First Fleet Concerts presents
Big B, Prozak
216 Court Avenue - Third Floor
Des Moines, IA, 50309
Doors 6:00PM / Show 7:00PM (event ends at 11:59 pm)
It is the dawn of a new era in the Kottonmouth Kingdom and on April 20th, 2010, the Kottonmouth Kings will unleash their epic eleventh studio album "Long Live The Kings." For the release of this epic recording, the Kottonmouth Kings have reinvented themselves yet again by adding the Dirtball, who joins the fold as a full-time member.
15 YEARS IN THE GAME AND STILL REEKING HAVOC
Powered by the machine gun attack of his motor-mouth, Dirtball injects the group with a new found firepower that takes the group's sound into uncharted territories. Previously a solo artist who recorded for Suburban Noize Records, Dirtball's ability to snap off raps with jaw dropping results has forced critics to think twice about the capabilities of white rappers. PopMatters Magazine proclaimed Dirtball's "rapid-fire rhymes and an ear for catchy choruses distinguish the rapper's style, which at times sounds something like a sharper-edged Big Boi."
"This is most definitely a huge step for me in the rap path," commented the Dirtball about his addition to the group. "I have been grinding for a long time in the national underground tunnels, and I would have never thought of this move. I am thoroughly honored to be joining such a strong force as the Kottonmouth Kings. I am looking forward to having a good time with this, as we pound our way further toward the top. "
"Adding Dirtball to the group was a natural fit for the group and where we wanted to take our sound in the future," commented Brad X. "We've done so many tours together that he was already part of the family. We all felt like we needed to redefine the Kottonmouth Kings and Dirtball helped us take things to the next level. Dirtball is one of the most underrated emcees in the game, as he has unlimited range. He can write songs, play drums and rhyme with the most complicated of cadences of any artist. I really think the songs on the record speak for themselves and Dirtball played a large role in that evolution."
Check out Big B's new album GOOD TIMES & BAD ADVICE featuring tracks with Everlast, Scott Russo of Unwritten Law, Glasses Malone, Cisco Adler, Kaleo of Pepper, and more! Look for it everywhere!!
BIG B has been an underground heavyweight (literally) since he first debuted on the scene with 'High Class White Trash' in 2004. However, he made his presence known in the mainstream this past summer when his single "Sinner", which featured Scott Russo from Unwritten Law, exploded in the Alternative Rock radio format and became the anthem for that summer, garnering heavy airplay from the world-famous KROQ amongst others.
Now, BIG B is back with his most well rounded album yet – 'Good Times and Bad Advice' will see this American underdog transcend genres and create a catchy album of outlaw hip hop and alternative rock melodies that will have you singing along all summer!
BIG B has become known for his raw and honest style, likening him to a modern day Johnny Cash yet blending in his own elements, namely hip-hop, alternative rock, country and even a laid-back reggae vibe. 'Good Times and Bad Advice' sees the Las Vegas rebel build upon the success of his smash previous effort 'American Underdog' and touts some of the industry's biggest names as featured artists – Everlast, Cisco Adler (Shwayze, Whitestarr) and another epic pairing with Scott Russo!
Continuing to expand his image to diverse audiences, BIG B has even entered into a partnership with Madison Square Garden to feature the album's title track in the legendary venue's entire summer advertising campaign. BIG B has also been a regular cast member on the A&E hit television series INKED, focusing on his work at the Hart & Huntington Tattoo Company in Las Vegas alongside his friend and freestyle motocross icon Carey Hart. INKED became one of the most viewed television shows in A&E's history and brought BIG B an entirely new fan base.
BIG B has unleashed four previous studio efforts, worked with underground royalty OPM, toured the world alongside icons such as Pennywise, Pepper, Kottonmouth Kings and more AND starred on a hit television show. In 2010, the Suburban Noize Outlaw will continue to expand his career and push musical boundaries while also staying true to his underground roots. With touring already planned alongside groups such as The Expendables, Hed PE and Kottonmouth Kings, BIG B also plans to remain a road dog and bring his high-energy live show to fans across the globe.
The hard-hitting lyricism, anthemic choruses and catchy guitar-infused beats of this record will captivate fans of such diverse artists as Eminem to Sublime and Unwritten Law to Willie Nelson. This fall, make sure you turn to BIG B for plenty of 'Good Times and Bad Advice'!