Exclusive: Kottonmouth Kings Premiere “Down 4 Life” Remix, featuring (hed)P.E.’s Jared Gomes

Rap fusionists Kottonmouth Kings put out their 12th studio album, Sunrise Sessions (Suburban Noize), earlier this year. You can hear a special rock remix of one of the songs, “Down 4 Life,” which features (hed)P.E.’s Jared Gomes below. It will be featured on their new album, Hidden Stash 5: Bong Loads & B-Sides, which will come out November 8. The Kings’ Daddy X fills us in on it below. Let us know what you think of it in the comments.

REVOLVER What’s this song about?
DADDY X
“Down 4 Life” is a track that features Jared from (Hed)p.e. He is a labelmate of ours on Suburban Noize Records, a radical revolutionary figure and true freedom fighter. “Down 4 Life” is just a song about commitment and sacrifice to the underground movement that we are a part of and helped create. It is a song about going all out, loyalty and dedication. It is a song about our experience traveling across the land and having so many experiences on this journey as a renegade underground group. What a long strange trip it has been…

What was the inspiration to do this remix?
The track came first; it had a real aggressive feel. It evolved from that and we wanted to collaborate with Jared from (Hed)p.e., and this felt like the right track. We have done a couple remixes of the track, including a real heavy guitar-driven version that really captures the energy and magnitude of the track. It is great to be able to musically interpret a track different ways via remix.

Was this an easy song to write?
The song came together in stages, but the initial idea came pretty smoothly. The tricky part was Johnny Richter [from Kottonmouth Kings] was on a solo tour and we needed his parts. He actually went to Jared’s studio in Idaho and they recorded their parts together there and sent them back to us in our California studio. Technology is amazing and arranging the song was a little tricky putting all of the pieces of the puzzle together, but in the end it all worked out. It was one of the last tracks that we did, but I am happy we kept pushing and “Down 4 Life”.

What sort of feedback have you gotten on this song so far?
Our fans really connect to this song due to their deep commitment to the group. We are doing a whole campaign around the track with Tattoo Magazine. Fans are sending in their KMK tats. We have received thousands of pics from fans that are “Down 4 Life.” It has been pretty mind-blowing. We are fortunate enough that the Kottonmouth Kings really connect with people from all walks of life. We are blessed to still be making music, 15 years and going strong.

 

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rick-Hatcher/100001983692194 Rick Hatcher

    WHOOP WHOOP !!!!!  Shit the Kings have done it again

  • http://www.facebook.com/BiloxiBoy Jared Breal

    I have been a (HED) P.E. fan since the beginning and Jared getting involved in this particular track just disappoints me. There is nothing original or even noteworthy about this song. I haven’t ever been the biggest Kottonmouth Kings fan, but they have much better songs than this. They can do better than this offering.

  • http://www.facebook.com/BiloxiBoy Jared Breal

    I have been a (HED) P.E. fan since the beginning and Jared getting involved in this particular track just disappoints me. There is nothing original or even noteworthy about this song. I haven’t ever been the biggest Kottonmouth Kings fan, but they have much better songs than this. They can do better than this offering.

  • BLABLA69

    DOPE!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002978340165 Sheena Rogg Joe Hughes

    that was fuckin awesome!! two of my fav bands.. now they need play together.. the devil doesnt stand the sight of me!! me either.. i make the devil the run away :X

  • Kristyjasmine

    Down4life! Its legit a could be. I know I’m gonna be down for the krown and reppin the spade till the day I die, its written in ink.

  • Tzahorsky

    Whoop Whoop, love me some Kings!!

  • Torkevens

    its good could have been better

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Leonard-James/100002913922778 Leonard James

    Hellz Yeah!  thats what IM talkin’ about

  • Nick

    How do I hear it? I can’t find a link or anything to hear the song?
    KMK 4 EVER
    LEGALIZE THE PLANT!

  • Dustin Castilleja

    sick as fuck
    cant wait for mor

  • Juggalowally1983

    thats wut its bout…

  • http://www.facebook.com/sowensgrubb Suzie Owens Grubb

    <3 <3 <3

  • Heve

    sick

  • Kyra Thorman

    It is a great song, but I do like this version even better – prbl because I like Heavy Metal music very much. In my opinion, this works especially well with the Dirtball’s way of rapping.

  • KottonKandyKisses

    damn man fucking epic song can’t wait to get it on my ipod

  • Bruce Bruce

    F-in’ sick! KMK Y’all just keep gettin’ gooder and gooder ya heard. I AM DOWN FOR LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • kottonmouthkweenxo

    whoop whoop! i love this!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002978340165 Sheena Rogg Joe Hughes

    people pass it around.. let people know if they get 25,000 views in a wk then we all get a free dl of this track!! spread the word!! KMK n Hed pe!!!

  • Killuhchucky69

    SUPER BITCHINN!!!passit on

  • Minitruckinpothead_420

    Hell yeah kmk and hed pe this is gonna be a good one

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Zac-Anderson/100002506815084 Zac Anderson

    ja red is the man. down 4 life kicks ass

  • http://www.facebook.com/sleadabrand Stephen Leadabrand

    love lets toke

  • kevin

    Good shit

  • http://www.facebook.com/KadaverTheKlown Jack Crandall

    Great song but i like the original better.

  • Jjehlenkoch

    That’s a great remix. I love the new album

  • Mad_insanity420

    better than the recent stuff uve did with hed pe

  • Ideefixe88

    KMK suck so much dick. Hed (pe) and Jahred are far more talented. 

    • CALISTONER420

      your insane… KMK is fucking awsome

      • Ideefixe88

        You two are both licking on their balls, KMK started off good (15 years ago I was into them), now Dirtball is the only one with skills. Hed (pe) and Jared , that’s real shit, I hate they teamed up with KMK and ICP, but I know why they did, underground movement. 

    • CALISTONER420

      your insane… KMK is fucking awsome

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002978340165 Sheena Rogg Joe Hughes

      there are equally good :) dont hate.. waste to much energy.. hate kills

      • Ideefixe88

        I agree, I never said I hated them. I just said they suck. You kids are too sensitive today, labeling everything that goes against your opinions as hatred. Fuck off with that

  • Imakulateabortion

    fuck ideefixe88 he doesn’t know shit.

    • Ideefixe88

      aw did I hurt your widdle feewings?

  • Imakulateabortion

    fuck ideefixe88 he doesn’t know shit.

  • Kcm

    kmk 4-life fk some haters Keep the Green revolution moving

  • Snowman088

    i love it LONG LIVE THE KINGS ideefix88 yo u hater ass punk bitch fuck off wht u rele think jared  would say reading tht comment of urs stupid fuck 

    • Ideefixe88

      that’s the difference between you and me, I don’t give a fuck! I watched Hed  and talked to Jared two nights ago, if it ever came up I would have no problems telling him that KMK sucks balls. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=168901131 Brian Hopkins

    lovin the wicked beat

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3JA2P5SCTSXYEBQHOGCLNQZR2I A.J.

    Everything sounds great!!!  I would love to hear ya’ll with Bassnectar!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Leo-Holguin/100002629700095 Leo Holguin

    sounds like its bumping! bad ass track and still jamming to others while blazing! and yeah yo ideefixe88 that shit aint cool why even hop on this site

  • Damon Connolly

    Down 4 life! KMK stay blazed

  • Albyh2

    Bad add track. Down for life with KMK

  • Albyh2

    I meant bad ass track down with KMK for life.

  • Jeremyabee

    kmk all day everyday!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sam-Mcmillan/100002682820117 Sam Mcmillan

    Fuck yeah

  • Shawna Marijuana

    haha!!! That was the shyt!!!! I better hear ya’ll do that shit together live!!!! in Milwaukee!!!!

  • X1xsrhx1x

    Sick track. kmk hed srh for life family

  • Tiago Shade Drummer

    amazing! this tune will rock in my car!

  • Paddy Cranham

    quality ladz we down for life…..!

  • 256juggalo

    Down for life Homie!!!! MMFCL!

  • Kry225

    sweet good tunes hell im down im the clown with the upside frown im the only clown in my mira loma ca all day thanks somthing new not bad love it kry225

  • Gary_criss89

    Sick track kings always put it down been a king since 98 mad love kings.

  • Dgafandrew92

    diggin the rock remix… its pretty sick

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bruno-Fred/100000465736687 Bruno Fred

    I really love this band! Kottonmouth Kings FIREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE IT UPP! COMEEE TO BRAZILLLLLLLLLL!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bruno-Fred/100000465736687 Bruno Fred

    I really love this band! Kottonmouth Kings FIREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE IT UPP! COMEEE TO BRAZILLLLLLLLLL!

  • Dj_double_U

    Speaking of “Down for Life”, what happened to Pacalica?

    • Dj_double_U

      Nevermind, I just goggled it, sounds like you kicked him to the curb. I must say I was very disappointed to not see him on the Happy Daze tour with ICP.

  • http://www.facebook.com/V4PoRiZeR20 Chris Akers

    fuckin great!

  • Cowgirl_19672002

    It’s great fucking hoppin

  • Jr_mccormick09@hotmail.com

    U guys are awsome KMK 4 Life

  • Video_gamez

    Down 4 Life. Can’t wait for that new Bongloads & B-Sides to come out. Sunrise Sessions, still blowing my mind. Summer Soundtrack well into school year jams. Kickass track.

  • Cdzenga

    Nice…fucking rocks!

  • 533DL355

    Down 4 life!

  • Ctyller23

    sick shit!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ann Winquist

    Great song!

  • Slapnutz

    kmk down by law

  • Rxd365

    this shit slaps

  • SatnBalz

    Who’s transcribed this?  need the tab!

  • Skyn_sin

    Can’t hear it, it’s playing though. Great way to advertise the silent songs m/

  • Dubnky

    That ish jams!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000171553931 Kunal Aggarwal

    need to hv in my playlist

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002978340165 Sheena Rogg Joe Hughes

    how come when i visit this site.. it will theres like 4000 shares then down to 3000?? i want my free dl!! i shared!!!

  • Mgwalker211

    KMK

  • Jay0420

    it tight

  • HITMAN

    TIGHT AS HELL

  • Asburyashley

    HED P.E. 4 LIFE