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!
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