Following recent chart successes for Detroit musicians Eminem and Kid Rock, the Motor City strikes again with the Insane Clown Posse.
The group’s fifth album, “The Amazing Jeckel Brothers,” will debut at number four on Monday’s “Billboard” album chart. The group’s particular brand of thrash rap may not be your everyday chart fare, but as ICP member Violent J explains, the Posse’s unique sound does have its place in record stores and carnivals.
“What Insane Clown Posse does is horror music,” Violent J told MTV News. “The record store is just like a carnival. When you walk into a carnival, you got something slow and romantic, like the tunnel of love. That’s for some people. You got something fast and crazy, like the Tilt-O-Whirl, that’s for other people. Then you got the house of horrors. That’s for people who like to be scared.
“It’s the same way in
a record store,” Violent J continued. “You got slow and romantic music, you got fast and crazy music, and then you got scary music. And that’s where we come in. You know what I’m sayin’? It’s entertainment. It’s horror music. It’s Stephen King, only not that brilliant.” [RealVideo]
Guesting on the album are Snoop Dogg, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, and the Jerky Boys (see “Insane Clown Posse Taps O.D.B., Snoop, Ice-T For New Album…” ).
The Posse is expected to head out on the road in early July with Coal Chamber, Biohazard, and ICP’s pet project Twiztid.