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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".

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Discography

Album

Year Title RatingReleases
1992 Carnival of Carnage 5 4
1994 Ringmaster 5 2
1995 Riddle Box 5 1
1997 The Great Milenko 5 2
1999 The Amazing Jeckel Brothers 5 2
2000 Bizaar 5 2
2002 The Pendulum 1
2002 The Wraith: Shangri-La 5 2
2004 The Wraith: Hell's Pit 5 1
2007 The Tempest 1
2009 Bang! Pow! Boom! 7
2012 Freaky Tales 1
2012 The Mighty Death Pop! 7
2012 Mike E. Clark's Extra Pop Emporium 1
Instrumentals, Volume 1 1

Album + Audiobook

Year Title RatingReleases
2012 Smothered, Covered & Chunked 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1995 Forgotten Freshness 1
1996 Mutilation Mix 1
1998 Forgotten Freshness, Volumes 1 & 2 1
2001 Forgotten Freshness, Volume 3 1
2005 Forgotten Freshness, Volume 4 1
2007 Jugganauts: The Best of ICP 1
2008 Playlist Your Way 1
2011 Featuring Freshness 1
2012 Best of Insane Clown Posse 1
2013 Forgotten Freshness, Volume 5 1
2014 20th Anniversary Hallowicked Collection 1
The Complete Pendulum 1
The Pendulum 1

Album + Remix

Year Title RatingReleases
2006 The Wraith: Remix Albums 2
The Tempest: DJ Mix Kit 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title RatingReleases
Big Money Hustlas 1

Single

Year Title RatingReleases
1995 Mr. Rotten Treats 1
1998 Hokus Pokus 2
1999 Another Love Song 1
2000 Jacob's Word 1
2003 Homies 1
2011 Leck Mich Im Arsch 1

EP

Year Title RatingReleases
1993 Beverly Kills 50187 1
1994 The Terror Wheel 1
1994 A Carnival Christmas 2
1996 Tunnel of Love 2
2005 The Calm 1
2007 Eye of the Storm 1
Chicken Huntin' 1

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