Insane Clown Posse
Composed of Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope, who perform under the respective personas of the “wicked clowns”. The Insane Clown Posse performs a style of hardcore hip hop known as horrorcore and is known for its elaborate live performances. A vaunted live show that features open fires, chain saws, liters of Faygo Soda dousing the audience (Faygo being the group’s favorite brand).
ICP were originally formed in 1989 as a hardcore Detroit rap group called Inner City Posse. After combusting in 1991, the only members left, Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope, slightly altered the name to the Insane Clown Posse to reflect the fact that they had been visited by the Carnival Spirit, who ordered them to carry word of the impending apocalypse by touring the nation and releasing six “joker cards” (popularly known as LPs) with successive revelations of the final judgment. The first, Carnival of Carnage, appeared in 1992 on their own Psychopathic Records label. The group became notorious in Detroit’s underground scene, but several tours around the region failed to ignite much more than the rage of area leaders.
Members:Violent J , Shaggy 2 Dope
Also Knows As:ICP
Years Active:1989 – Present
Associated Bands:Inner City Posse, Dark Lotus, Psychopathic Rydas
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