guilty pleasure....In the white-boy, skate-rap, nut-grabbin' crunk-punk-funk arena, these Kings rule."
CMJ - 7/00, p.54
"...A solid improvement...showcasing proficient production and beats by DJ Bobby B, some cleverly blunted verbiage by Saint Vicious and D-Loc and strong party-for-your-right-to-fight antics..."
- 1.Kona Gold Greeting
- 2.Here We Go Again - (featuring Dog Boy)
- 3.First Class
- 4.Day Dreamin' Fazes
- 5.The Joint
- 6.Good as Gold
- 7.Face Facts - (featuring Dog Boy)
- 8.Peace Not Greed - (featuring Jack Grisham / Corporate Avenger)
- 9.The Lottery
- 10.Round & Round
- 11.King's Blend
- 12.Anarchy Through Capitolism
- 13.We the People - (featuring Sen Dog / Dog Boy)
- 14.Elevated Sounds
- 16.Wickit Klowns - (featuring Insane Clown Posse / Dog Boy)
- 17.Coffee Shop
- 18.Size of an Ant - (featuring Grand Vanacular)
- 19.Crucial - (featuring Dog Boy)
- 20.B-Dubb's Blend
Kottonmouth Kings: Bobby B (turntables); Brad "Daddy X", D Loc, Johnny Richter, Pakelika, Lou.
Additional personnel: Insane Clown Posse, Grand Vanacular, Corporate Avenger, Sen Dog, Dog Boy, Jack Grisham (rap vocals); Doug Carrion (guitar); Sky Blue (background vocals).
Producers: Daddy X, Kumagai, Phil Kaffel, Eric "E-man" Roger.
Personnel: Corporate Avenger (spoken vocals).
Audio Mixer: Phil Kaffel.
Recording information: Can Am Studios.
The third album from those crazy cats from Orange County, California, HIGH SOCIETY is packed with hip-hop and punk rock. The Kottonmouth Kings have improved both their songwriting and song production, and solid tracks like "The Joint," "First Class," and "Here We Go Again" repeatedly display their tour-honed craft.
Though HIGH SOCIETY contains a widely diverse mix of styles and influences, hip-hop is the constant theme. The listener is kept on a on a wild sonic ride, with cuts such as the reggae-flavored "Face Facts," the West Coast hip-hop funk of "The Lottery," and the electronica-vibed "Daydreamin' Fazes." With the added bonus of an Insane Clown Posse guest appearance on "Wicket Klowns," HIGH SOCIETY is an impressive mix of contemporary elements and smoked-out sounds.