"How would anybody fight the gang label?"
Detroit-based duo Insane Clown Posse and their fans are pushing back against 2011 gang classification by taking to the streets of Washington, D.C.
Insane Clown Posse has finally made it to Shade 45.
It was a monumental moment, because ICP and Eminem had serious beef back in the day.
They talk about how Proof facilitated peace talks between crews.
They also talk about the juggalo culture and how it was labeled as one of the biggest gangs in the nation by the FBI.
When the Insane Clown Posse formed twenty years ago, Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope had little idea that the Dark Carnival would take them to such dizzying heights and that the Juggalo Nation would take on a life of it’s own. In those two decades, this diabolical duo have risen from Detroit’s underground music scene to the world’s stage. Keep in mind that they managed to accomplish this amazing feat without the support of a major record label, in the most volatile climate that the music industry had ever seen and became a cultural phenomenon in the process! Say what you will about them, I assure you they have heard it all, but there is no denying the fact that Insane Clown Posse built their multi-million dollar Psychopathic Records empire based on their own hard work and dedication. Not too shabby for two guys who dropped out of high school and wear clown makeup! Their story is legendary and to hear them tell it, it has only just begun! Jason Price of Icon Vs. Icon recently caught up with Violent J to discuss the legacy of Insane Clown Posse, a new autobiography, a typical day at Psychopathic Records, what to expect from their upcoming album, “The Mighty Death Pop” and all the freshness that they have in store for the Juggalo Nation in 2012!
You guys inspired a lot of people through the years. I was curious to learn how music first came into your life and your earliest memories of it?
The first song that I actually remember liking and buying at a record store – here in Michigan we had a chain called Harmony House – was a 45 of “Centerfold” by the J. Geils Band. That was the first piece of music that I ever purchased!
Published on Nov 25, 2011
Insane Clown Posse joins Mike for Seven Minutes in Heaven.
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Welcome to another edition of WTF Wednesday, where bands tells us what the hell they’re checking out online. This week, we caught up with The Insane Clown Posse for a lively round of Internet show-and-tell.
The band tells us that their twelfth studio album, The Mighty Death Pop!, is scheduled to drop early next year. “Who knows, it might coincide with the 2012 Mayan calendar sh*t,” says Shaggy 2 Dope. “That’s all speculation.”
“But it could very well be faculation,” adds Violent J.
Well, we can’t tell you the fate of the world — or of ICP’s newest disc — but we can offer up the above vid. Check it out to see Violent J’s spawn rapping, and to learn what haunts Shaggy 2 Dope’s nightmares. You know that’s got to be some scary sh*t.
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Insane Clown Posse's Violent J Picks 11 Horrorcore Classics
By Christopher R. Weingarten on October 28, 2011 11:29 AM
Violent J Picks 11 Horrorcore Classics
Halloween is obviously a very important time of year for the greasepainted gorehounds in the Insane Clown Posse. "Of course, it's the only day of the year where we seem to make sense," says Violent J. "We have a license to be us and not get as many stares and double takes. There is no holiday anything like Halloween. How is it OK to have a guy's head stuck to your fence? You go to the doctor's office, they got a Frankenstein with blood coming out of his head — really?"
Beyond their undying love for the haunted holiday, the duo always rocks Hallowicked, their annual October 31 homecoming show in Detroit, dousing their hometown faithful with gallons of sticky Faygo for 17 years running. To mark the occasion, we traded goodie bags with Violent J, avowed hip-hop geek and wicked shit historian, and learned about 11 of his favorite horrorcore classics, sure to juice your Halloween party playlist if you want something a little bloodier than Monster Mash. "Wicked shit, or horrorcore, is very near and dear to my heart, so I want to do it justice," says J. "These are 11 really bomb-ass horrorcore songs. They're not the best, they're not the most influential. They're 11 of my favorite, and that's it."
The Insane Clown Posse have survived 20 years of controversy, only to transcend pop music altogether and become an independently functioning counterculture. In this exclusive interview with HIGH TIMES, Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope discuss music, marijuana, and mayhem while smoking a hatchet joint -- the first of its kind (we think).
Published on Jul 15, 2011
Uploaded on Jun 30, 2011
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