Insane Clown Posse

Insane Clown Posse

Biography

Insane Clown Posse (ICP) is an American hip hop duo from Detroit, Michigan. The group is composed of Joseph Bruce and Joseph Utsler, who perform under the respective personas of the "wicked clowns" Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope (originally 2 Dope). Insane Clown Posse performs a style of hardcore hip hop known as horrorcore and is known for its elaborate live performances. The duo has earned two platinum and five gold albums. According to Nielsen SoundScan, the entire catalog of the group has sold 6.5 million units in the United States and Canada as of April 2007.

Originally known as JJ Boyz and Inner City Posse, the group introduced supernatural- and horror-themed lyrics as a means of distinguishing itself stylistically. The duo founded the independent record label Psychopathic Records with Alex Abbiss as manager, and produced and starred in the feature films Big Money Hustlas and Big Money Rustlas. They formed their own professional wrestling federation, Juggalo Championship Wrestling, and later collaborated with many well-known hip hop and rock musicians. The group has established a dedicated following called Juggalos numbering in the "tens of thousands".

The songs of Insane Clown Posse center thematically on the mythology of the Dark Carnival, a metaphoric limbo in which the lives of the dead are judged by one of several entities. The Dark Carnival is elaborated through a series of stories called Joker's Cards, each of which offers a specific lesson designed to change the "evil ways" of listeners before "the end consumes us all".

Discography

Insane Clown Posse - Carnival Of Carnage

Insane Clown Posse - Carnival Of Carnage

Psychopathic Records 1992
Insane Clown Posse - Beverly Kills 50187

Insane Clown Posse - Beverly Kills 50187

Psychopathic Records 1993
Insane Clown Posse - Ringmaster

Insane Clown Posse - Ringmaster

Psychopathic Records 1994
I.C.P. - The Terror Wheel

I.C.P. - The Terror Wheel

Psychopathic Records 1994
Insane Clown Posse - A Carnival Christmas

Insane Clown Posse - A Carnival Christmas

Psychopathic Records 1994
Insane Clown Posse - Riddle Box

Insane Clown Posse - Riddle Box

Battery Records 1995
Insane Clown Posse - Tunnel Of Love (X-Rated Version)

Insane Clown Posse - Tunnel Of Love (X-Rated Version)

Psychopathic Records 1996
Insane Clown Posse - Mutilation Mix: Greatest Hits (That Never Were Hits)

Insane Clown Posse - Mutilation Mix: Greatest Hits (That Never Were Hits)

Psychopathic Records 1997
Insane Clown Posse - Forgotten Freshness Volumes 1 & 2

Insane Clown Posse - Forgotten Freshness Volumes 1 & 2

Island Records, Columbia House 1998
Insane Clown Posse - The Amazing Jeckel Brothers

Insane Clown Posse - The Amazing Jeckel Brothers

Island Records 1999
Insane Clown Posse - Bizzar

Insane Clown Posse - Bizzar

Island Records, Psychopathic Records 2000
Insane Clown Posse - Bizaar

Insane Clown Posse - Bizaar

Island Def Jam Music Group, Psychopathic Records 2000
Insane Clown Posse & Twiztid - Psychopathics From Outer Space

Insane Clown Posse & Twiztid - Psychopathics From Outer Space

Joe & Joey Records 2000
Insane Clown Posse - The Wraith: Shangri-La

Insane Clown Posse - The Wraith: Shangri-La

D3 Entertainment 2002
Insane Clown Posse - The Pendulum

Insane Clown Posse - The Pendulum

Psychopathic Records 2002
Insane Clown Posse - Forgotten Freshness Vol. 3

Insane Clown Posse - Forgotten Freshness Vol. 3

Psychopathic Records 2002
Insane Clown Posse - The Wraith: Hell's Pit

Insane Clown Posse - The Wraith: Hell's Pit

Psychopathic Records 2004
Insane Clown Posse - The Calm

Insane Clown Posse - The Calm

Psychopathic Records 2005
Insane Clown Posse - Forgotten Freshness Vol. 4

Insane Clown Posse - Forgotten Freshness Vol. 4

Psychopathic Records 2005
Insane Clown Posse - The Wraith: Remix Albums

Insane Clown Posse - The Wraith: Remix Albums

Psychopathic Records 2006
Insane Clown Posse - The Tempest

Insane Clown Posse - The Tempest

Psychopathic Records 2007
Insane Clown Posse - Eye Of The Storm

Insane Clown Posse - Eye Of The Storm

Psychopathic Records 2007
Insane Clown Posse - Jugganauts

Insane Clown Posse - Jugganauts

Island Records 2007
Insane Clown Posse - Bang Pow Boom!

Insane Clown Posse - Bang Pow Boom!

Psychopathic Records 2009
Insane Clown Posse - Bang Pow Boom! (Nuclear Edition)

Insane Clown Posse - Bang Pow Boom! (Nuclear Deluxe Edition)

Psychopathic Records 2010
Insane Clown Posse ‎- The Old Shit

Insane Clown Posse ‎- The Old Shit

Psychopathic Records 2010
Insane Clown Posse & Twiztid - American Psycho

Insane Clown Posse & Twiztid - American Psycho

Psychopathic Records 2011
Insane Clown Posse - Featuring Freshness

Insane Clown Posse - Featuring Freshness

Psychopathic Records 2011
Insane Clown Posse - Icon

Insane Clown Posse - Icon

Island Records 2011
Insane Clown Posse - The Mighty Death Pop

Insane Clown Posse - The Mighty Death Pop

Psychopathic Records 2012
Insane Clown Posse - Freaky Tales

Insane Clown Posse - Freaky Tales

Psychopathic Records 2012
Insane Clown Posse - Smothered, Covered, And Chunked

Insane Clown Posse - Smothered, Covered, And Chunked

Psychopathic Records 2012
Insane Clown Posse - Mike E Clark's Extra Pop Emporium

Insane Clown Posse - Mike E Clark's Extra Pop Emporium

Psychopathic Records 2012
Insane Clown Posse - Forgotten Freshness Vol. 5

Insane Clown Posse - Forgotten Freshness Vol. 5

Psychopathic Records 2013
The Killjoy Club - Reindeer Games

The Killjoy Club - Reindeer Games

Psychopathic Records 2014
Insane Clown Posse - House Of Wax

Insane Clown Posse - House Of Wax

Psychopathic 2014

Guest Appearances

Twiztid - Mostasteless (RE)
  • $85 Bucks An Hour

Twiztid - Mostasteless

Island Def Jam Music Group 1999
Three 6 Mafia - When The Smoke Clears
  • $85 Bucks An Hour

Three 6 Mafia - When The Smoke Clears: Sixty 6, Sixty 1

Loud Records 2000
Kottonmouth Kings - High Society
  • Wickit Klowns

Kottonmouth Kings - High Society

Capitol Records 2000
Twiztid - The Cryptic Collection
  • Meatclever

Twiztid - The Cryptic Collection

Psychopathic Records 2000
Twiztid - Freek Show
  • All I Ever Wanted

Twiztid - Freek Show

Island Def Jam Music Group 2000
Blaze Ya Dead Homie - Blaze Ya Dead Homie - Blaze Ya Dead Homie
  • Shittalkaz

Blaze Ya Dead Homie - Blaze Ya Dead Homie

Psychopathic Records 2000
Esham - Acid Rain
  • Migraine Headache

Esham - Acid Rain

Psychopathic Records 2002
Ol' Dirty Bastard - The Trials And Tribulations Of Russell Jones
  • Dirty & Stinkin' (Remix)

Ol' Dirty Bastard - The Trials And Tribulations Of Russell Jones

D3 Entertainment 2002
Esham - Repentance
  • Hard Times

Esham - Repentance

Method Recordings 2003
Zug Izland - Cracked Tiles
  • Fire

Zug Izland - Cracked Tiles

Psychopathic Records 2003
Twiztid - The Cryptic Collection 3
  • Keep It Movin

Twiztid - The Cryptic Collection 3

Method Recordings 2004
Fresh Kid Ice - Freaky Chinese
  • Tour Bus

Fresh Kid Ice - Freaky Chinese

Chinaman Records 2004
Boondox - The Harvest
  • Lady In The Jaguar

Boondox - The Harvest

Psychopathic Records 2006
Blaze Ya Dead Homie - 1 Less G N Da Hood (Deluxe G Edition)
  • Given Half A Chance

Blaze Ya Dead Homie - 1 Less G N Da Hood (Deluxe G Edition)

Psychopathic Records 2006
Kottonmouth Kings - Cloud Nine
  • Think 4 Yourself

Kottonmouth Kings - Cloud Nine

Suburban Noize Records 2007
Twiztid - Independents Day
  • Monster's Ball

Twiztid - Independents Day

Psychopathic Records 2007
Prozak - Tales From The Sick
  • Insane

Prozak - Tales From The Sick

Strange Music 2008
Project Born - Born Dead 2: The Return Of The Reaper
  • Fuk Wit Me

Project Born - Born Dead 2: The Return Of The Reaper

Project Boy Ent. 2008
ABK - Mudface
  • U Aint No Killa

ABK - Mudface

Psychopathic Records 2008
ABK - Medicine Bag
  • Keep It Wicked

ABK - Medicine Bag

Psychopathic Records 2010
Boondox - South Of Hell
  • Watch Your Back

Boondox - South Of Hell

Psychopathic Records 2010
Blaze - Gang Rags
  • Birthday

Blaze - Gang Rags

Psychopathic Records 2010
The Dayton Family - Psycho
  • The Gathering

The Dayton Family - Psycho

Psychopathic Records, Hatchet House 2011
The Dayton Family - Charges Of Indictment
  • The Gathering

The Dayton Family - Charges Of Indictment

Psychopathic Records, Hatchet House 2011
Twiztid - Abominationz
  • Abominationz

Twiztid - Abominationz

Psychopathic Records 2012
Big Hoodoo - Crystal Skull
  • Spells

Big Hoodoo - Crystal Skull

Psychopathic Records 2013
Da Mafia 6ix - Watch What U Wish...
  • Mosh Pit

Da Mafia 6ix - Watch What U Wish...

S.A.T.ENT Music LLC 2015
Axe Murder Boyz - Blood In Blood Out
  • Calm Down

Axe Murder Boyz - Blood In Blood Out

Psychopathic 2015
Axe Murder Boyz - The Garcia Brothers
  • Might Go Mad

Axe Murder Boyz - The Garcia Brothers

Psychopathic Records, Canonize Productions 2015
Jelly Roll & Lil Wyte - No Filter 2
  • Zombie

Jelly Roll & Lil Wyte - No Filter 2

Bad Apple Inc. 2016

Compilations

The Fear (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  • Dead Body Man

Various - The Fear (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Warlock Records 1994
WCW Mayhem: The Music
  • Take It

Various - WCW Mayhem: The Music

Tommy Boy 1999
Heavy Metal 2000: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  • Dirt Ball

Various - Heavy Metal 2000: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Restless Records 2000
Race Riot
  • House Of Horrors & Terrible

Various - Race Riot

Spitfire Records 2000
Take A Bite Outta Rhyme - A Rock Tribute To Rap
  • Posse On Broadway

Various - Take A Bite Outta Rhyme - A Rock Tribute To Rap

Universal Records 2000
Hatchet History - 10 Years Of Terror
  • Gang Related

Various - Hatchet History: 10 Years Of Terror

Psychopathic Records 2002
Psychopathics From Outer Space Part 2
  • Wicked Wild

Various - Psychopathics From Outer Space Part 2

Psychopathic Records 2003
Psychopathics From Outer Space Part 3
  • If I Was God

Various - Psychopathics From Outer Space Part 3

Psychopathic Records 2007
Esham Presents The Butcher Shop
  • Global Warming

Various - Esham Presents The Butcher Shop

Aknu Media 2008
Kottonmouth Kings - Greatest Highs
  • Think 4 Yourself

Kottonmouth Kings - Greatest Highs

Suburban Noize Records 2008
Project Born - The Very Best Of Project Born
  • Fuk Wit Me

Project Born - The Very Best Of Project Born

Anti-Authority Records 2013
Various - Big Caz Presents Family Scriptures, Vol. 2
  • Thug Pit

Various - Big Caz Presents Family Scriptures, Vol. 2

Mo Thugs Records 2013
Various - Mike E. Clark's Psychopathic Murder Mix Vol. 1
  • Whoz Goin Next (Triple X Mash Up)

Various - Mike E. Clark's Psychopathic Murder Mix Vol. 1

Psychopathic 2015