Insane Clown Posse know a lot about basically everything.
I recently had the absolute pleasure of meeting the mythical, magical, exceedingly friendly, enormously funny Insane Clown Posse (seriously, that’s not just brown-nosey, kiss-kiss corporate music writer pleasantries) recently, and I KNEW these guys liked to rap and birthed the entire juggalo culture, and are basically the sole individuals on this planet responsible for keeping Faygo afloat. But I did NOT know that Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope are basically walking, talking pop culture encyclopedias. Nor did I know they were such massive Michael Jackson fans: Basically, ICP took me to the church of Michael Jackson, worshiping at the altar of the King of Pop and defending the honor, talent, and innocence of the fallen star. And then they took me to school, dropping serious knowledge on topics like Pablo Escobar — I knew he was a terrible Colombian drug lord, but I did NOT know he built a nightclub in jail — and kung fu movies — I knew they ruled but I did NOT know some kung fu stars didn’t know kung fu. (Also, I’ll admit I didn’t fact-check that, but something about Shaggy’s adorable Rowlf the Dog nose makes me innately trust him.)
Watch Insane Clown Posse discuss Michael Jackson, Eazy-E, bath salts and more after the jump.
In the following videos, you’ll learn all about Violent J and Shaggy’s mutual obsessions with bath salts (note: While, as the Josephs will point out, it is fascinating to consider why on Earth anyone would put that ish in their body; we don’t recommend you actually try doing it), the warm nostalgia they find in old-school wrestling, the enduring f***-it nature of Axl Rose, the impact of Eazy-E on rap, and their absolute devotion to the late, great Michael Jackson. Whether you’re a juggalo or a jugga…no, consider these pearls of wisdom from Insane Clown Posse — two grown men smart enough to build an entire music and media empire out of wearing clown makeup (and ballsy enough to sue the FBI) — as a Halloween treat to you, and consider your overall knowledge base (as well as your mind) greatly expanded.
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