From Action Bronson to Yelawolf: A Field Guide to Today's White RappersPosted Wednesday, November 23, 2011 1:00 PM Amos BarshadAstrid Stawiarz/Getty Images
Eminem, what advice do you offer [Yelawolf], if any, on being scrutinized for being a white rapper?
Eminem: We make jokes about it, but I don’t think we talk about it in depth. As I was listening to his music, I am not even thinking about any of that shit. It’s just the music.
Yelawolf: We do poke fun of it. Like, he calls me White Dog.
Eminem: Yeah, or Beige Sheep. [Laughs]
Yelawolf: Cracker Nuts.
Patiently explaining to interviewers that a rapper's race should not be an issue is the cross every white emcee has to bear. But with all due respect to Eminem and Yelawolf — the 31-year-old Alabama rapper who released his debut, Radioactive, via Em’s Shady Records this week — we here at Grantland can't be the only ones still “thinking about any of that shit.” These past few years, with so many rising Cracker Nuts and Beige Sheep emcees, it's been nearly impossible not to think about. Herewith a field guide to today’s white rappers.
Fratty White Rappers
Arguably no subgenre of hip hop has ever been so thoroughly dominated by white people as frat rap, which makes sense. The stereotypical frat bro, he of the impeccable shotgun technique and the extensive flip-flop collection, is, of course, a white dude. To recap: Asher Roth invented the subgenre in 2009 with his single “I Love College” (Sample lyrics: “keg stand / keg stand”), then watched it develop and mutate at a freakish rate. Its most successful practitioner would be Mac Miller, the Pittsburgh rapper who just saw his debut, Blue Slide Park, top the Billboard 200 earlier this month. Miller possesses the basic fundamentals of the frat-rapper — a penchant for soft beats, a flow somewhere between lazy and weak, a deep appreciation for snapbacks — but he’s not actually all that collegiately minded. Someone like Sam Adams, who was the captain of the soccer team at Trinity and likes to rap about stuff like how he’s partying so hard he’s always late for class, probably best embodies the vibe. There’s also guys like Hoodie Allen, a former Google employee, Chris Webby, OnCue, and Cam Meekins, who sample the likes of La Roux, Jason Mraz, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Frat rap is a large umbrella, but most of its stars share an affinity for usubtle pop sounds, an inability to rap on the beat, and a willingness to piss off millions. (For more, consult the essential FratRap Tumblr).
Novelty White Rappers
This is a realm both of shame and glory. The greatest musical comedians of our time, the Lonely Island, belong here. Also, though, Kreayshawn, the diminutive Bay Area MC whose internet hit “Gucci Gucci” landed her loads of attention, a big fat record deal with Columbia — and, very quickly, as people realized she maybe wasn’t that much better at rapping than, say, a grapefruit, a mountain of mean-spirited derision. Even more hate has been directed at V-Nasty, who's been criticized for using the N-word in her music. Meanwhile, public opinion on Iggy Azalea, the Australian female best known for a song called “Pu$$y,” is still undecided. And while their loyal face-painted fans would vehemently disagree, most of the country would slot Insane Clown Posse — along with their Psycophatic Records signees like Boondox, Twiztid, and Blaze Ya Dead Homie — here as well.
Redneck White Rappers.
OK, this one’s a bit of a reach, as not many dudes, white or otherwise, actually fit in the category. But, as evidenced by Yelawolf, it’s a promising field for expansion. Eminem, of course, was a pioneer of white-trash rap, and Yelawolf brings it down South as a guy talking honestly about the gnarly details of his ‘Bama upbringing. Here’s Yela, on “Pop the Trunk,” expertly sketching out a scene: “Meth lab in the back and the crack smoke peels through the streets like an early morning fog / Momma's in the slaughter house with a hatchet helping daddy chop early morning hog.” There’s also Rittz, an MC signed to Yelawolf’s Slumerican Records, who pours his Georgia drawl into a slick double-time flow. And, a bit more on the nose, is Colt Ford, a cowboy-hat-wearing “300-pound redneck rebel,” a “God-fearing man whose had to dance with the devil.” If Jesse Pinkman ever made a rap album, he’d fit in nicely here.
British White Rappers
Mike Skinner, a.k.a. The Streets, is the best known example, but he retired with this year’sComputers and Blues. K. Koke, a street-rap bloke right off the estate, has gotten enough attention to land a Roc Nation deal. Cher Lloyd, who rapped her way to a fourth-place finish on The X Factor, has now gone so far as to release music videos in which she carries a giant boom box around.
Famous Veteran White Rappers
Hey, look who’s still around and beloved! Both Eminem, whose pair of post-pill-addiction comeback albums (2009’s Relapse and 2010’s Recovery) have made him as commercially successful as ever, and the Beastie Boys, who landed some of their best reviews in over a decade with this year’s Hot Sauce Committee Part Two. Also still around, if not quite as beloved: Paul Wall, who got some attention a few months back for losing a creepy amount of weight. And barring any late-breaking news updates, I’ll have to assume Bubba Sparxxx is currently night-managing a Bennigan’s
Indie-Famous Veteran White Rappers
In the nineties, a guy like Yelawolf probably would have been destined for a different kind of fame: that of the backpack rapper. Back then, labels like Def Jux and Rawkus churned out dense records by hyper-lyrical MCs. And those guys are now … still around, mostly, if not quite as active. El-P, who founded Def Jux, has officially shut down the label, but has appeared on tracks by Internet-age whiz kids like Das Racist and Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire. Aesop Rock has formed a new group, Hail Mary Mallon. Cage now pals around with Kid Cudi and Shia LaBeouf while speaking French. If it wasn’t for these guys — alongside Atmosphere, Necro, R.A. the Rugged Man, Non Phixion, Jedi Mind Tricks, Ugly Duckling, The High & Mighty, Young Black Teenagers, the various signees of Anticon, and many more white people — the ease with which new white rappers can vie for mainstream acceptance might have never happened. Mac Miller! You owe some people some money!
New Indie-Famous White Rappers
Earlier this year, the New York Times argued that “a recent crop of albums and mixtapes by white rappers shows a new strategy. Where in the past, the way to avoid ruffling feathers was to lay no claim to hip-hop’s center, now it’s by looking backward, studying up and making unimpeachable choices.” Specifically mentioned was Machine Gun Kelley, the Diddy-signed rapper, for sounding like previously fast-rapping folks like Twista and Bone Thugs n’ Harmony, and Action Bronson, who excellently, proudly upholds mid-nineties East Coast rap. (One other thing he does excellently and proudly: include separate songs called “Brunch,” “Jerk Chicken,” and “Shiraz” all on one mix tape). There’s also no shortage of guys happy to sound either like the emo-ier (Grieves, Macklemore) or denser (Thee Tom Hardy) sides of the nineties indie set. And in a notable development, Asher Roth — the man who single-handledy made it “cool” to rap about beer pong — has recently eschewed frat rap in favor of retro social consciousness. Blasphemy, bro.
White Rappers Who Are Justin Bieber
As the undisputed greatest white rapper alive, Justin Bieber gets a category all to himself.
Juggalo Championship Wrestling Returns To iPPV On 12/30
WrestleZone.com reader Andy Pellegrini sent along the following ...
JCW Superstars to Reunite for iPPV Event “Wake the Dead” Where it will Broadcast Live from The Asylum Arena in Philadelphia!"
Juggalo Championship Wrestling (JCW) has been on a short hiatus since all of the devastatingly awesome matches that took place at the Gathering of the Juggalos back in August. The JCW Superstars will be back this December to “Wake the Dead” in an action packed way! The Asylum Arena, formerly known as the ECW Arena, is where all of the head smashing, back busting action of the JCW will occur next month! The details that we have, thus far, are below:
Title: JCW’s “Wake the Dead”
Date: December 30, 2011
Location: The Asylum Arena
7 West Ritner Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148
Door Time: 6:30 PM
Bell Time: 8:00 PM
Match details will be sent as soon as we get them, so expect to hear back from us very soon!
For more information, such as press viewing codes, interview requests, and/or passes to the show, please contact the following websites: www.psychopathiclive.com and www.juggalowrestling.com.
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|IN THIS ISSUE:|
2011 Big Ballas
2011 Grand Finale
Axe The Question
2011 BIG BALLAS
It’s official, Homies! The Hatchet Holidays have begun because we’ve got the downlow info on one of the biggest annual events from Psychopathic Records.
Hatchet Attacks tore down Milwaukee! The Gathering is in the books! Hallowicked left Detroit tilted! Now it’s time to get your holly jolly ass hoppin’ for the next big event goin' down! BIG BALLAS X-MAS PARTY!
It ain’t quite Axe-mas without this shit poppin' off and now we’re makin’ it all sorts of fuckin’ official by droppin’ the info that you want to know! This is how it’s happenin' this year!
The Big Ballas X-Mas Party will be happenin’ on Saturday, December 17th in Detroit, Murderous at St. Andew’s Hall for all the 18+ Juggalos and Juggalettes! Yep, you read that right! It's goin' down on a Saturday to make sure that everyone and their Momma can be in attendence!
The Big Ballas X-Mas Party is just that, a HUGE fuckin’ party so that the entire Hatchet Family can get together and celebrate the holidays! Shit is going to be so crazy that even Santa will be fallin' down drunk off his ass!
There will be music thumpin’ all night long! The Legendary Deadly Medley of all Psychopathic artists! JCW wrestling! Tons of surprises! Ho-ho-hos galore! Presents for every Ninja in the buildin'!
Everyone from the Psychopathic Records and Hatchet House crew will be rollin' up in full force to hang out with all of the 'Los and 'Lettes! Everyone in Detroit that night will be feelin' the mad fuckin' luv comin' out of St. Andrews! There is no way you’re goin’ to want to miss this shit!
We know Thanksgiving hasn't even hit yet, but it's never too early to mark that date off on your calendar! We'll drop it again! Saturday, December 17th at St. Andrew's Hall in Detrioit, MI!
This has been one of the biggest years to date for everyone at Psychopathic Records and we want to celebrate with y'all anyway we can! What better way then during a holiday that focuses on fam and good fuckin' times!?
You know as the date gets closer we'll have more details about performers, entertainment, special guests, and tickets links for that ass! Until then just make sure you keep your eyes on insaneclownposse.com and here on the Hatchet Herald! The top spot for everything Psychopathic!
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2 BIG SHOWS
2011 has been a huge fuckin’ year for the Insane Clown Posse and Psychopathic Records and we ain’t close to bein’ done yet! We’re endin’ out the year with two huge shows that are going to singe your eyeball meat right into your sight sockets!
JCW’s Wake The Dead:
First up on December 30th keep an eye out for the next highly anticipated Juggalo Championship Wrestling show! It’s JCW’s Wake The Dead! It’ll all be goin’ down in Philadelphia, PA at the Asylum Arena! You might know that better at the former ECW Arena!
That right off the bat should tell you this shit is going to be huge! And for anyone who says they can’t be in Philly on December 30th, don’t fuckin’ worry! The internet pay-per-view of JCW’s Wake The Dead will be available LIVE on psychopathiclive.com!
That means that no matter where you are, if you have a fuckin’ internet connection you’ll be able to get down with the madness of JCW! Gather up your homies! Get all the 'Los and ‘Lettes in town together! Settle in and get ready
to watch it go down!
Best of all, we’ve heard that the ninjas of psychopathiclive.com have been bustin’ their asses to up the product they’re puttin’ out! That means no buffering and better quality for everyone! You asked for it and they were listenin’!
At JCW’s Wake The Dead you’ll be able to see the staples of JCW! All of the superstars will be out in full fuckin’ effect! But that even the half of it! JCW is also bringin’ in the biggest names from ECW back in the day! And as if that was enough they’re also going to be puttin’ big name legends from all over the world into the ring!
We’re talking about HUGE names of wrestling! BIG unbelievable cards! And absolute CHAOS that you have come to expect from JCW! JCW VS. JCW! ECW VS. ECW! JCW VS. ECW! Everyone has got some hefty violence built up inside them and all that blood, guts, and gore is gettin’ left on the mat!
Because JCW’s events are always so well rounded, in addition to your eyeholes gettin’ manhandled with devastation from the ring your earholes will also be gettin’ straight sucker punched by beats from DJ Clay and a live set by Blaze Ya Dead Homie!
It’s goin’ to be a fully packed night and not one you’re goin’ to want to miss! Tickets will be on sale SOON through ticketmaster.com as well as the internet pay-per-view on psychopathiclive.com!
ICP’s New Year’s Eve Ninja Party:
This is another one of those events that the fam worldwide have been askin’ for and now it’s time to
put it into play! For the first time EVER the Insane Clown Posse will be puttin’ on a New Year’s Eve show. ICP’s New Year’s Eve Ninja Party to be exact!
This will be goin’ down in Hatchet History as the first time ever that Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope have decided to toss a massive New Year’s Eve party for the Juggalos and Juggalettes and you know they don’t do anything half assed! They will be goin’ all out!
It’s goin’ down, of course, on December 31st in Worcester, MA right at The Paladium! The Insane Clown Posse will be takin’ on hosting duties all night long and they’re bringin’ the fam!
DJ Clay and Mike E. Clark will keep the party pumpin’ late into the night! There will be performances by Blaze Ya Dead Homie! The Dayton Family! Ill E. Gal! And MORE!
You know it wouldn’t be a straight up party without the battered and bloody bodies of the boys from JCW gettin’ thrashed and smashed around the ring!
And even with all of that we’ve heard the ICP has promised some massive surprises to be dropped throughout the night! If you’re trying to figure out how to ring in 2012 then this is your answer!
Tickets will be available Saturday, Novemeber 19th on ticketmaster.com!
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Free ABK Thanksgiving
Show & Holiday Blast
East Coast Dates
For anyone who is lookin’ for somethin’ to do on Thanksgiving day, look no further! We got some action from The Hatchet comin’ at you!
On Thursday, November 24th after you’ve had your fill of fuckin’ turkey and stuffin’ head the fuck down to the Emerald Theatre in Mt. Clemens, MI for the 4th Annual Thanksgiving Show! It won’t cost you a damn dollar because it’s totally free and it’s open to all ages! There ain’t no excuse to not be there!
ABK is goin’ to be on the line-up along with Critical Bill, Mic Lordz & Sauce Funky, Dirty Americans, and Odayin! What better way to celebrate than to get the fuck down at a FREE show?!
And if that’s too far out for you then you can always wait for ABK to come to your town when he begins the second leg of ABK’s Holiday Blast! He’s out on the road
Free Thanksgiving Show w/Critical Bill
31 N. Walnut St.
Mt. Clemens, MI 48043
261 Main St.
Worcester, MA 01608
1229 Main St.
WestWarwick, RI 02893
Crocodile Rock Cafe
520 W. Hamilton St.
Allentown, PA 18101
407 E Saratoga St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
right now for the first leg of the tour, but during the second leg it’s all about showin’ luv to the East coast! There are eight dates from you to pick from for your chance to see The Hatchet Warrior live in concert!
On the second leg of ABK’s Holiday Blast he’ll also once again be offering The Warrior Tribal Packs from ABKVIP.com! Included with the Warrior Tribal Pack is a personal meet and greet with ABK before the show, two stickers (1 ABK, 1 Warrior), a warrior bandana, an ABK flat, an ABK poster, an exclusive VIP laminate, and the Weekend Warrior DVD!
Just peep the dates below and hit up thehatchetwarrior.com for tickets!
2014 Atlantic Ave
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
The 321 Local
333 King Street
Cocoa, FL 32922
The Local 662
662 Central Ave.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
14003 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32250
Tremont Music Hall
400 West Tremont Avenue.
Charlotte, NC 28203
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& GOOD KARMA
We’re back with a holiday themed edition of Family Focus, ‘Los and ‘Lettes! Next week the Ninjas in the states will be celebratin’ Thanksgiving. It’s a time for taking a moment and thinking about what you’re really thankful for in your life. And then you stuff your face full of delicious food.
We reached out to the ‘Los and ‘Lettes and asked y’all to send us in YOUR STORIES about the upcoming festivities. We wanted to know what your plans were for the day! If you were donatin’ to those in need! And how you planned on spreadin’ around some good karma in general!
We got a lot of responses and while we didn’t have enough room to print all of them, we love the massive response we got! There were so many Juggalos and Juggalettes that are planning on workin’ their asses off to make this Thanksgiving a good one!
Don’t take our word for it, though. Just peep the stories below! And from everyone at the Hatchet Herald and Psychopathic Records, much Hatchet Holiday luv out to you and yours!
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I got dropped for some other dude by this bitch i thought i loved for years.. Less than a month later I found myself my very own Juggalette,. She's beautiful, smart, caring, loves to cook and buffs one hell of a pickle! everything I ever wanted! I'm thankful that the FAMILY gave the two of us a chance to meet. THANK YOU! Have a great turkey day fam, MCl
To celebrate Thanksgiving this yr we will be doing several things. The Boys (ages 10 and 4) will help me gather food to donate to our local salvation army. We are also making two shoe boxes (one for a boy and one for a girl) filled with necessities and treats that our church will send to needy children. Then we will have lunch with my husband’s family and finish off the evening with a dinner with my father, husband, kids , and my juggalo family.
Dear Fam, This year, I have more to be thankful for than ever. My son was born in January, and over the past ten months, him and I have bonded so much. I never knew I could love someone as much as I love him. I'm thankful, cause my dad left when I was 6. I always vowed I'd be a good dad to my kids, but was always worried I wouldn't. I didn't really have a strong male influence in my life, and when it comes to things most guys learned from their dad, my list is pretty short. I'm trying my best to learn about football, mechanics, and life so that I will have something to pass on to him. I'm thankful for my family, both psychopathic, and blood. Without you, I wouldn't get to be thankful today. I honestly don't think I'd be alive to write this email. So many thanks to you all especially, for waking me up. You got me to snap out of the chaos that was overwhelming me. That was 13 years ago, when I was 9. If my brothers friend hadn't been wearing a Carnival of Carnage shirt, and bumping your jams in his car, who knows when I would have connected with you all through your music. It was the greatest
therapy I could have imagined.
Los, Lettes, and Family love is what I have to be thankful for, not just in November but all year long. A good beer and a bowl go a long way, as well as the company of my wife. Most Thanksgivings were small and cheap as i grew but never knew any differant. Didn't matter at all. I was young and now that I have my own family i realize that those are the moments to be thankful for. Homies that get you stoned when your broke or just down on our luck. Random ninjas that offer you a ride in the cold and old dudes that buy beer for minors. I'm Thankful for neden and the condoms that kept the kids from being mine. But most of all I'm thankful for life created for our enjoyment and the right to praise the lord in a free country. Whoop whoop!
purplErock The Creeper
Dear Family, On the 21st and 22nd before Thanksgiving I have decided to donate my time with some fellow ninja's at the Palomino Elementary School located in the "Square" in Phoenix, Arizona. This elementary school has over 300 kindergarten students all of whom their families lives in poverty. There is a small group of us donating our time in teaching these children how they can get healthy and stay safe. We are also helping out donating food and time in the school's kitchen to help ensure that as many mouths that are hungry; they will be feed in these evening. We give our thanks to all of those who are willing to sacrifice their time to help our community and families.
I live in ghetto flour bluff (corpus christi, TX) which is methhead/homeless central, this year like every year, I cook, bake a shitload of pies, feed my family, ma, pops, close friends that have no family to be with and I invite all the homeless peeps I see a few weeks before to swing by my house for food and homemade pies. Usually I get a few that think I'm full of shit until they swing by, i hook em up with a plate, some pie and usually if we got any left a beer. Happy thanksgiving ninjas!
My story is... I plan to volunteer next week to help those in need. Then I am going to eat dinner with my fam. I have already donated food. I am always thankful. I volunteer all the damn time. WHOOP WHOOP!
I am a proud Canadian. When we have Turkey day at my place; WE all give thanks to the simple things in our lives. Family, food, friends, love, our jobs and most of all…being at the table together as one. We always have a bomb ass dinner. Talking about a turkey that feeds 8 of us and then some, stuffed with stuffing…DUH, mashed potatoes, peas, corn, cranberries, sweet potatoes (Yams), turnip, squash. And deserts consists of Lemon meringue pie, pumpkin pie, homemade apple pie and strawberry rhubarb pie. At the end of the diner we all indulge into great conversations. Happy Thanksgiving to the 'los and 'lettes south of the Canadian border. MMFWCL.
What up ninja's. This is going to be my first thanksgiving home from deployment from Afghanistan. I left for deployment May of 2010 and came home for my mid tour leave two months after to see the birth of my second child, but i missed it by a
few days, i went back when she was 2 weeks old. This thanksgiving i am going to be focusing mostly on my 4 year old Trinity Sue and my 1 year old Kenzie Ann. My wife and i are going to be inviting some single soldiers from the barracks and have them over with us seeing as they can’t spend it with their families. I am thankful to have survived a year in Afghanistan and to be home with my family and be able to get the freshness of being home. I am also thankful to my homies Stephen and Ashley Brock, Marcus Brock, Jeremy and Cheri Lappin, Daniel (DEENO) Southworth for the contiuned support i recived from them while deployed, and my wife Brandy Erp for her suporrt while deployed
For the first time in many years, we will be having guests for Thanksgiving, over our neighbors who we have adopted as family. We have lost family and friends not only this year but within the last three years so it is important to us to have this gathering. I have learned that the family you have is not just by blood, its those who stand by you through all of it. They have definitely done that. I hope all of you are able to do the same, this year. I will keep every one of my extended Juggalo family in my thoughts and hope for better things for all of us.
Much Clown Love to the Fam,
sooo wat im doin for thanksgiving,really,isnt much. This chick that i love is coming over to my crib, with some bomb ass thanksgiving food and me n her are just gonna post up,toke up,get fucked up,and go fuck like some wild monkeys in the amazon jungle,fuck ya,one love fam
This year in the Dirty Duval (Jacksonville, FL) we are throwing our 1st annual Juggalo Family Thanksgiving. It is something we have talked about for a long time and are finally able to commit to this year. Everyone is contributing something and we are going to get stoned and get fat! I'm always so thankful for my family =D
My name is Beci n I am 31 yrs old. I use thanksgiving to show those who matter most to me what they mean to me. I aint talking about my blood family, they get all the other holidays. No, Thanksgiving is for my homies. I like to cook a big ass meal with all the fixings. Like big enough to feed ALOT of people. Thhen I invite everyone over. Everyone who cant stand their family, everyone who dont have a family, anyone who cant get to their family. I make everything from scratch, and it usually takes a couple days to get everything done. There have been years where pickings were slim, but I still did the best I could. There have been years where all I had was some small ghetto kitchen, years where I was so sick i was delirious (but still cooked up some good ass food), years where I can say I literally put blood sweat and tears into the food. Thanksgiving is a special time for me, a time i set aside for the family i choose to have. Not my blood family, who seem to love to piss me off n ruin every holiday, but my real fam, my true friends, the people who I kno will have my back, no matter what. Aint that what Thanksgiving is all about?
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Yo i got a question for anyone in the hatchet family. How would a ninja go about sending in a tape to ya'll? I know you guys probably arent lookin hard for new meat, but a ninja's gotta follow his dream. WHOOP WHOOP! MMFWCL
San Diego, CA
We love getting demos from Juggalos and Juggalettes! There are so many insanely talented artists out there and it makes us fuckin’ geeked to know we’re hearin’ some flavor that so few people have.
And we’re always on the lookout for new artists. We never really stop. So if you’re an artist who thinks you have what it takes you can send your demo into the following address:
P.O. Box 620
Farmington, MI 48332
Just keep in mind that we get a lot of demos daily. Make sure you set yourself apart from the pack!
- Psychopathic Records Ninja
Dear ICP, Are You Guys Fans Of Marilyn Manson And Have Yous thought Working With Him a ICP song with Marilyn Manson are a Marilyn Manson with ICP and how about asking him to perform at the gathering?
Marilyn Manson wants way more money than we can afford to perform at the Gathering. We have no real interest in doing anything with Marilyn Manson, however if he asked us to spit a hot sixteen on his album we wouldn’t refuse.
- Violent J
Wat up my question is for DJ Clay before you Started performing at psychopathic records parties, events, wrestling, and shit how did this all started
I was DJing clubs and house parties. Renting out studio time and delivering pizzas.
- DJ Clay
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Every Mutha fuckin Time I get a successful Fucking Social network,So Bitch Ass hater Hacks it or some Bitch site closes it down.I;m bout to fucking snap.WELL guess its back to the drawing boards and a pawn shop to get my gun out.
Support your local Underground
What up Juggalos n Juggalettes.Man this month n next month is filled with show,NOVEMBER to DISMEMBER 11-26-2001
My homies Bloodtooth Records will be on that on and BOONDOX/MARS show in Covington,Ga on 12-06-2011 and also BTR will; be on ABK's show in Atlanta on 12-07-2011.Busy schedule for them.Bankrupt Records will also be on the ABK show and Nov to Dismember.Them On Dec 31.2012 its the 2012 Mini gathering at run around sues,check the Flyers out for further details on all the shows.
I'm gonna start adding videos everytime i update,til next time WHOOP WHOOP n MMFWGJCL
Persecuted, sued, and snitched onBy DAVID THORPE | November 15, 2011
Much clown love, my ninjas! While most Juggalo coverage nowadays centers on the annual Gathering, I feel it's important to make periodic off-season check-ups on the state of the clown nation. Not least of all because, as you've no doubt heard from every single person on earth by now, the FBI recently characterized the Juggalos as a gang — whether or not we agree with the assessment, it underscores the importance of keeping an eye on this vibrant subculture.
(Personally, I think it's absurd. Clowned-up teens have perpetrated the occasional food court beatdown or machete murder over the years, but the vast majority of Juggalo crimes are cultural ones. To classify every Juggalo, Juggalette, and whoop-whooping sufferer of Insane Clown's Palsy as a violent gangster is too broad a stroke; most of them are just peaceful, low-wattage outcasts looking for a place to belong.)
The big news this week: Psychopathic Records is being sued for ripping off spooky Halloween tunes! According to allhiphop.com, horror-music purveyors Midnight Syndicate are suing ICP's label for more than $2 million for the unlicensed sampling of several of their terrifying recordings, including "The Haunted Nursery," "Halls of Insurrection," and "Raven's Hollow." But will the Juggalo Nation shrink before this threat? Never! AllHipHop commenter Whoozat Juggaloz lays it out: "Whoop Whoop! No FN way! Our Fathers jacked beats and made amazing creations to feed us kids? Hey we GANGSTA yo . . . JRB and our Fathers gotta do whatever it takes to keep the Family happy and not hungry. You all know what happens when millions of psychopathic wicked clowns don't get fed, right?"
In another devastating blow to the extended Juggalo family, TMZ recently broke the news that Psychopathic Records acts Twisted and Blaze were arrested in Tampa, Florida, for felony marijuana possession. For the full story, I turned to venerable Insane Clown journalism source juggalonews.com, which raised disturbing allegations:
Eye wittnesses [sic] who have asked to remain anonymous say that former Blaze's formerhypeman J-10 and Tampa, FL resident was confronted by JCW's [Juggalo Championship Wrestling] Corperal [sic] Robinson about threats of violence twoards [sic] Psychopathic Records artists and staff as well as gossip and rants being posted via social networking websites when he ran to his car and sped off while being approached the wrestling star [sic].An hour later officers made the arrests.
J-10. . . . boasted of his accomplishment of "ruining the show" on his Facebook page before retracting his statements and deleting his status updates. His Twitter account was marked private moments later.
In an hourlong interview posted to YouTube, J-10 laid out his beef with Psychopathic Records, but vehemently denied being a snitch. "As for the snitching, hell no," J-10 said. "This is a modern-day witch hunt." He even went so far as to track down the official police report, which seems to indicate that cops were called in by a hotel employee who witnessed some Juggalo drug use. Will we ever know the real story? Will we ever care?
Also arrested in the affair was hardworking Psychopathic Records compatriot Picklez.
Perhaps in response to all this mayhem, Insane Clown Posse's official Twitter has been filled this week with the classic tears of a clown: "What is it about us? Why am I so picked on? Fucked with?," they ask. "Even in a sucsessful [sic] band, our fans are then picked on. They make FBI gang list." Furthermore: "Why all the negitive [sic] heat around my whole life? Even in this lil paradise world of Juggalos, theres [sic] a bigger world around it, which hates us."
However, a true Juggalo always triumphs over adversity: "Its [sic] always been there and always will. So those with this curse, we bond togeather [sic] and we fight it. We freak it and we shine hard regardless."
For more Juggalo info, check out the latest Hatchet Herald dispatch, or listen to the twice-weekly WFuckOffRadio broadcast; you can find it by visiting psychopathicrecords.com and clicking the picture of a radio with big-ass nutz.
Read more: http://thephoenix.com/boston/music/129881-big-hurt-november-juggalo-update/#ixzz1dp0xHk2u
CP’s Featuring Freshness – AVAILABLE NOW!
CLICK HERE TO ORDER ICP’S FEATURING FRESHNESS NOW!
It’s finally here, Juggalos and Juggalettes! The latest release from the Insane Clown Posse, Featuring Freshness, is now available for purchase on the newly revamped hatchetgear.com as well as in stores nationwide!!
This release contains two discs absolutely packed to the edges with the best features from the Insane Clown Posse’s career! The best fuckin’ part? They’re all handpicked by Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope themselves! These are the joints that they felt were the best of the most badass!
Disc one is called “Family” and features the Insane Clown Posse along with their homies and labelmates of Psychopathic Records! We’re talkin’ aboutTwiztid! Blaze! ABK! Boondox! DJ Clay! And AMB!
And on disco two, “Homies”, are all of the features and collabos between ICPand artists who were welcomed as honorary members into wicked shit fold!Three 6 Mafia! Capital E! O.D.B.! Mack 10! Kid Rock! Snoop Dogg! Bryan Abrams! Tech N9ne! Bushwick Bill! Fresh Kid Ice! Fish N Grits! MC Breed!Tone Tone! Vanilla Ice!
As an added bonus Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope also stepped into the Lotus Pod with three artists to record brand new, never been heard before collabos made especially for this album! We’re talkin’ about Paris! Big Hutch! And Afro Man!
Don’t delay, Ninjas! Get your Insane Clown Posse fix now by headin’ to your nearest retail store or go straight to hatchetgear.com to order your very own copy of Featuring Freshness!
Not really Georgia news but fuck it.
Mt. Hope High Settled Down After Violence, Threats
BRISTOL — Routine has returned to Mt. Hope High School, days after taunts and a fight sent one student to the hospital and, overnight, escalated into an online war of words that included threats of violence.
#Principal Donald Rebello came over the school’s PA at 8 a.m. Friday to implore students to remain peaceful, and he warned them that threats — either made in person or on social networking sites such as Facebook — will be taken seriously.
#“There will be a strong police presence throughout the day,” he told students during his speech. Two officers stood just outside his office, and two more stood just outside the school’s side door.
#“We’ll have an extra presence all day,” said Bristol Police Lt. Steven Contente.
#The trouble began with a verbal exchange between two students on the bus ride home Wednesday afternoon. One of those involved was a member of the ‘Juggalos,’ a group made up of fans of the hardcore rap group Insane Clown Posse (ICP). Later that evening, a series of Facebook postings made by Mt. Hope students referred to the bullying the Juggalos receive at school.
#On Thursday morning, five Juggalos arrived at school wearing face paint and makeup similar to that worn by ICP. District Superintendent Melinda Thies said Principal Donald Rebello believed the students’ physical appearance “created unrest” and the students were sent home.
#All was relatively quiet until 2:30 p.m. when two boys, one 15, the other 16, exchanged words while waiting for the bus outside the high school. According to eyewitnesses and footage from a video security camera at the school, the 15-year-old threw a punch at the 16-year-old, and the victim fell to the ground and hit his head. His assailant ran off, but was caught by the school’s resource officer soon after.
#Police and rescue were called and took the victim to the hospital, where he was treated and released. The assailant was taken into custody and charged with assault.
#The victim, although not involved in the morning incident with the students wearing clown makeup, is believed to be a member of the Juggalos group. After the assault, additional social media posts raised concerns that the group may retaliate, prompting further police investigation.
#“Lyrics from a song were taken and posted on Facebook,” Lt. Contente said. “There was a comment in the lyrics about mass murder that we took very seriously,” he said.
#Five students, accompanied by their parents, were taken to the police station Friday, where the students gave statements regarding the incidents. Based on the perceived threat, one student’s home was searched for weapons.
#“Parents were very cooperative and concerned,” Lt. Contente said. “Students were very cooperative and remorseful.”
#Word spread through social media quickly on Thursday. Ms. Thies said that absenteeism on Friday was high in response to the fear of violence that could have been carried out during the school day.
#“This is not a violent group,” Lt. Contente said. “They’re not a tightly organized group that we know of. To say there’s a violent group at the school is not true. They’ve never done anything in the past. We’ve never heard of them before. This was a first.”
#However, two components made the incident a serious concern, Lt. Contente said. First, the seriousness of the assault, with the solid punch in the face, apparently committed with the intent to cause serious injury. Whether or not the assailant was verbally provoked is still under investigation.
#The second concern was the threats posted through social media.
#“If there’s any threat on social media, we’ll follow up on it. We have to determine if there’s a threat. We look at postings as a warning,” he said.
#After Thursday’s assault, Ms. Thies said her office received two phone calls from parents who were aware of the messages posted through social media, but were not contacted by the school department of any precautions that would be in place.
#“We didn’t have enough in the way of details,” Ms. Thies said of the school’s decision not to use the telephone messaging system to inform parents of the situation. While the investigation was still developing, school officials didn’t want to relay incomplete or incorrect information.
#As a precaution, police presence was heightened inside and outside the school on Friday. Additional police were present for Monday’s arrival; however, it appeared that normal activity had resumed.
#“Certainly, violence is not tolerated,” Ms. Thies said on Monday. “This has not been part of the high school culture at all.” While police are still investigating the incident, Ms. Thies sees the need to reinforce the message of tolerance among students, particularly at the middle school and high school levels.
#The students involved in the incidents were not in school on Monday due to the disciplinary action imposed by the school for their role in inciting unrest. They are expected to return this week.
Odd Future: why do fans cheer for abusive performers?
Earlier this week, photographer Amy Harris filed a report with NOPD pressing simple battery charges against Odd Future MC Left Brain, whom she says slapped her in the face while she was shooting the group’s set at the 2011 Voodoo Experience.
Adrienne Battistella/PictureGroup/ AP IMAGESRapper-Producer Left Brain of the hip hop collective Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All shouts profanities and assaults female photographer in photo pit during the 2011 Voodoo Music Experience festival at City Park on October 30, 2011 in New Orleans
The incident had been much in the news in ten days or so since the show;Rolling Stone, MTV, the LA Times,hiphopdx.com and others all picked up the story. The band’s reps issued a statement denying Harris was slapped, and Voodoo sent out an email apologizing for the band’s behavior.
New Orleans photographer Erika Goldring was in the pit during Odd Future’s set, shooting for Getty Images. (So was Offbeat contributing photographer Skip Bolen: read his account of what happened on the magazine’s website.)
Bolen and Goldring both pointed out that festivals and big-venue gigs offer a tidy solution for artists who dislike being photographed: close the pit. Odd Future’s public statement about the incident claimed they told “the photographers to clear out multiple times.” But they didn’t have to; Voodoo would happily have done it for them, if asked.
““I thought the banter was just theatrics,” Goldring said in an e-mail. “I mean, if they really hate photographers, why not just ban them from the pit? There is no reason to be nasty. It's really sad that the band thinks their behavior is acceptable.”
Offbeat reported yesterday that though Left Brain was back in New Orleans to attend a performance by Odd Future-affiliated artist Frank Ocean on November 5, NOPD could not make an arrest because the report was as yet incomplete.
Whether Left Brain actually intended to hit Harris or not, consensus is that the group of MCs were being horrible jerks onstage. Their worst invective was reserved for the photographers in the pit (and their swats and kicks did connect with some equipment) but plenty of insults, if more playful ones, were sent out to the moderate afternoon crowd that was hooting, cheering them on and rapping right along even as the performers sneered at them and threw water bottles.
Lots of artists – Eminem, Odd Future themselves, and Insane Clown Posse, whose Juggalo fan base was recently federally classified as a gang, to name a few - use language and lyrical content that’s totally repellent, replete with misogyny and violence and other unpleasant things. (The Village Voice published an essay pegged to the Odd Future phenom, pondering why we love music filled with hate and what, if any, our moral responsibility is as an audience, about a year ago.)
Some performers, like Varg Vikernes of the Norwegian metal band Burzum and Virginia horrorcore rapper Syko Sam, actually burn down houses and kill people. Let’s place Odd Future’s smack talk, and camera-smacking, somewhere in between. They’re not without precedent. Sex Pistols fans picked up on “gobbing,” or spitting wads of phlegm at the band and one another, because lead singer Johnny Rotten did it to them (though in his autobiography, he claims he just had sinus problems.) G.G. Allin physically assaulted audience members – and also threw his own feces at them. Fans of Lil B have a strange catchphrase in which they ask the rapper to, in less polite language, have sex with their female partners. Then, of course, there’s the famous “insult comic” tradition, in which audience members hope to be the one singled out for abuse.
Obviously, there’s a difference between Odd Future whacking and swearing at photographers, who are there because it’s their job, and yelling rudely at fans, who one assumes are there because they want to be yelled rudely at.
So what’s going on there with the latter group? Is the weird identity transference that happens when watching a performance so strong that the fan identifies with the artist, even when he or she is the victim of abuse coming from the stage? Is attention from a famous person such a fabulous thing that it doesn’t matter if it’s negative? Is the energy that comes from genuine transgression really exciting – like a “Fight Club” thing? Or are people just crazy?
What do you think?
|November 04, 2011|
|IN THIS ISSUE:|
SEE ABK LIVE
MORE TO COME
BRAND NEW HATCHETGEAR.COM
AXE THE QUESTION
SEE IT NOW: ABK'S
The Hatchet Warrior is hittin’ the road, ‘Los and ‘Lettes! As of the printing of this article ABK is on tour and bringin’ his Holiday Blast NATIONWIDE!
There is no fuckin’ show like an ABK show and these dates are not to be missed! When you hear the beat of those wicked Native drums and then he starts droppin’ fiery lyrics left and right? It has to be witnessed live to fully grasp the magnitude of what a fuckin’ BADASS he is!
ABK is also bringin’ out some brand new funky fuckin’ flavor for this latest show! He’s callin’ them the Warrior Tribal Packs! This is your chance to take your ABK show experience and bump it up to the next fuckin’ level!
This is the break down. Once you have your ticket for the ABK show closest to you, just head over to ABKVIP.com! There you’ll be able to grab your very own Warrior Tribal Pack!
Included with the Warrior Tribal Pack is a personal meet and greet with ABK before the show, two stickers (1 ABK, 1 Warrior), a warrior bandana, an ABK flat,
The House of Bricks
3010 SE Grant St.
Des Moines, IA 50315
2549 Welton St.
Denver, CO 80205
The Union Station
2419 N Union Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
579 West 200 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Amped Performance Center
415 Central Ave
Albuquerque, NM 87102
412 N. 9th St.
Gallup, NM 87301
The Ft. Defiance Chapter House
Corner of Navajo Rd. Rt. 112
& Navajo Rt. 110
Ft. Defiance, AZ 86504
an ABK poster, an exclusive VIP laminate, and the Weekend Warrior DVD!
That’s a whole lotta flavor comin’ your way in the Warrior Tribal Packs, but that’s just how ABK rolls for the Psychopathic Fam!
Also joinin’ ABK for this tour will be none other than the homies of Psychopathic, Michigan’s very own Smokehouse Junkiez! They held it down on stage during ABK's Orange/Black Shows and now they’re back to do it all over again!
Just peep the dates below to find the ABK show closest to you! Hit up thehatchetwarrior.com for more details and don’t forget ABKVIP.com for your very own Warrior Tribal Pack!
And for anyone who is peepin’ out the dates and says “but he ain’t comin’ to my town”, just WAIT! This is only the first leg of the tour! In December ABK will be hittin’ the road again for part TWO of ABK’s Holiday Blast! There just isn’t an excuse to miss this, ‘Los and ‘Lettes! Be there!
515 E. Main St.
Farmington, NM 87401
5851 E Speedway Blvd #D
Tucson, AZ 85712
1320 East Broadway
Tempe, AZ 85282
House of Rock
511 Starr St.
Corpus, TX 78401
6400 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX 77057
2800 Main St.
Dallas, TX 75226
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TOUR WRAPPED – BIG
PLANS LEFT FOR 2011!
It’s one for the Hatchet History books, Ninjas! The American Psycho Tour took over the nation!
Photo by: Nik Walzak – monkeysoncrack.com
With an absolutely jaw dropping line-up! Tons of dates with minimum days off! Mind blowing stage sets! V.ery I.mportant P.sychos! A shit ton of big surprises! And most importantly, with the help of the JUGGALO ARMY!
We knew straight off the bat when it was the Insane Clown Posse and Twiztid hittin’ the road together that we were going to be witnessing somethin’ fuckin’ legendary. Add in their special guests of Blaze as well as Wolfpac? Well, fuck yeah! That’s just how the American Psychos roll!
While Halloween night marked the end of the American Psycho Tour, we know that this will be an event you’ll be hearin’ about for years to fuckin’ come. This will be the tour that tops everyone’s list of favorites, it’s just inevitable!
But you know when it comes to Psychopathic Records there ain’t no time to just chill out and bask in the glory of what just went down. That’s not how we do! There are still two months left in 2011 and everyone here at Psychopathic Records is dead set on endin’ this year as big as it has began and been since January to now!
While the details are still in the works, you know the Hatchet Holidays are comin’ up mighty fuckin’ quick and the Psychopathic Family constantly goes all out for that shit! You never know what shows will be comin’ up! What events the fam will be puttin’ on! Or what surprises are in store for the Juggalos and Juggalettes!
Without a doubt, 2011 has been one of the biggest fuckin’ years for the roster of Psychopathic Records, but there’s no rest for the wicked.
And the best part about 2011 drawin’ to a quick close, Ninjas? It means we get to do it all over again in 2012! But we’ll make it fuckin’ BIGGER! BADDER! And BETTER than anything you’ve ever seen before!
But let’s not get ahead of ourselves, Homie. Just keep an eye out on insaneclownposse.com for more big things comin’ your way!
|Page 3||November 04, 2011|
HAS BEEN OVERHAULED
Your top spot for official Psychopathic Records merchandise has been givin’ a big fuckin’ facelift, Homies! Everything has been broken down into easy to navigate sections to make sure no matter what you’re lookin’ for, or even if you’re just browsin’, you’ll be able to find flavor fast and easy!
But we’re talkin’ about more than just a brand new look! There are a shitload of new features goin’ on behind the scenes that are goin’ to make your hatchetgear.com experience that much easier and fresher!
The first brand new feature is somethin’ y’all have been askin’ for and we were able to add into this new version of hatchetgear.com! You now have the ability to make a personal login account for hatchetgear.com! This will make your checkout process even faster by allowing you to store multiple shipping addresses, view and track your orders, as well as much more!
And the best part is that signin’ up for an account is FAST. Really fuckin’ fast! In a matter of seconds you can be hooked up with your own login that gives you access to even more features of the site!
Speaking of more features, there is now also a wishlist feature! With the Hatchet Holidays comin’ up this is the perfect way for you to share what you want from hatchetgear.com with others, or tell your homies to send their wishlists your way!
It’s really fuckin’ simple. Every single item has an “add to wishlist” option. Just click that shit! That’s it! Add as few or many items to your wishlist as you want and when
it’s all said and done you can go right into your account, to the “my wishlist” section, and you can share that bitch! It’s as simple as typin’ in someone e-mail address and then BAM! They know exactly what you’re lookin’ for!
Can’t figure out what to add to your wishlist or what you want to buy for yourself? NO PROBLEM! Hatchetgear.com now offers the “compare” feature. On every item it says “add to compare”. Once again, you can add as few or many items as you want. They get added to a list right on the left side of the site.
When you’ve got everything added you’re lookin’ into, just hit COMPARE! Then a brand new window will pop up that will give you a side by side rundown of everything on your compare list! It breaks down details from the biggest to the smallest so that you can make an educated decision about what you want to spend your hard earned cheddah on!
We could go on and on about the new flavor of hatchetgear.com but the best way for you to find out what’s goin’ on is to just hit up the site yourself and check it the fuck out! And to really stay in the loop for all things hatcetgear.com give the brand new twitter.com/hatchetgear a follow for up to the minute news, contests, and more!
It’s all goin’ down at hatchetgear.com!!
|Page 4||November 04, 2011|
This has been in the works for a minute, Juggalos and Juggalettes, but the light at the end of the tunnel is in sight! We’re taken the beloved WFuckOff Radio of Psychopathic Records and completely reworking this shit into something extraordinary!
Wait a second, you don’t know what WFuckOff Radio is? Alright, you’re about to get schooled! WFuckOff Radio is Psychopathic Records very own internet based radio station. It broadcasts two nights a week from 9:00 – 1:00am EST and it’s absolutely free to tune in! All you have to do is hit up the site during broadcast hours to hear your favorite artists hosting their very own shows LIVE! You can even call in and get on the air with them!
Have to work? Have some other fuckin’ bone gettin’ in the way of you tunin’ in? NO PROBLEM! Every
single episode is archived and ready for you to either stream on your computer or download and stick on your favorite MP3 player! That way you’ve got WFuckOff Radio with you wherever you go!
Now, let’s get into the NEW SHIT! As of right now WFuckOff Radio is on a brief hiatus while we get all of our gear broken down and moved into the NEW radio studio! This studio has been decked out with state of the art equipment and it looks cool as hell.
Want to see for yourself? You’re going to be able to! This brand new
studio is comin’ equipped with multiple cameras so you won’t just be able to hear what’s goin’ down during the show, but you’ll also get a look into the madness while the hosts are live on air!
Also comin’ into this new radio mix will be a slew of brand new shows! We’ll still have all of your old favorites hosted by Violent J, Shaggy 2 Dope, Twiztid, Blaze, ABK, Boondox, and everyone else who has been down since the very beginnin’! But there will be new formats! New names! And new faces comin’ your way to livin’ up the airwaves!
And in all of this revamping we’re putting the final touches on a brand new site to contain all of this flavor and new features! And we figured, what better way to welcome this new aged era of radio than by giving WFuckOff Radio a whole new tag!? Something all encompassing that let’s everyone know what it’s about! Well, be on the lookout, Ninjas...
JUGGALO RADIO is coming soon!
|Page 5||November 04, 2011|
I was just curious is Twiztid goin to continue wit there Terrible Tales of the TWIZTID comic?
Sand Lake, MI
We have considered it. I was really unhappy with the artwork as I'm a Super Comic Book Head but if we do it again I'm not gonna rest till we have someone from the comic world participate in some way. Even if it's a "Fuck You Excelsior" from Stan Lee inscribed in the liner notes.
Yo, what up? This is a question for Violent J. So, I read Behind The Paint, and I was wondering, did you ever cross paths with the evil Wool family later on? And if so, did you kick their asses?
No, I never crossed paths with them, thank god. Because if I did, I wouldn’t be here answering this question. I would probably instead be locked up in Jackson state penitentiary.
- Violent J
I didn't get to see the american psycho tour, but will icp or anyone else do vip packs in the future?
The VIP packs offered during the American Psycho Tour were something Ninjas had been wantin' for a minute and we feel they turned out DOPE! ABK is on tour offering Warrior Tribal Packs and we're sure they're always possible for more artists in the future.
|CLASSIFIEDS||November 04, 2011|
October 28, 2011
Reading through the latest National Gang Threat Assessment from the Justice Department's National Gang Intelligence Center, Wired's Spencer Ackerman came to a section that surprised him.
Enlarge National Gang Intelligence Center
From the federal report.
National Gang Intelligence Center
From the federal report.
It seems that along with the Crips, Bloods, MS-13 and other gangs causing problems across the nation, there's also the Juggalos.
They would be, "fans of the shticky rap group Insane Clown Posse," as Ackerman says.
Or, as the center's report says rather dryly in a footnote: "traditionally fans of the musical group the Insane Clown Posse."
According to the center, Juggalos are a "loosely-organized hybrid gang [that is] rapidly expanding into many U.S. communities."
"although recognized as a gang in only four states, many Juggalos
subsets exhibit gang-like behavior and engage in criminal activity and
violence. Law enforcement officials in at least 21 states have
identified criminal Juggalo sub-sets, according to NGIC reporting."
What have they reportedly done?
committed by Juggalos are sporadic, disorganized, individualistic, and
often involve simple assault, personal drug use and possession, petty
theft, and vandalism. However, open source reporting suggests that a
small number of Juggalos are forming more organized subsets and engaging
in more gang-like criminal activity, such as felony assaults, thefts,
robberies, and drug sales. Social networking websites are a popular
conveyance for Juggalo sub-culture to communicate and expand."
That analysis doesn't quite line up with some of Wired's other reporting about ICP and the Juggalos.
the magazine looked at how ICP has built a large following and wrote
about the group's "pop-culture sleeper cell of fans, who call themselves
the Juggalos (so named for a 1992 ICP song, The Juggla)." And it reported that:
a sizable population of female fans (dubbed Juggalettes), ICP's
following is made up mostly of young white men from working-class
backgrounds. They tend to feel that they've been misunderstood
outsiders their whole lives, whether for being overweight, looking
weird, being poor, or even for just liking ICP in the first place. It's
a world where man boobs are on proud display, where long-hairs and
pink-hairs mingle, where nobody makes fun of the fat kid toweling off."
rappers Insane Clown Posse have a show in your town, lock your windows
and bolt your door: Their fans, who call themselves Juggalos, are
officially a “gang threat,” according to the FBI. Their inclusion in the
2011 National Gang Threat Assessment apparently puts them in a league
with the Bloods and Crips, notes Spencer Ackerman at Wired.
The agency says the “loosely-organized hybrid gang” is “forming more
organized subsets and engaging in more gang-like criminal activity.”
“Although recognized as a gang in only four states,” the FBI says, “many
Juggalos subsets exhibit gang-like behavior and engage in criminal
activity and violence.” The Feds cite thefts, drugs, and felony assaults
among the Juggalos’ crimes, noting that it can be “difficult to
classify them and identify their members.” The agency points out the
Insane Clown Posse connection only in a footnote.
Published: 11:18 PM 10/28/2011
The FBI has included the devotees of campy ‘horrorcore’ rap group Insane Clown Posse on a list of major gang threats, alongside Crips, Bloods, MS-13 and the Hells Angels.
Presumably, that makes the platinum-selling duo Joseph “Violent J”
Bruce and Joseph “Shaggy 2 Dope” Utsler the kingpins of a vast criminal
army in clown make-up.
Juggalos, as the rabidly enthusiastic fans are known, “are rapidly
expanding into many US communities,” the report warns. “Although
recognized as a gang in only four states, many Juggalos subsets exhibit
gang-like behavior and engage in criminal activity and violence.”
First reported by
Wired’s Spencer Ackerman, the FBI report makes the bizarre allegation
that the Juggalo threat is expanding in New Mexico in particular because
of their affinity for Native American culture, mentioning their
connection to the rap group only in a footnote.
“They are attracted to the tribal and cultural traditions of the
Native Americans residing nearby,” says the report, based on National
Gang Intelligence Center data-gathering.
The group is expanding, thanks to social networking, which is “a popular conveyance for Juggalo sub-culture.”
The report adds, “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.”
They have a large gathering in Illinois each year, a four-day
Woodstock for their odd, often violent counterculture. At last year’s
gathering, Tila Tequila was pelted with rocks and feces. This year’s festival brought Lil John, Flavor Flav, Busta Rhymes, George Clinton and Charlie Sheen. There was one casualty.
You can watch Insane Clown Posse's HALLOWICKED show on pay-per-view
Insane Clown Posse, the face-painted rap duo who rap lyrical horror
stories, spray massive amounts of Faygo on attendees at their concerts,
have their own fan base following called the Juggalos, and are self
proclaimed as “The Most Hated Band in the World”.
If you are
looking for entertainment this coming Halloween night, then you must
attend, or at least watch the live broadcast of Hallowicked and witness
the Wicked Clowns perform at their most anticipated show of the year.
has been celebrating Halloween night for the past 17 years by throwing a
massive party in Detroit called Hallowicked. This coming October 31
marks the duo’s 18th Annual Hallowicked show, which will feature
performances by ICP and their label mates Twiztid and Blaze Ya Dead
This is how the band's publicist describes the night:
Dancing Zombies + Insane Clowns + Musical Horror Stories Rapped
Over Catchy Beats + Face Painted Juggalos Covered in Faygo + Most
Entertaining Event on Halloween night = HALLOWICKED!!!!
official Hallowicked after party will immediately follow at St. Andrews
Hall, which will feature JCW matches and a performance by Wolfpac. But,
iif you are not able to attend due to location the show will be
broadcasted live via internet pay-per-view at www.psychopathiclive.com. All pertinent information for the events may be found below:
Hallowicked After Party
St. Andrews Hall
431 East Congress St
Detroit, MI 48226
Doors 10 p.m.
Starts 6 p.m.
Twiztid and Blaze get mug shots....
duo Twiztid, along with rapper Blaze, all three of whom are currently
on tour with the Insane Clown Posse, were arrested in Tampa, Florida
yesterday. They were charged with felony possession of marijuana and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
In the picture below, from left to right are Jamie Spaniolo and Paul
Methric (Twiztid) and Chris Rouleau (Blaze). They were all released
this morning on a $2,500 bond.
Cops arrested them after smelling the marijuana from outside and
promptly searching their bus. They found marijuana in a sandwich bag,
as well as some being prepared for rolling. They confiscated 110.6
grams of marijuana in total.,,,,,,,,,,,,(What I heard was some lil bitch narced them out,,,,Chrisco)
October 21, 2011
IN THIS ISSUE:
AMERICAN PSYCHO TOUR
YOUR AMERICAN PSYCHO TOUR STORIES
FEATURING FRESHNESS DROPS NOV. 1st
AXE THE QUESTION
JOIN THE JUGGALO ARMY - CATCH THE AMERICAN PSYCHO TOUR NEAR YOU!
As of today there is only a little over a week left for you to
get your fix of The American Psycho Tour. This massive traveling show
has been on the road since late last month and it shows no signs of
Countless stories have been pouring in from Ninjas all over the
nation (some can be read on page 2!) but there is one similarity
between all the tales of ‘Los and ‘Lettes lucky enough to hit up the
American Psycho Tour… They had the time of their fuckin’ lives!
The first thing that let everyone and their mutha know this
tour was going to be unlike anything we’ve ever seen before was because
of the line-up! Any Insane Clown Posse concert that you go to is goin’
to be pure adrenaline and Faygo. Any Twiztid show you hit up is going to
have all the serial killaz in the house rockin’ wit the dead.
But when you take those two absolute powerhouses of
entertainment and combine them together on the road!? The world just
ain’t fuckin’ ready for that sort of devastation but the Psychopathic
Family don’t give a fuck!
And as if the wicked clowns and the demented duo weren’t enough
to make you get out the fuckin’ house and go see this show, they
brought along two very special guests! The first is their labelmate and
long time homie, Blaze! And the second are staples of the wicked and
wild side of music, Wolfpac!
When are you ever going to be able to see a lineup this
massive!? Is has been fuckin’ years since the insane clown posse,
Twiztid, and Blaze have hit the road together! So, who knows how long it
will be again for the stars, moon, fuckin’ planets, and alien UFOs to
align so this happens again!? We have no idea so that’s why missin’ this
tour just ain’t a fuckin’ option!
Now, while that concert alone is massive enough, the American
Psychos pulled out all the stops for this tour. They have added so much
extra flavor and
Photo by: Nik Walzak – monkeysoncrack.com
freshness that they have left a trail of flipped wigs in the wake of their tourbus!
One of the biggest and best things that have been goin’ on with
this tour is the VIP packages. Now, these ain’t just any VIP packages.
This ain’t for very important people. These are for the Juggalos and the
Juggalettes! The V.ery I.mportant P.sychos!
For every single American Psycho show, including Hallowicked,
you can head over to hatchetgear.com to purchase this wicked ass package
which contains a shit ton of flavor. A SHIT TON, Y’ALL! You get let
into the venue an hour early so that you can meet & greet with ICP,
Twiztid, and Blaze! You get an American Psycho Tour shirt! The American
Psycho Tour EP! A souvenir lanyard! And it lets your participate in the
historical Faygo Armageddon that goes down at the end of the show on
stage with your Juggalo family! Like we said, that can be picked up on
hatchetgear.com and is not something to miss out on! We’re tellin’ you
There have also been a few underground supergroups lurkin’
around this tour. The first one is Dark Lotus! They have been runnin’
their own tour dates alongside the American Psycho dates. The five
petals of the Lotus are alive and strong and comin’ to your city!
The other group has been causin’ nothin’ but havoc on the road.
It’s the Psychopathic Rydas! They have been hittin’ up the American
Psycho after-parties makin’ their bandana clad brothers and sisters
fuckin’ jump to their down and dirty (and ganked) beats!
The reasons to witness this tour are just pilin’ up, ‘Los and
‘Lettes! But the days to see it are runnin’ out! If you don’t have your
tickets for the American Psycho Tour yet, what are you waitin’ for!?
Head to insaneclownposse.com/tour to peep the dates. The Very Important
Psycho package for all dates as well as Hallowicked can be found on
hatchetgear.com! Dark Lotus tour dates as well as after-party info can
also be found at insaneclownposse.com/tour!
You have the info you need, Ninjas! We’ll see you there!
October 21, 2011
YOUR STORIES @ THE AMERICAN PSYCHO TOUR
The American Psycho Tour is goin’ strong and we’ve been hearin’
non-stop stories from ‘Los and ‘Lettes about how off the hook this tour
has been! Really, there have been so many dope stories that we wanted
y’all to send them into us so we could share them with the fam!
We put out the call and in absolute homie fashion the Juggalo
Nation answered! We got countless emails from Juggalos and Juggalettes
sharin’ their tales of the American Psycho Tour. We read through each
and every single one of them and, honestly, we wish we could post them
all. Some of them made us laugh our asses off. Some of them touched us.
Some of them left us a little fuckin’ confused, but y’all had a good
fuckin’ time through the madness so what more can you ask for!?
While there isn’t enough room for us to post all of the
stories, we picked out a handful of them to pass along. This is the
reason for shows. It’s not just about the music at an ICP and Twiztid
concert. It’s about the family and the memories you make with them!
Enough from us. Peep YOUR STORIES from the American Psycho Tour below!
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This was my first icp show fucking amazing was right up front
for a bit but before twiztid came out i had given up my spot for two
lettes and now im with my babe that i met at that show fucking amazing
WHOOP WHOOP!!!!!! MMFCL
Colbe – Ontairo, CA
Last year i was celebrating my 19th birthday with a bunch of my
close friends. Around 4am this kid and a couple of his friends showed
up and started creating problems with everyone there, all of sudden the
kid cracked me in the head with a 2x4 and knocked me out cold. I had a
seizure and was unconscious and without breathing for 3+ minutes. I
awoke in the hospital and i couldn't speak or feel the right side of my
upper body, the doctors told me i probably wouldn't speak again and
there would be drastic changes to my everyday life. I laughed and (kind
of) said I'll be back to normal in a month. Two months later i was in
Worcester, MA front row for the Happy Daze Tour, screaming every word at
the top of my lungs! Then Shaggy walked to the front of the stage and
played Birthday Bitches, as if he knew, as if he was giving me the
birthday that I wasn't able to have. One year and 5 months later I once
again am in Worcester, MA and front and center for the American Psycho
Tour this time, the entire show was explosive from start to finish and
the Worcester family is always off the chain. But the truly special
moment for me was getting to sing happy birthday back to Shaggy with the
rest of the family. To me it’s just another small example of the magic
that is The Dark Carnival and how it brings us all together. All and
all, it was and absolutely amazing night that I will never forget.
Aj - Shithole, CT
I went to the show in Philly on October 16th 2011. Best time of
my life. Well anyway i have been going to ICP shows for 16 years now.
Well I can say that this was the best one yet. I tried to come up with a
crazy? For Jay that would stand out.. Well i think it worked. I asked
Jay what he did with his shoes after every show? How does he get them
dry every night b4 the next show. or does he were wet faygo fill
sneakers..lol. Well he told me that he wore them for 5 shows and washed
and dried them in between each show... SoOoOo,, i looked down and said
can i have them.. He looked at me like WtF, and said "What Do You Have A
Thing For Feet?" well no i dont but to own something of jays would be
awesome and i dont think anyone else has sneakers right off his feet.
Any Way after the night went on and they Rocked that place. we went on
stage at the end. We all went crazy with the faygo and i walked to the
back of the stage with him and told Jay Ummm I still want your Shoes..
lol He popped them off and said there ya go. I said HOLY SHIT THANK YOU!
and ran back on the stage holding his Sneakers Up. Showing them off
like I just won a million dollars ..Rofl. I had them outside showing
them to people and no one be leaved me untill people started looking at
their pics of that night and saw them on his feet.. Well then i had
lettes kissing them and people were flippin out that Jay Gave me His
Kicks.... I am So geeked to have them. I will be getting them put in a
case until ICP comes back to Philly where i will bring them with me to
have him Tag them up for me! hint hint.lol. so yeah all them were cool
as shit. and Jay made my life! Love all Of you and cant wait to see all
of you agen for another 16,32,48 plus years,,rofl.. Thank You Jay For
Your Faygo Filled Sneakers...
pS they are still covered in Faygo confettii and feathers, and still tied toads the insides just how he tied them.
My boyfriend and I attended the Philly show on October 16th and
we got the VIP passes since my birthday was the 17th. When we were
lined up in the VIP line and we were a little worried because there was
so many people doing VIP. We went into the room where ICP, Blaze and
Twiztid were and the room was fucking fresh. It had some really cool
lights and the piano was awesome. Despite our worries the meet and greet
was amazing. I didn't feel rushed or like I just had to get my
signature and go. Everyone was just mad respectful and would hold a
conversation with you. Than we were told to line up on the side before
11pm to get ready for faygo Armageddon. We were all amped up for faygo
Armageddon and as you stepped on the stage it was a fucking fresh
feeling. At that moment it wasnt about ICP or anyone else for that
matter, it was just about the you and the juggalos. It is totally
indescribable. It was the best feeling ever to get off that stage and
start my 23rd year covered in faygo and having such a epic night. Thank
you Psychopathic records!
Desaree - Old bridge NJ
Photo: Nik Walzak – monkeysoncrack.com
Went October 15th for worcester mass. I had bought my homie one
because she has been down for over 15 years and has never met any of
the artists before. She cried when i told her i bought her a pass for
the show. For a month i was telling everyone at work about how my goal
was to get a picture with twizid but of course i got much more. i walked
right over 2 blaze and got a hug and a picture and told him how i was
happy he was back in worcester. After that i walked over to jamie madrox
and got a hug from him also. Then i got my pic with him and proceded to
paul. I mentioned how i saw them at the gotj and they said they would
be in worcester once a week if they could and he said yup. i then got
pics with shaggy and violent J and told Jay how they were the shit for
doing this. Towards the end i waited and got on stage and was throwing
faygo right next to jay and i looked over at him and he looked back and
smiled at me and i couldnt stop smiling. its been almost a week and i
still cant stop talking about this concert. Thank you all for making
this the best day of my life.And makin this my homies best night also.
Me and my ninja went to see the American psycho tour in
Pittsburgh pa, it was one of the best show I have ever been to, and I
have been going to shows and gatherings since 2004. I am a stay at home
mom of a 20 month old and I never get time off, and this being one of my
only times was MIND BLOWING! i was up front the whole time having the
TIME of my life, the sets were amazing, I saw shit I’ve never seen them
do before. I hope there is more shows like this to come :) thank you
psychopathic for making a moms night out EPIC!
The Amercian Psycho Tour was wicked. We ended up buy 5 tickets
so we could look out for our homies turns out only half of them were
true homies so we had to hit the fam to get rid the rest of the
tickets... then we didnt have a ride then we found one but we wouldnt of
been able to go to the after party ...last minute we got our own wip so
we got to go to both Whoop Whoop.... When we got there meet true fam.
Who happend to have two extra VIP tickets so we got to go backstage meet
the FAM get autographs,pictures, tee shirt, cd's, and got to throw
faygo off stage for the second time (old shit tour). What started off as
a bad day turned out to be the greatest day of our lives Were some
lucky ass juggalos Whoop Whoop MMFWCL
The ones and only Juggalotus N Shaggalette
It started off with a drive from Kentucky to Grand Rapids
Michigan. Once I got to the venue, hung out with the family, including
Poppy, whom I meet this year at the Gathering. With plenty of time to
kill, I also spent some time around the side entrance talking to crew,
venue workers and the Hotties with Wolfpac. The main reason for the trip
was to do the "VIP" experience. A chance to meet and hang with J,
Shaggy, Madrox, Monoxide and Blaze, A dream of a lifetime. After kicking
it with everyone, some pictures and autographs, I asked J about getting
on stage for Faygo Armageddon, and he said "Let’s make that happen. On
the way back our, I ran into Mike E. Clark for a minute. Went back down
to catch Wolfpac's set, then Blaze, Twiztid and last but not least ICP.
At the arranged time, I was stage left, got to go hang back stage with
everyone, then run up on stage and let loose with a shit load of
Faygo......It was well worth the trip. So much that I'm going to the
Columbus Show (VIP) and Hallowicked in Detroit (VIP again).......MMFCL
Rammed where to start. Me and my best homie were geeked about
the show all that day. It was at a new venue here in slc and we were
excited to check that shit out. So we were
waiting to go and I noticed that we could go VIP without having to
have shit shipped to us, so in the blink of a eye we were flying down
the freeway to get to a computer with a printer. We barily made it by
the three o clock cut off. I glad we did. I've been to every icp show
since the wicked wonka tour and this was the best show yet. VIP was
crazy! Getting on stage with the fam was unforgettable. One minute
violent j was standing next to me and the next I can't breath or see
shit because three of my homies are emptying faygos on my head. It was
the best day of my life! Whoop whoop!
I've been a fan of ICP and Twiztid for about 3 years now and
was so nervous to go to this concert! I had been to other artists
concerts before an had VIP passes before too, but the American Psycho
Tour by far is the BEST CONCERT i've ever been to. I was nervous about
getting to meet Violent J, Shaggy, and the whole Psycho Crew on tour
because i hadn't been a fan as long as most of the people there. My
experience started as soon as i got out of the car with the people in
the parking lot chanting " FAMILY". Right then, i knew everything was
going to be alllllll good. Violent J was amazing talking to my boyfriend
and I about what music really is all about and he even liked my
boyfriends Wallet so much HE TRADED HIM FOR HIS WALLET. Not to mention
being on stage with ICP while throwing and getting drenched in Faygo was
amazing.But the true story is that I will never forget the feeling of
being with ICP, Twiztid, and Blaze and feeling like I belong, with the
artists and with all the Juggalos & Lettes. My boyfriend always used
to tell me i would never understand fully on what a Juggalo was until i
went to one of the concerts and felt the love of the family. I can say
now that i fully understand what it is to be a JUGGALETTE and am proud
to consider myself one. WHOOP WHOOP!!!!
My uncle introduced me to the wicked shit several years back,
and when we heard about this tour we bought our tickets fast. It was our
first ICP show, so we were both geeked as hell. Of course we knew about
Juggalo's strong family love, but we had never experienced it before.
It was exactly how its described... it was AMAZING. The show was the
best i have ever been to, i felt i had got my moneys worth before ICP
even came on. All the bands were great, Blaze and Twiztid killed it, and
ICP left us with our brains imploded. Youtube videos are NOTHING like
the real deal, after that show i KNOW i will be down for life. Whoop
whoop and MCL fam.
went to the pittsburgh show with my friend. it was her first
show from them! was only three people away from the stage and was
getting soaked in faygo. me and my friend got split up so i went outside
to smoke a cigarette. meant a super cute guy and started talking to
him. we went back inside and i grabbed his hand and we got as close as
we could. we were dancing together and getting soaked and as soon as the
lights came on i leftwithout saying goodbye. oh and i can't forget to
add in all the black and blue marks i got from getting hit ;) but so
worth it. the best night of my life.
Photo: Nik Walzak – monkeysoncrack.com
i went to the show on oct 18th in raleigh nc. It was my first
time. I went with my boyfriend of 1 year, and his brother and a few
friends. When we got to the show i was amazed by the warmth from the
family. I felt for the first time that i belonged. As the show started
with blaze, i was floored. I have never seen so many people just being
their selves. Once Twizted came on i was down in the homies by the
stage. When ICP came on my boyfriend pulled me close and told me to get
ready. I was clueless on what was going to happen... I got soaked to the
bone by all the faygo. I screamed and chanted like there was no
tommorrow. I loved trying to miss getting hit by the bottles. But it was
a joy to get soaked. As the night ended, i was sad. I wanted the night
to go on forever. I cant wait till the next tour and the gathering next
year. I might see you there.
Your Juggalette Brandi
Saw the 1st show of the tour in grand rapids, mi. 9/26/11 1st
show ive ever seen from anyone at the hatchet and my wig was
completetely blown off i still cant find it! Seen vids of concerts but
it was 1000 X's better in real life! So much lo love, faygo showers
outside b4 the show, it was cool as shit. My heart was racing when the
inros started for each artist, so much intensity, when ICP came out the
fucking crowd exploded! I freaked a lil lol twiztid and blaze fuckin
rocked, when they were all on stage at the same time was like once in a
lifetime opportunity to see that and it was dope, white t was brown
after all the faygo, came home with 5 bottles lol and would like to
thank shaggs for the 2 liter to the face lmao MMFWCL WHOOP WHOOP!
October 21, 2011
FEATURING FRESHNESS COMES OUT NOVEMBER 1st
Just a little over a week separates you from greatness,
Juggalos and Juggalettes. We’re talkin’ about the release of the highly
anticipated album from the Insane Clown Posse, Featuring Freshness!
It’s available for pre-order right now on hatchetgear.com but
it’ll be officially droppin’ all over the fuckin’ nation on November
1st! That’ll be the day you can get your digits on this compilation
album handpicked and put together by the Insane Clown Posse themselves!
Not only did Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope go through their
entire catalog of features to find the biggest and best bumps to put on
this album, but they also dove into the studio with
the likes of Paris, Big Hutch, and Afro Man to record brand new tracks to add into the classic flavor!
But there is a whole lot goin’ on with this album, two fuckin’
discs worth to keep your earholes entertained for a long ass minute!
The title says it all for disc one. Family! The Psychopathic
Family to be exact! This disc contains songs of the Insane Clown Posse
with features from their labelmates and homies for life. You’ve got
Twiztid, Blaze, ABK, Boondox, DJ Clay, and AMB all roundin’ out this
Disc two reaches out past the Psychopathic roster but doesn’t
lose any of the fire, it’s all about Homies! On this disc you’ll be able
to hear joints from ICP and Three 6 Mafia! Capital E! ODB! Mack 10! Kid
Rock! Snoop Dogg! Bryan Abrams! Tech N9ne! Bushwick Bill! Fresh Kid
Ice! Fish N Grits! MC Breed! Tone Tone! And Vanilla Ice! And like we
said before, it had brand new tracks with Big Hutch! Afro Man! And
Make sure you have ICP’s Featuring Freshness right when it
drops on November 1st by goin’ to hatchetgear.com now and pre-ordering
your copy! Then it’ll be delivered straight to your door nice and easy
Or just wait until the day of, Tuesday November 1st, to head
out to your local store and scoop the freshness for yourself. It’ll be
For more about Featuring Freshness and ICP hit up insaneclownposse.com!
October 21, 2011
A WORD WITH
Juggalos have a bad rap. It’s unfortunate and true. The mainstream
wastes a lot of their time focusin’ on the negative aspects of the
Insane Clown Posse as well at the Juggalo Nation without ever shinin’
light on the good that all you Ninjas do.
There are Juggalos who have come up with great ways to not only
support their fellow ‘Los and ‘Lettes, but they also work to help others
in need. This could be through can drives, volunteering, and a ton of
Well, we wanted to start takin’ a moment now and then to focus on the
Juggalos and Juggalettes who are doing something inspiring. Who are
lookin’ at what the world thinks they should be and sayin’ “Fuck that!
Imma do my own thing!” Because we know just as much as y’all do that
Juggalos and Juggalettes come in endless combinations and we want to
spread that word.
This first ‘Lo we want to focus on was found through YouTube. He has
an entire channel dedicated to signing the lyrics of Insane Clown Posse
and other underground songs. It was dope as hell to us because it was
something we had never seen before and it was amazing to see someone who
wouldn’t let anything get in their way of enjoyin’ ICP and spread the
message to others who might be in the same boat as him.
His name is Kirk and we caught up with him through his channel at
youtube.com/wildhandz. He was cool enough to answer some of our
questions. Check out the fresh interview below and make sure you peep
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HH: There are a lot of people who have viewed your videos that
keep coming back to the same question, so let’s clear it up right from
the start. Are you hearing impaired or did you learn sign language
because you know someone who is hearing impaired?
Kirk: I am hearing impaired with 95% deafness, I was born deaf, I
grew up deaf. My parents both are hearing impaired, my sister is hard of
hearing, and I also have 2 aunts who are deaf too. All the rest are
HH: When people generally think of someone who is hearing impaired
they don’t naturally think of them as having a passion for music. Has
music always had a heavy influence on your life?
Kirk: My first music was Nightmare Before X-Mas. I was pressing my
ear up to the TV and the first song was "This Is Halloween", I fell in
love with the sound of the words and the beats. I also had my older
sister whose hearing, she was always listening to music, so I was always
listening to different kinds of music with my sister. A lot of deaf
people I know aren’t really into the LYRICS, they just want to feel the
beats. Myself, I love hearing the words and the beats. It just inspires
me to live my life, because hearing people and deaf people aren't so
HH: How did you find out about the Insane Clown Posse and Psychopathic Records?
Kirk: It was about when I was 19 or 20... I went over to one of my
friend's house who I didn’t see for a long time, I met her boyfriend
who's a Juggalo. And he's hard of hearing, we both had love for music. I
was into Rap music such as Outkast, Old school Eminem, David Banner,
TuPac, and to be honest with you, I didn’t know nothing about ICP before
that. So my Homie started to sign some songs, showed me ICP music, and I
totally fell in love with the beats, the words. The way they didn’t
give a fuck what people was thinking about them, or what they was saying
about them. They was being who they were, just like I am who I am.
HH: What made you decide to start creating these YouTube videos of
you signing the lyrics for all of these Psychopathic and underground
Kirk: I was looking around on Sign Language Music on YouTube. I
noticed other deaf people were using ASL, American Sign Language, with
random artists such as
Nsync, Lady GaGa, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, etc. And having
learnt ICP music from my homie, I figured if other deaf people could
make videos, why shouldn’t I? So, I picked the songs that I could hear
the words so I could sign it to everyone who would enjoy it. By the
way, I use SEE, Signed Exact English, it’s where I would sign EVERY word
for word. So people everywhere would understand every word that’s being
said. And I think it’s harder doing songs in SEE than ASL, but that’s
just my opinion.
HH: And how long have you been doing it?
Kirk: I have been signing music my whole life. But signing the
Psychopathic Records, I been signing it since I fell in love, but as far
as making videos, I would say about few years ago when I had my old
YouTube account. I shut it down and made a new one, which is WildHandz.
HH: What sort of feedback have you been receiving on your videos?
Kirk: I've had some deaf people saying I should be using ASL, but
hey, I'm gonna do my thing. HAHA. I don’t really get much haters, but I
have gotten a lot of LOVE from Ya'll Juggalos! Oh yeah, sorry about the
squeaky chair, I didn’t know!
HH: How do you decide what songs to sign?
Kirk: I had to look around for songs that I can hear the words, then I practice at it.
HH: Is it possible for people to request songs?
Kirk: It depends, it has to be a song that I can hear the voices
clearly. Which isn't easy with ICP or Twiztid or anybody in Psychopathic
Records, but I still love their dope beats!
HH: Did you come up with the sign for Juggalo or how did that come about?
Kirk: Well, my homie Toby said Juggalos is same thing as clowns, so
we decided that the sign for Juggalo would be same as the sign for
HH: What do you want ‘Los and ‘Lettes to know about their hearing brothers and sisters of the Juggalo Family?
Kirk: Did you mean DEAF? If that's the case, try to get involved with
them, learn sign language. Don’t be leaving them out. Being left out in
a hearing family aint a fun thing. I went through that shit. FAMILY is
FAMILY, don’t matter if u can’t hear, can’t see, can’t walk... TREAT
THEM WITH LOVE just like u would like to be treated.
HH: Take the floor to give any shout outs and final thoughts to everyone reading!
Kirk: First off, I would have to give my shout out to Violent J and
Shaggy 2 Dope for publishing my video. This wouldn't have been possible
without them showing me some love. And I would like to thank my main
homie, Toby for introducing me to the WICKED SHIT! A Shout Out Everybody
working their asses off at Psychopathic Records to keep it wicked! A
Shout Out to all YOU JUGGALOS all over the WORLD that’s keeping it
wicked! A Shout Out to all YOU JUGGALOS showing me LOVE! A Shout Out to
all YOU JUGGALOS that’s subscribed to me! A Shout Out to Mary J for
keepin me BLAZED!
But seriously, YOU are who YOU are. Live ur life the way YOU want it.
I been doing this shit for long time, there were times when I wanted to
give it up, quit at everything, but I got my homie, my family,
everybody out there supporting me! Everybody out there working hard with
their music, DONT GIVE UP! If Justin Bieber made it with his crappy
music, then YOU CAN TOO!! If you got a dream, try to live it!
WOOP WOOP! MUCH MOTHERFUCKIN WICKED CLOWN LOVE FOR LIFE!
October 21, 2011
In the song "The Show Must Go On" by ICP on the Riddlebox there's a
voice that describes an evil carnival. Who's voice is that? Is that an
excerpt from a movie? If so, what is the name of the movie?
It’s Violent J slightly slowed down and EQed to make him sound like some kind of creepy narrator.
- Violent J
Who does that bad ass scratching on "Wax Museum," Shaggy or Mike?
Whoever it is give them phat proooooooooops and allow them to smash it
in the other's face!
Shaggy did the scratching and Mike came up with the incredible bass
line to that song. Wax Museum is one of my all time favorite Dark
Carnival-ish sounding songs of our entire career. I fuckin’ love Wax
- Violent J
What in the hell is Jamie saying in the beginning of Bussyoheadopen?
"Turned 2 the Back"
October 21, 2011
Tech N9ne And ¡MAYDAY! Discuss Controversial New Song "The Noose"
Exclusive: The Kansas City King and a former
MTV battle-rap champ breakdown the meaning behind their U.S.
troops-inspired controversial collabo from "Welcome to Strangeland." Save
for a brouhaha instigated by parents, and inflamed by local media, this
past April following the choice of a Kansas City high school as the
backdrop for his and fellow K.C. artist The Popper’s “For The Mo” video,
has remained remarkably free from controversy in an otherwise
celebratory 2011 for the king of independent Hip Hop (and star of Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV).
never one to hold his tongue, Tech will be closing out the most
successful calendar of his 20-year career with a bit of controversy
thanks to his daring new song, “The Noose” .
addition to the song serving as a platform for Tech to tackle a touchy
topic, the second release from his forthcoming fourth “Collabos” album,
Welcome to Strangeland (due on his 40th birthday, November 8th),
following last month’s leak of album bonus track "Beautiful Music" ,
will also function as the formal introduction to the masses of Strange
Music’s latest addition, the six-member Miami-based Hip Hop band¡MAYDAY! The sextuplet is comprised of co-lead emcees Bernz and 2003 “MTV Battle II” champion Wrekonize, along with producer/keyboardist/guitarist Plex Luthor, percussionist NonMS, drummer LT Hopkins and bassist Gianni Cash.
Yesterday (October 12th), Tech and Wrek took some time before the Tucson stop of the Lost Cities Tour
to talk to HipHopDX for the world premiere of the Plex Luthor-produced,
Wrekonize and Bernz featured “The Noose” and addressed the song’s
controversial title, its suicidal subject matter, and its intended
purpose to support the struggling rather than shock the easily offended.
HipHopDX: In 2010 there were nearly 300
suicides of U.S. service members, and I know from your lyrics that this
song was meant to be a tribute to the troops, but I have to ask if you
have any concerns about [Wrekonize’s] line, “I’m hangin’ up the noose
now, waitin’ for the end,” being interpreted by struggling troops in a
way you never intended?
Tech N9ne: Man, I think for anybody going through
that much hell, you [want to] predict your end and you don’t want nobody
else [doing that for you]. I don’t condone suicide, but I’ve been
around people that’s been in the war and was like, “Man, you kept me
from killing myself [with that line from “Psycho Bitch II”], because I
didn’t wanna go by the hands of another man.” I hear that every day on
the tour. A lot of the troops that made it back come to me like, “Man,
over there you just got me through it. A lot of days I just wanted to
And [Strange Music co-founder] Travis [O’Guin],
when I did that song with ¡MAYDAY!, he said, “Hey man, you think you’d
ever wanna go perform for the troops?” And I was like, “You crazy? I
don’t care what’s going on over there, I’ll go to Afghanistan. I’ll go
wherever!” I got a passport. I will go to show my appreciation, ‘cause I
know it’s hard over there, man. I know it is, ‘cause I hear stories.
fact that somebody would wanna take their life because it’s such hell
over there, [that] touched me. And I had to speak on it. At first, I
wasn’t sure if people would agree with what I said. I said, “For the
young soldiers who, do exactly what they’re told to do / Damn, do
exactly what they’re told to do / Defend their country and uphold the
crew, but give my one and only soul for you? / Ese, that’s a hell of a
job description / I don’t know if my God’s with this one / But I guess
it’s the laws of sick men, send out youngn’s and they fall the victim /
Of an evil clan’s plan / That’s why I be sayin’ blam !/ ’Cause on 9-11 I
realized our fate is in another man’s hands.” I was speaking about
George Bush. … It’s like, I had to touch on it, but when I first did it I
was like, “I hope I don’t offend nobody.” But [then] I was like, “Fuck
that! I don’t care if I offend anybody, that’s how I truly feel.” And I
know that’s how a lot of these parents feel too. And I know it’s a lot
of these young cats, and older cats, that go over there [that] feel the
same way. So I just had to speak from a soldier’s point of view, because
I’m out here with ‘em. They come to my shows, and they tell me stories.
I just did [a song] the other day with my group, K.A.B.O.S.H.
It’s my Rock project. Our first song we ever did, it’s called “God of
War,” and we speaking from a soldier’s point of view.
wear my soldier boots, it ain’t ‘cause I’m trying to be stylish, it’s
because they over there fighting so we can fuck off on tour like this. I
said [on “The Noose”], “While we chillin’ on tour, on the bus gettin’
sucked off / Know a family’s grieving ‘cause war is receiving their
peeps and they’re crying their butts off / That’s why I give so much,
when I flow bust / Why we got it so good? ‘Cause it’s so rough / For the
young soldiers who, do exactly what they’re told to do.”
crazy. And, I’m out here in it. I ain’t over in Afghanistan, but they
are, and they come over and they say, “Tech, man, your music – ‘Riot
Maker,’ ‘The Rain’ and all that – that really got me through over there.
It’s just, being in that desert, it’s just horrible, man. It was so
many days I wanted to take myself.” And I’m like, “Damn! Take yourself?”
Ain’t that crazy?
DX: Yeah. So you see “The Noose” more as a deterrent than any sort of encouragement? It shouldn’t be interpreted [that way]?
Oh, no, no, no, no, no. When ¡MAYDAY! had that verse, and had that
whole chorus, when I heard it I said, “Where is that going?” He said,
“Nowhere.” I said, “I need it for my album.”
One of my homegirls
was like, “I don’t know about naming it ‘The Noose.’ And you black,”
and all of that. And I’m like, “No, to me it’s just saying I don’t wanna
be taken by another man. I don’t want my fate to be in another man’s
hands. So I’m hanging up the noose now, waiting for the end.” That’s how
I looked at it.
I don’t condone suicide at all, because if you
believe in The Bible [it says] that’s everlasting life in hell. So, I
don’t condone it, but I understand …. Let me be the reason why I die.
Not saying that I’m condoning suicide, but damn, some of these people
think like that.
DX: Now, you mention in your
verse that you visited wounded soldiers at Camp Pendleton. Tell me about
what motivated that visit, and what happened during that visit.
They asked for me. That’s how much my music touches the troops. And
when they called, they said, “I know you guys are on tour, but during
the morning of this day what will it take to get Tech and some of the
guys to come visit some of the wounded soldiers?” And we said, “It don’t
take nothin’. Let’s go. They’re the reason why we’re doing this … and
So, they called for me, and I came. And what I saw,
man … These cats are younger than me. Dude, I’m about to be 40 [on]
November 8th. I might move on stage and look like I’m 23 or 26 or
something, but no, I’m about to be 40-years-old, man. And when I saw
these 22 [and older] cats, man … with no legs, and in wheelchairs … they
left hand is like a big, skin boxing glove – it’s skin, but it looks
like a boxing glove [because] his fingers are gone, blown off by bombs
and shit – it just hit me like, “Oh my God. This is real like a
muthafucka.” We already know it’s real, but when you there and you see
it – and they was so nice: “Thank you, Tech. Thank you so much” – I’m
like, “Damn, I was just writing music from my heart, I ain’t know it was
gonna touch everybody like that.”
When I went to Camp Pendleton
I left there … I was like pretty fucked up, man. Like, we cry about the
littlest shit over here. “Man, my bus ain’t right.” “This bus is
dirty.” “Aw man, y’all ain’t got no chicken? Y’all got all pork ….” We
trippin’ on shit like that, and these muthafuckas are over there taking
bullets, and losing limbs. It just made me see [that] we got it great.
We got it great, and these young dudes over there fighting for our
freedom, homie. Fighting for other folks freedom over there [too].
a controversial song. For one, it’s called “The Noose.” I had people
say, “Maybe you should change the title.” It was already called “The
Noose” before it got to me. And, I loved it. ¡MAYDAY! is – all of ‘em,
they’re just wonderful artists. I’m so proud to have ‘em on my team
because they brought that out of me. [Starts singing] “I’ve tried
writing this letter now, several times before / When the party’s over
and the liquor is no more.”
DX: I can’t believe that’s former MTV battle-rap champ Wrekonize singing that.
Yes! That’s him. He’s talented. Talented! Had that shit, played it for
me on the last tour we were on, and I said, “I need it.” And when I sat
down with it, that music, it just brought out Camp Pendleton.
About the theme of “The Noose,” was your intention in what you were
saying Wrek that you don’t want another man to take your life, you wanna
be in control of that decision?
Yeah, it was that, and it was also – Initially, it was more about just
that feeling you get when you’re so fed up with shit that you don’t
really know what to do, you really don’t know how to face any more of
the shit that’s going on in front of you.
And then to take it into
your own hands basically, to not get taken out by someone else. But it
was definitely about a fed up feeling, and feeling like, “Damn,” when
the negativity in the world gets the better of you. You’re overwhelmed
with it and that’s the feeling you get.
you have any concerns at all that your line, “I’m hangin’ up the noose
now, waitin’ for the end,” along with Bernz’ final verse detailing an
attempted suicide, might be interpreted by suicidal troops in a way
y’all never intended?
Wrekonize: Um … I didn’t
think – Well, ‘cause what happened was I wrote the joint before we went
on the road with Tech. And it was kind of open-ended, it just had the
first verse on it and the hook. So we didn’t really know what we were
gonna do with it. We didn’t know where we wanted to put it. And then,
once we played it to Tech [N9ne], he was like, “I’d love this for [Welcome To] Strangeland.”
So we’re like, “Cool.” And then once he wrote his verse, he was telling
us that he had just gone to Camp Pendleton. So he was telling us that
he really wanted to take it to that area, ‘cause he had felt so strongly
about his visit there. So then once he added that – ‘Cause I already
had some concerns about [the song]. It’s definitely morbid, and the
suicide stuff is a very serious note to touch upon. [But] I didn’t
really think about it too much until I heard his verse, and then … I
didn’t want it to have a negative effect, but at the same time to know
that – I have friends that are in the military that have that feeling
when they’re [depressed].
So I feel like in the end, even though
it does touch upon a negative outlook on it, and it has a very morbid
outlook, it’s something that sympathizes with the way that they might
feel, which I feel like turns into a positive thing in the end.
Fred Durst Gets CBS Sitcom
Fred Durst.Photo: Splash News
Wait, what? Obviously, the CBS comedy brand has undergone an evolution in recent years -- witness the smutty Two and a Half Men, or the vagina-obsessed and possibly-too-mean 2 Broke Girls -- but it still feels a little bit weird to type the following words: CBS has signed a deal with Limp Bizkit star Fred Durst to star in a new sitcom. In the half-hour project, currently known as Douchebag
(still weird!), Durst will star as a "rock legend" trying to juggle his
family and his famous-person lifestyle, which will hopefully not
include any failed, canceled comeback tours. We're this close to an Insane Clown Posse crime procedural, everyone! (Of course, we would watch the hell out of that.) [Deadline]
Bout to start the new week
A new Hatchet Herald is out has AMB'S BONEZ DUBB INTERVIEW,which im exstatic about,just click the above link to see erythang whoop whoop,im out for now
Tech N9ne | "Welcome to Strangeland"
An Eye-Opening Look at the World of the 'American Juggalo'
By Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg
Oct 5 2011, 11:55 AM ET
Thousands of Juggalos, fans of hip hop duo Insane Clown Posse, converge each year for a music festival called the Gathering.
This hypnotic documentary frames the hard partying, and often shocking,
scene with a cinematic lens, connecting with the colorful cast of
characters that call the Juggalos "family."
Against all odds, the film doesn't feel exploitative -- these Juggalos
seem to welcome a chance to defend and celebrate their subculture.
Filmmaker Sean Dunne shares
his insights into how to shoot for "as unbiased a view as possible,"
and his take on what Juggalo culture says about America, in an interview
Viewer discretion advised: The following contains explicit language and some nudity.
American Juggalo from Sean Dunne on Vimeo.
The Atlantic: What inspired you to shoot the Gathering?
I got the idea about a year and a half ago, maybe a little before last
year's Gathering. From the little that I knew about Juggalos I could see
them being rich, colorful subject matter. Until that time I had mainly
done portrait-type documentaries and I was looking for a project that
took me out of my filmmaking comfort zone. For a lot of reasons this was
well outside of my comfort zone. Then there was a ton of media
attention for last year's Gathering, I guess because Tila Tequilla had
some sort of incident. The press that I saw coming out of there seemed a
little obvious and easy and often elitist. The Juggalos were being
picked on by everyone and they had no say in the matter. It was at that
point that I decided that I would attend the next Gathering and give
them a voice and make something in the vein of Heavy Metal Parking Lot.
access an issue? You seemed well received by your interview subjects,
who seem friendly and forthcoming on camera. Was it a challenge to
connect to people?
Connecting with the Juggalos and getting them to open up on camera was
surprisingly not an issue at all. I got the sense that they were anxious
to be heard. None of the other media we saw there were actually
speaking with Juggalos; they stayed by the stage instead and took
pictures of them from afar, basically treated them like animals at a
zoo. We got in there, spent most of our time deep in the campgrounds.
When the Juggalos saw what we were doing and that they had a chance to
speak their minds (or act like complete jackasses) on camera, they
jumped at the opportunity. They would come up to us and ask to be
interviewed. We were not at a loss for subjects; in fact, we had to turn
some people down.
The larger conversation in reviews of
the film, and among commenters online, has revolved around what Juggalo
culture says about America, whether it’s a counterpoint to Burning Man, or a symbol of an empire in decline. Do you see a larger lesson or revelation in the film?
I think it's a little early to say exactly what the larger meaning is
or if this will serve as evidence of the collapse of our civilization. I
can tell you that being there opened my eyes to some things that are
going on in American that I wasn't quite aware of. It was shocking how
many of them didn't have phone numbers or addresses when they were
filing out the release forms. I heard so many stories about how they
were between houses or had just been kicked out or evicted.
Heartbreaking stuff. Like it or not, this is a growing segment of
society. Shit is really crazy out there right now. It's really easy to
sit there and make fun of these people in the media; it's even easier to
pretend they don't exist. For this I wanted to present these people in
their own words, good or bad, however depressing or funny it might be.
documentary style is often described as “cinematic.” Are there any
filmmakers or films in particular that have influenced your work?
When I first approached my director of photography, Hillary Spera, about this project I told her I wanted it to be Heavy Metal Parking Lot meets Koyaanisqatsi. She got it right away. So for this film those were hugely influential. Besides that I'm a big fan of the work of Craig Baldwin, Ross McElwee, the Maysles brothers, Errol Morris and a bunch of other doc guys. I really like the movie Election --
might be one of the best ever. I could go on forever about this stuff,
but I won't because it could get very boring, very quickly.
film begins with two minutes of atmospheric slow motion footage and
music. It immediately forces the viewer to see a crass subculture in a
new light. Was this a conscious strategy? How did you develop the visual
style of the piece?
While we were shooting I made sure we took plenty of time to just shoot
the crowds, to be a fly on the wall and capture them behaving as they
would had there been no camera present. When my editor, Kathy Gatto,
and I started building the open we focused on trying to take something
that to most people would register as ugly and offensive and make it
look beautiful, captivating and somewhat hypnotic. We knew the open
would make or break the film. You're already asking a lot of your
audience to sit with this kind of subject matter for so long; it was
crucial that we had them hooked from the first frame.
The overall visual style was based on two things: first, that we took a
deliberate, composed approach and thus contradict what the audience
expects from a documentary -- especially with this type of subject
matter. Second, we had to shoot in a way that didn't come off as too
heavy handed in influencing the audience. To accomplish that, we decided
that one of our cameras would remain on a wide 18mm lens, giving the
viewer as unbiased a view as possible. The second camera would be used
for cutaways and close ups, but the idea was to have this feel as if it
were presented without commentary. For that reason we used fewer tight
shots than I normally do in my films.
What’s next for you?
Lots. Most of which I'm not going to discuss with a publication that
reaches so many people. But I have a lot left in the tank. Keep checking
www.veryapeproductions.com for updates.
What up Juggalos n Juggalettes,Chrisco here to let ya know I'm back mufuckaz,Whoop Whoop.I gotta get all this shit straightend out but keep ya eyes posted n keep it wicked WHOOP WHOOP
Just found out the Rydas are coming out with a new album
Fuck I gotta hurr up and get net.This shit sux borrowing peoples shit.,but the past mont has been eventful for me and Gajuggalos.I got to work at a firework stand and was security at GIWA wrestling last weekend which was the shit,hope to get to do it again soon,me n my homie THE FREAK at the event
Well shit Ill update again as soon as i get to another computer,MUCH MUTHA FUCKIN GEORGIA JUGGALO LUV WhoopWhoop
What up took me a minute to get back on here,shits been hectic.got a few show updates for yo asses out there.We got Boondox,Blaze,KMK.and Tech n9ne coming to Atl this summer
BOONDOX and BLAZE comin to the A
Sticks & Headstones
Date : 06/22/11
Venue : Masquerade
City : Atlanta, GA
And my Homise Bloodtooth Records will be in the house
KMK in the A July 24 .2011 at the masquerade
1374 West Peachtree Street
Atlanta GA (Midtown)
Min. Age: 21+
HAPPY 420 Juggalos n Juggalettes,sorry i aint been around much been working my ass off and internet been slow as hell at the motels,MMFWCL
Well im bout to head to work,,,,Did anyonyone check out that psy pay per view last night,i seen bits n pieces of it,im gonna see if i can stream that shit for yall,so check back later,headin out,i got more updates n shit when i get home in the morning, mmfwcl
man i been up forever trying to get shit right on this fucking site again,this shit is easy but hard at the same time.I wanna get everything just right.I added pics n shit but it still aint the way i want it,i wanna do a brand new layout,i want it my way but i gotta use it googles way,fuck what was i thinking when i signed back up with google and godaddy, another fuckin year of bullshit,but ima find some new shit next year.I wanna upgrade the network too,the one i got kinda sucks ass but ill work this shit out,more new shit coming up,mmfwcl chrisco
Man I fuckin hate that i missed the show in ATL tonight.I bet it was off the chain,but this job i have limits me on shit i wanna do.So I just sat home n been trying to fix alot of shit thaT is wrong with this site.I bout got it done.so just stick wit me,,mmfwcl chrisco
What up everyone,tryin to get this shit rollin,any suggestions hit me up,i wanna have contest n shit,we need a new banner so if anyone can make us a new one hit us up.So i will be adding news n shit back soon too,i wanna do a new layout for this shit to.But since ning started charging out the ass we got a new social network for gajuggalos,its the link at the top of the page,so join that shit,i want it to be better than the fucking ning,Like i said im just gettin this shit back up ,so im still a lil rusty at some of the newshit
Finaly bought the domain back now im, working on alotta bullshit since everything has changed so fucking much,but alotta fresh updates n shit is coming your mutha fuckin way homies,,,mmfwcl chrisco
Been working on this shit for like 24 hours straight it seems,comi0ng along way and still have a hella journey ahead of me...fuck you ning