Our sister paper, The LA Weekly, traveled to Detroit to explore the reality and legend of controversial rap duo Insane Clown Posse. Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope gave us a revealing, no-holds-barred interview, leaving behind their wicked clown personas for a rare glimpse at the vulnerable Detroit "scrubs" who built an unlikely music/wrestling/events/merchandise empire.
Here are some of the highlights, as the interview/feature/cover story reveals:
The origins of ICP (before the cult phenomenon) in the economically hard-hit suburbs of Detroit.
The earnestness and seriousness of Joe and Joey in what they see as a spiritual mission. How and why they wrote "Miracles" (aka, the "fuckin' magnets, how do they work?" song). Their final answer to the claims they are really "evangelical Christians."
The mythology of the Dark Carnival, the Joker Cards and (exclusively for Juggalos) a new clue related to the upcoming Mighty Death Pop album.
ICP's take on the incidents at the Gathering last year involving Tila Tequila.
What happened when ICP met Ice Cube.
Their plan for Internet Pay-Per-View domination.
Why Insane Clown Posse might be the perfect soundtrack for the New American Depression (a.k.a., we're all scrubs now!)
Then read the entire cover story: "Down (and Out) with the Clown: The LA Weekly Interview with Insane Clown Posse" here.