Nothing succeeds like success.
After selling more than one million copies of its last album, "The Great Milenko," the Insane Clown Posse has now been able to corral Ol' Dirty Bastard, Snoop Dogg, and Ice-T into appearing on its next album, "The Jeckel Brothers."
ICP hopes to have the record, its fifth, in stores in March of 1999.
The group also recently began work on "Big Money Hustlas," its first foray into the world of straight-to-video movies. The film stars Insane Clown Violent J as "Big Baby Sweets" and Shaggy 2 Dope as "Sugar Bear" as well as Rudy Ray Moore reprising his classic blaxploitation character "Dolemite." The group hopes to have the video in stores in April of next year.
While the Clowns are branching out into film, they are leaving the world of pro wrestling. The group had been turning up during various World Wrestling Federation telecasts, but recently severed all ties to the WWF with ICP's manager claiming, "Their portrayal of ICP was increasingly goofy and inaccurate. They never bothered to listen to ICP's music and see what the band is really about. I don't believe they had any idea of the extreme content of the records. They just knew ICP had sold a million records so they wanted them involved."
The Insane Clowns say they will not be appearing as part of the WWF's upcoming "Rock Bottom" pay-per-view special, which airs this Sunday.