for being an editor of this site you really should do some research prior to posting things. Honestly. Let me just take a second to pick this little article apart, shall i?
1. I suppose they meant Psychopathic Records
2.& 3. First off, they're not brothers, its joseph bruce and joseph utsler. Secondly, they didnt graduate, nor did they grow up in "well-to-do" detroit. Lets see, where did Emimem reside as a child? Warren? that is hardly a ghetto.
4. Actually they emulated Esham, the originator of horrorcore and acid rap. They copied his idea of face painting from one of the covers of his albums. and imagine that, esham is even ON psychopathic records now..
5. On one of their first CD's, they were collaborating with Kid Rock, they were friends, working together 5. "Broke and brokenhearted, the heart and soul of the Inner City Players, Bruce Utsler, attempted suicide and was admitted to a psychiatric hospital in 1997" ACTUALLY violent J (joseph bruce) had a panic attack on stage, and was put on medication, during a tour..
6. White rap is no new concept. Esham started it in detroit, and lets face it, vanilla ice made it popular in the early 1990s
7. ICP was always a mix of rap and rock. Until The Great Milenko's release in 1997, they didn't include much rock at all, it was straight rap. Not the other way around.
8. Riddle Box was released in 1995. And unless 1995 comes two months after 1997, um, well, yea you get the point. Furthermore, the cd's before The Great Milenko, had absolutely no advertisement, the message of their release was spread purely by word of mouth, and you can look up the stats on your own to see how well they did..
9. "You've had your big time of lust and sin and filth. What is the end going to be when you realize that time is up? You've crossed the finish line going in the wrong direction. What shall it be? What about it, ya man? When you spent your life in a few years time? You're burned out shell at 25 years of age. What shall it be? What about it? You could go to hell (what shall it be?) Come, come on down, down (you're going to the killing fields)" -- the killingfields, RiddleBox, ICP its actually, detroit vs. Hell.. but maybe thats just me
10. The Great Milenko, yes, it stirred up some commotion due to Hollywood Records pulling it from the shelves 6 hours after its release, due to the Southern Baptists threat to boycot Disney. But, The Jeckel Brothers, didnt create a stir, and it was NOT about their bond as brothers. And if you keep in mind that Violent J and Shaggy 2 dope arent brothers to begin with.. ah, never mind i wont even go there again. The Amazing Jeckel Brothers is their 5th jokers card and going along with their idea of the Dark Carnival (a relegion that mirrors Christianity) the Amazing Jeckel Brothers are a pair that juggle your sins in the form of flaming balls. The more sins you have, the more balls they juggle, and if they happen to drop any, you go to hell.
11. First, ICP has NEVER opened for Eminem. Sad but true. They had been touring on their own, as well as with House of Krazees, Myzery, Twiztid, and later they also did tours with Biohazard, Coal Chamber, Blaze, Anybody Killa, etc. They also appeared at Woodstock '99. But they have always headlined their shows, with the exception of woodstock for obvious reasons.
12. ICP a local Detroit act? ok, ill use, www.RIAA.com as my source for this one. In case you arent familiar with that, they would be the Recording Industry Association of America. The Riddlebox, Forgotten Freshness, The Amazing Jeckel Brothers, are all cds that went gold. The Great Milenko, one of their cds that went platinum. they have two movies out, the Shockumentary went platinum, and Big Money Hustlas went Gold. Does that sound like local detroit to you?
13. First, Juggalos. Second, Handfuls? ICP holds two yearly events, the first of which being the "Gathering of the Juggalos". Held in different cities each year, it brings together anywhere from 7000 to 9000 people for an entire weekend, not just one short evening show. The second event which is called Hallowicked is held somewhere in the Detroit area, at various venues, is held on Halloween night, and often times they have to book a show for Devil's Night since the first sells out so quickly. This year, they are on their THIRD anual Gathering, and NINTH anual hallowicked. Third, Faygo. Fourth, a disinterested audience? You want to know about icp's audience? Take a look at one of the 20,000 juggalo websites out there. Just a miniscule few examples, www.thesixth.com, www.faygoluvers.net, www.realjuggalos.com, www.realjuggalettes.com, www.pittsburghjuggalos.net, www.ohiojuggalos.com, www.juggalos4life.com, www.indianajuggalos.com, www.wedontdie.net, need i go on?
14. The song our local genius is talking about, is from the cd Bizzar, and amazingly enough he did get the name of the song correct, it is titled "radio stars". But it is a parody of everything everyone else is producing, rather than their own ACTUAL attempt at getting songs on the radio. These are not clips from ACTUAL songs. seriously, it makes you wonder how long it takes people to make these things up, and if they ACTUALLY believe it themselves.
15. Until their most recent album, and 6th Jokers Card, the Wraith, Mike E. Clark produced all of their music. It doesnt take a rocket scientist to read the inside of a cd case.
16. Not only do icp have well over 20 Cds, (ep's, lp's, singles, etc. etc. etc) but saying that they have only 200 fans, is quite laughable. For reasons that i have explained earlier in this email message. As for being as ignorant as to think that Eminem inspired ANYTHING that ICP has done (outside of the songs Slim Anus and Eminem aint nuthing but a Bitch) is highly amusing. Considering, Eminem is about what, 23, maybe 24 years of age. Which would have made him between the ages of 10 and 12 when ICP was first starting out?
How you as an editor would ever let such dribble hit your site, i do not understand. I would hope that you would have people to do some research on the things that you have posted on your site. I understand it is a lot of work for you yourself to do, but come now. Not one ounce of this post is true, outside of this person's obvious dislike for ICP.