” greeting (one of the first vehicles we walk past is a pickup truck with the license plate number WHOOPX2) and “psychos” could mean brothers in arms.Psychopathic Records is ICP’s DIY operation after parting ways with the majors who infamously allowed their parent company Disney to interfere with the vulgar 1997 breakthrough .
Tracks include “Jump Around” by House of Pain, “Beautiful” by Christina Aguilera, “Shout” by Tears for Fears, Public Enemy’s “Night of the Living Bassheads,” “State of Shock” by Michael Jackson & Mick Jagger, and more.
(aka Black Pop) is ICP’s single, album-length version of Too Short’s rap classic “Freaky Tales.” Though the original was eight minutes long, ICP have expanded it into 64 non-stop minutes of dirty rhymes. Clark’s (aka White Pop) contains outtakes, remixes and collaborations featuring Kottonmouth Kings, Twiztid, Color Me Badd, Geto Boys, Scarface, Willie D, Three 6 Mafia, Swollen Members, and more.
Additionally, each bonus collection is an album of its own.
(aka Red Pop) features brand new covers from ICP featuring guest appearances from every artist in the Psychopathic Records family, along with Limp Bizkit‘s Fred Durst and Lil Wyte.
But our shared interest was in connecting the ICP to a social history of postindustrialization and whiteness. Our book proposal, amazingly, made 33 1/3’s long shortlist, which was whittled down to 94 from 471 entries.
Even though we didn’t get chosen, we felt pretty good about making it that far.
Other projects have taken precedence over this one, though, so we decided to post the introduction and proposal for the book on our respective blogs.
And to set the mood, you should probably listen to this while reading it.
In fact, neither man can even pronounce “evangelical.”“We’re not envelichiculous … From ICP’s early days, when the group aroused the wrath of the Disney company through tracks like “The Neden Game” (a super X-rated “Dating Game” parody) and “Boogie Woogie Wu” (which imagined the boogie man in particularly horrific form), Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope have courted controversy on a consistent basis. ” — included “To Catch A Predator,” which vividly imagined entrapping and torturing a sex offender.
It’s not easy to claim they’ve mellowed, either: The duo’s last album — 2009’s “Bang! And thanks to the occasionally violent behavior of ICP fans — a few of whom, like cop-killing Massachusetts teen Jacob Robida, have been charged with murder (in a 2006 incident ICP publicly denounced) — the group has managed to stay infamous throughout its time in the spotlight.
What could anyone possibly say about Insane Clown Posse that’s any worse?