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Hatchet Herald
April 23, 2010





The Buzz On

      We at the Hatchet Herald are more than aware of the buzz that the Insane Clown Posse's “Miracles” music video has been creating across the internet and television. Come on, when something gets picked up by multiple websites (Mtv.com, Slate.com, Cracked.com) and one of the biggest television shows of all time (Saturday Night Live), it’s kind of hard to miss that.

      But what we want to know is how the Insane Clown Posse themselves, Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope, feel about all the hoopla? What do they think about the mixed responses they’ve been getting on this music video which, at the time this article is being released, has reached well over one million views on YouTube?

      So, we decided to go straight to the source. We asked Violent J himself, one half of the wicked clown duo, what he thought about the whirlwind of coverage that their latest music video has been getting and what he has to say to all the supporters and naysayers. We recieved this statement:

      I don’t know what Webster’s definition of the word “miracle” is, but we’ve always thought it meant something fuckin’ amazing and incredible. A fuckin’ special, awesome event of some kind. A great, wonderful thing. A fuckin’ miracle.

      The song “Miracles” is classic ICP. Our listeners know we’ve always included one or two deep, meaningful songs on our albums, we’ve just never made a video for one until now. It was a good idea, obviously, ‘cause it’s got people talkin’. The truth is it don’t make us mad to see all the hate “Miracles” gets from the mainstream. We’ve been “The Most Hated Band in The World” for many years. Without all the hate on the outside, it wouldn’t be as warm as it is on the inside with the Juggalo Fam. Instead, all the hate “Miracles” generates makes us sad. Sad for the haters.

      I mean, yeah, we get it. It’s funny to people on the outside lookin’ in, seeing two clowns rapping about space and shit, while floatin’ around in an orgy of screen savers. And SNL’s parody was off the hook hilarious. But when you step back and really look at all the genuine hate it got from everyday people, it’s hard to believe that so few got it.

      Yes, most of the miracles we mention can easily be explained away by science, that’s why we say the line “fuck scientists.” Their factual findings sometimes explain away the Earth’s cool mysteries. Part of me wishes they were

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lying. Part of me doesn't want to know how they really make crop circles. My imagination wants to believe it’s aliens or somethin’. If people can’t relate to that, then that’s their loss. I mean, seriously, it must truly suck to have no imagination about these things. Us Juggalos have deep imaginations, and an awesome sense of humor.

      As for the infamous line, “fuckin’ magnets… how do they work?” Magnets were like magic to me as a kid. You could move things across the table without actually touching them! I found that shit amazing and I still do. If you don’t like that, have a dick for dinner. As for the sun and the stars. Who looks up into the sky and doesn't wonder sometimes? Come on, man, I fuckin’ straight up feel sorry for anybody that can look at the moon the trees, and the seven seas, and not see fuckin’ miracles. It’s not about religion either. Nature itself is a miracle. Stand toe to toe with the ocean at night and tell me that shit ain’t amazing.

      We appreciate all this shit. Especially a yellow ass, long neck giraffe. What’s a shame is how people walk around blind to it all. They lost their spirit about everything. If you can’t even see the miracle in animals, then you must have never truly loved a pet. That has to suck for you. Maybe you mother fuckers should relax that wound up, extra tense bitch ass of yours for a minute and go smoke a joint or somethin’.

Be an individual, step out and away from the flow of the crowd. Take a time out, open up ya mind and then peep the giraffe. Try to appreciate some of these miracles, bitch.

      What’s a miracle is the fact that some people haven’t recognized by now that Insane Clown Posse will never die. ICP will go down in history as an independent music miracle. Get used to these ugly faces. MMFCLJ.

Violent J
The Happy Clown Serial Killer

P.S. -
We feel like these haters are the big dumb, popular jocks ganging up on the little class clown scrub. When they have no idea the scrub is really a highly skilled, deadly, ninja assassin capable of cleaning their fuckin’ clocks.

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      As of Tuesday, April 20th, the latest album from Boondox, South of Hell, has officially been put up on hatchetgear.com for pre-order. This means that you can place your order for the album and get it straight to your mailbox when the album is released!

      This album contains fifteen hot tracks of pure fire, but what else would you expect to come from a CD that encompasses the South of Hell? Besides, there was no doubt that this album was going to be off the chain when we got wind that Boondox was going to be teaming up with the legendary producer, Mike E. Clark.

      Boondox is always expanding and growing as an artist and he’s definitely pushed himself above and beyond the call of duty with this new joint. While his past CDs have all been macabre masterpieces in their own right, they will be blown out of the water when South of Hell hits the street.

      Nothing has been held back. Boundaries were pushed to their breaking points until they all finally gave way into a shower of destruction and debris. Did Boondox cross the line with this new album? Hell, he crossed the line, circled the globe then crossed that mother fucker again!

      Also, if you want a little more visual stimulus to go along with your audio, then you’re in luck. Included with South of Hell is the Paul Andreson directed documentary, Southern Bled. Paul and his crew braved the backwoods and bayous of Georgia, walking right along the same path of Boondox as he created this album. The camera was rolling the entire time.

      Boondox, his friends, his family members, and his label mates were all interviewed. They were asked the hard questions and gave insight into the man behind the music. The results are deep, dark, and at times disturbing, but the truth usually is. The Skarcrow is often silent and a mutant man of few words, but this is the chance for Juggalos to get a behind the scenes look into the world of a Southern raised serial killer.

      South of Hell will be a full blown assault on all five of your senses. The fifteen tracks of South of Hell will rip through your ear drums. Your eyes will roll up into the back of your head from the visual mastery of the in-depth documentary, Southern Bled. Your skin will burn and crisp from the heat of Boondox’s lyrics. You’ll practically smell the sulfur lingering in the air. Your mind will be so blown that you’ll be left tasting blood.

      Don’t miss out on South of Hell and head over to hatchetgear.com to pre-order your very own copy. It drops nationwide May 11th!

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      For years the Insane Clown Posse have been leaving their mark on the music industry. They’ve managed the impossible feat of being the Most Hated Band in The World, while at the same time having a legion of dedicated Juggalos that call them family.

      While the Insane Clown Posse have always been more than happy to hang with said family below the streets in the underground scene, lately it seems the mainstream have been paying a lot more attention to the wicked clowns. Parodies, news articles, television segments, discussions on various radio shows are now springing up everywhere.

      But no matter who says what about the Insane Clown Posse, there is one important thing to remember. They’ll never forget their roots. They’ll never forget what helped get them to this point. They now have the ability to reach their Juggalo family all across the world and it’s not something they take lightly.

      In homage of the past that pushed them to where they are the Insane Clown Posse have gathered the songs they feel led them along the path of the Dark Carnival and into the lives of so many Juggalos. Those songs are being released as ICP The Old Shit.

      We all know that those old school Insane Clown Posse joints are timeless. They’re off the hook masterpieces that you can listen to over and over again. But this is more than just a fucking amazing CD that you can pop in and put on repeat for hours. Though, don’t get it twisted, it is that, too.

      This is a CD that looks back on the roots of the Insane Clown Posse and where they came from. Songs handpicked by Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope that they feel are some of the best jams they have to offer.

      Now, unfortunately, when it comes to the past of the Insane Clown Posse, or the Insane Clown Posse in general, there are a lot of stores that just don’t want anything to do with it. They’re too scared. The clowns are just a little too real for them and lay it out a little too hard.

      So, instead of holding back the Insane Clown Posse said, Fuck That! We’ll do this strictly for our people! Because of that ICP The Old Shit will only be available on hatchetgear.com or on The Happy Daze Tour. Honestly? We couldn’t think of a better way to get it.

      Imagine sitting in a huge venue

surrounded by thousands of Juggalos you’ve never met before, but have a strong connection with that no one on the outside would understand. You got some Necro! Kittie! Coolie! Kottonmouth Kings! And then the Don Megas themselves, the Insane Clown Posse throwing it down and being bigger than life on stage.

      Then you get to walk out of that bitch, soaked in Faygo, your mind reeling from the sheer epic nature of what you just witnessed, and in your hand you hold history. ICP The Old Shit. And you bump that shit so hard in your car that the bass is shakin’ the concrete.

      If that’s not a good time then we don’t know what is. So, if you hit up the nationwide Happy Daze Tour don’t forget to scoop your very own copy of ICP The Old Shit which will be available on the road and on hatchetgear.com May 14th!

      It’s the Insane Clown Posse! Remember the past. Revel in the present. And keep your eyes on the future, because big shit is happening!

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      Do you want to get the inside scoop about the film that is going to blow the lid off the movie industry this summer? Well, your wait is over! The brand new and totally official Big Money Rustlas website has been unleashed onto the world!

      You can head right over to www.bigmoneyrustlas.com right now to peep all the flavor and make sure you keep checking back as they continue adding more content! Movie details, cast information, interviews with the stars of the movie, and tons more!

      This should be enough to hold you over until the 11th annual Gathering of the Juggalos 2010 where the movie will be shown to all present and available for purchase at the merch tent! Not sure if you’ll be able to make it to the Gathering this year? Don’t worry! August 17th marks the release of Big Money Rustlas nationwide! That means

you’ll be able to stroll into any of your local stores or onto hatchetgear.com and grab your very own copy!

      As if that wasn’t enough, you can also look forward to the Big Money Rustlas theatrical tour led by the wicked clowns themselves! That means there will be more chances for Juggalos all over the nation to pile into venues and witness the majestic wicked wild west in the company of Big Baby Chips and Sherriff Sugar Wolf!

      This movie took ten years to see the light of day and now it’s going to shine! Head over to www.bigmoneyrustlas.com for more details and freshness!

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