Insane Clown Posse 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. 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 three 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
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 famous hip hop and rock musicians. The themes of
Insane Clown Posse center on the mythology of the Dark Carnival, which
the duo claim is a spiritual force that has revealed a series of
stories known as Joker's Cards. These stories each offer a specific
lesson designed to change the "evil ways" of listeners before "the end
consumes us all." Insane Clown Posse has a dedicated following, often
referred to by the group as Juggalos and Juggalettes.
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Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. Clinging to an object or surface; adhesive.
2. Unwilling to yield from a point of view; dogged.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
I do not understand those terrors which make us cry out, Satan, Satan!
when we may say, God, God! and make Satan tremble. Do we not know that
he cannot stir without the permission of God? ... I am really much more
afraid of those people who have so great a fear of the devil, than I am
of the devil himself. Satan can do me no harm whatever, but they can
trouble me very much, particularly if they be confessors.
--Teresa of Ávila
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