Insane Clown Posse

Violent J (Joe Bruce)
Shaggy 2 Dope (Joey Utsler)

Insane Clown Posse Artistfacts

  • Like Eminem, they are from Detroit, Michigan. They hate Eminem, however, and have often dissed him in their songs. >>
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    Justin - Hoodsport, WA
  • When the group started they had three members and were called Inner-City Posse, which was the name of their street gang. The third person was John Utsler, Shaggy 2 Dope's brother. >>
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    Brittany - Fall River, MA
  • They have a series of albums which they call the six joker's cards. They are, in order, Carnival of Carnage, The Ringmaster, The Riddle Box, The Great Milenko, The Amazing Jeckall Brothers, and The Wraith.
  • The group wears clown make-up on stage. Their concerts are very raucous, and involve dousing the audience with Faygo, a cheap brand of soda they are fond of. Their shows often involve fire, wrestling, and chainsaws.
  • Their big break came in 1997 when their record label, which was owned by Disney, dropped the group because of protests over their album The Great Milenko. The group was signed by Island Records, and the resulting controversy got them in the news and helped sell lots of albums.
  • J and Shaggy, along with Manager Alex Abbis, own and operate Psychopathic Records, one of the most successful independent record labels. >>
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    Draven - Chicago, IL
  • ICP appeared on several episodes of World Championship Wrestling (WCW) in the late '90s, and even participated in some matches. Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope went on to form their own league known as JCW (Juggalo Champions--t Wrestling). They even had matches involving such WWF hall of famers as the Iron Sheik, King Kong Bundy, and Abdullah the Butcher. >>
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    Andy - Arlington, VA
  • They appeared in the Backyard Wrestling video game series as playable characters. >>
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    Edward - Wheaton, IL
  • Fans of the band, known as Juggalos, were labeled a "a loosely-organized hybrid gang" in the FBI's 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment. The report stated: "Transient, criminal Juggalo groups pose a threat to communities due to the potential for violence, drug use/sales, and their general destructive and violent nature."

Comments: 16

  • Reginald from Parts UnknownJCW didn't have the word championship in it. It was Juggalo Champions--t Wrestling. In my 20+ years of being one and/or knowing juggalos I have never once heard anyone claim Milenko as a favorite until reading these comments. I've heard Riddle Box as a favorite far far more than anything else, and Milenko mostly being called the sellout album. I'm not debating anyones credentials as a juggalo or slamming anyone's opinons, more so relaying my observations.
  • Cesa from Kendallville, InThey have 2 new joker cards witch are the mighty death pop and bang pow boom
  • Connor from Carlsbad, CaI never liked this group because of all the havoc they created, but when they decided to turn around and become super-christian-bible-thumpers, they became the scum of the earth. To claim to be doing the work of "god", and promote such horse $h!t, is unbelievable. I'm not even very religious but to be the two things people hate most in life; violent gangsters, and over-religious wingnuts, is pathetic and disgusting. No respect for them.
  • Marty from Tooele, Utthe classic albums (those before the final joker card dropped) are always going to be the best. Bang! Pow! Boom! was good, had a lot of underlying meanings easy for society to understand, but it just was not as fresh. Out of all the hidden messages, the easiest to understand is the one within the phrase "Wicked Clowns Never Die" because we are all mortals, we all must die one day, but the spirit of the hatchet is going to live on no matter what. I am going to raise my children to be 'los or 'lettes because it taught me what the meaning of true family is. None of the haters will understand because they have never gone to a show where you have a whole building full of people that have your back and shout out to you with every breath that they have. I know what it means to be a Juggalo, and i will never change, no matter what my trackers may say, no matter what the judge's opinion is, and for sure not because of what some haters have to say about my life and the people i chose to associate with. "You focus on your life, i will focus on mine," is what I have to say to all the haters out there. And to all Psychopathic family out there, I love yall, keep it scrubbin. WHOOP WHOOP MMFWCL
  • Yo from Blah, Waok im not stating im a juggalo cuz im not but i do love icp and i have lots of juggalo friends that are practically family but sheldon has a point...what juggalo or juggalette would choose a favorite member album or song of icp? and all you haters can f*** off!!!...anyone with clown love stay wicked!
  • Sheldon from Frankfort, Kyalright ive ben a juggalo for 3 years and out of every websight of icp or any of phycopathic records that ive ben too this one has the most bull s--t coments im stright juggalo and not to diss any fello wicked clowns but i dont see how any body has a favorate member or a fav album because icp is my jam im not calling anybody a poser or nuthin but i think its some f--kin bull to talk about what u dont like about icp so to all f--king haters posers and thugalos f--k you and to the true juggalo and juggalet family much f--king clown love and stay wicked ps.if anybody has got something to say about this f--king hit me on myspace sheldon cook much motherf--kin clown love peace to all my fellow colwns
  • Tom from Marble Falls, ArI liked Hocus Pocus on Milenko the best
  • Nick from Jackson, MiICP's best album i think is the ringmaster i like chicken huntin it is a great song
  • Joe from Buffalo, NyJoe from the Lotus Pod, I have so many corrections for you, it's astonishing.

    1. Hollywood Records, not Island, was the Disney Label that caused all the drama with Milenko. Island records later bought ICP's contract, and ICP remained on Island until the Wraith dropped.

    2. The Great Milenko is considered by MANY Juggalos to be the best ICP album. Easily the majority. And this is coming from someone who's been in the Juggalo world for quite some time, has listened to all the Jokers cards, Dark Lotus, Rydas, Inner City Posse, the works. And in my opinion, Milenko is indeed the best ICP album. Get over yourself.

    3. The least Juggalo-like behavior, EVER, is sitting on a throne and trying to judge who is and isn't a Juggalo. A juggalo can be someone who never listened to ICP in their life. But sitting there and saying "YOU'RE NOT A REAL JUGGALO!" is something that ICP themselves have said NOBODY has the right to judge.
  • Joe from Lotus Pod, MiTo LORENA from SANTA MONICA CA, it isn't hard to tell you are not a juggalo. Any real juggalo would be quick to disagree with your choice of best ICP album and would point out that there isn't many albums that are worse than that one. True this album got the most attention in the main-stream media wave due, but this was due to the Island Records(a Disney Company)withdrew the album from shelfs. The main-stream attention was not garnered because of it's musical content, but because of the conflict with Island Records. For all of you that insist that Great Milenko is their best album, you are now being asked to listen to few other joker card albums and some of their callaboration works with Twiztid and/or Esham and ABK. There is just so much more wicked music out there to be hung up on the Great Milenko Album. P.S. Check out Shaggy's live internet radio broadcast bi weekly. I'd post the url but it has explixit content.
  • Joe from Lotus Pod, MiICP has their own wrestling league and is available for viewing on dvd. They have expanded their recording accomplishments beyond the jokers cards and each of their respective follow up albums by releasing solo albums as well as callaboration albums with another duo in the psycopathic family Twiztid and Detroit underground legend Esham!
  • Dan from New York, NyWell, i'm not sure about WCW, but i know they were in the WWF(when it was still the WWF). They hung around a group of midcard talents called the Oddities. They were all either 7 feet tall, 400lbs, or soem combination thereof. One guy carried a giant stuffed cartman to the ring.
  • Edward from Wheaton, Ilthey appeared in the bakcyard wrestling video game series
  • Andy from Arlington, VaICP appeared on several episodes of World Championship Wrestling (WCW) in the late '90s, and even participated in some matches.
  • Amanda from Prescott, AzIt is so hot that we have Juggalos and Jugglettes in this world cuz there is not another group that you can say you have family around the world anywhere I go its MCL if you know what I mean Peace out
    Your Jugglette Homie
    a true clown will never die
  • Lorena from Santa Monica, Cai.c.p's best album i think is great milinko.... i like the boogie woggie man song! its so awsome!!! you should pick it up1 un-edited is better cuz like half of all the songs are all beepes if you get it edited
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