Insane Clown Posse
Year of birth : 1989
Age: 26 years
Place of Birth : Detroit, Michigan, USA
Citizenship : United States
This " cartoon " team, performing a rap - metal became famous mainly not because of their music, but because of his shows with fire, circular saws and tons of cheap soda ,falls on the audience. However, in the world of the 90s and that it was enough to get a contract with a major label.
It all began in 1989 when rap gang was organized in Detroit, called "Inner city posse". After a couple of years, almost all members of the team had disappeared and in a group ,now renamed "Insane clown posse", it remains only two participants - Violante J (Joseph Bruce) and Shaggy Tu Doup (Joseph Atsler) .
In 1992, they released their first album on their own " clown " label "Psychopathic Records", "Carnival of Carnage".This first " Joker " (as the musicians began to call their creations) brought the band popularity among Detroit underground. However, when the "Insane clown posse" went abroad in its region, it turned out that there is no one waiting, and the first round was lumpy.
Insane clown posseNekotoroe recognition of " clowns " received after the onset of the second album, "The ringmaster", in the wake of the rising popularity of other similar types of groups "Gwar" and "Green Jelly". In 1995, the "Insane clown posse" signed a contract with "Jive Records", which was released the third " joker "
"The Riddlebox". The album proved to be a failure, and the group had to part with the label. Then the " clowns " have decided to arrange a kind of promotion - they hired people who toured the cities of America and inform the public about the existence of a "super - duper " rap metallers "ICP". After this, they started preparing their show with all sorts of monsters and other special effects, including the free distribution of some water and soda "Faygo",that is produced in Detroit.
Proceedings have paid off, and on release of the fourth album "Insane clown posse" received a contract from the "Hollywood records". However, the day of the release "The Great Milenko" turned out to be terrible for the company. Of-of obscene text label guide was attacked Baptists with the requirement to withdraw the plate and to terminate the " clown " contract, with the threat of even reaching the arson Disneyland.
Insane clown posse "Hollywood records" religionists went on concessions, but "ICP" did not remain without a roof because they were immediately picked up
"Island records". Incidentally,For the team it was not the first scandal, because both were regulars Joseph police stations. But all this work only to increase the group `s popularity. So, "The Great Milenko", reprinted in the " Island " received " platinum ", and the next disc, "The Amazing Jeckel Brothers" made its debut in the US Top 5. "Insane clown posse" started publishing comics himself, and became participants of many tournaments in wrestling. Somehow, they even managed to infiltrate in the Woodstock Festival in 1999.
In 2000, "ICP" released the video "Big Money Hustlas", and the album was followed by output behind him, which was published in two versions ,respectively named "Bizzar" and "Bizaar". Incidentally it was the first release of " clowns ", which did not confer the status of " joker " (after all, according to legend, musicians such cards should be only six, and they were going to do something else) . His latest is " card ", "The Wraith: Shangri-La", the group opened in 2002.