Friday, December 31, 2010

Acclaim Mail: The "New Wave" of Juggalos

Since the New Year is fast approaching, I figure that it's time to switch it up, and post a letter that isn't hate mail.

The reason I don't post a lot of these types of letters is because they're either very short, or they're the same. However, I have received "acclaim mail" that is neither of these, and I will start posting them soon.

This letter was sent to us by Mike, a reader who frequents this blog (and who follows the Facebook page).

I agree with you. ICP fans take this shit too literally. but you got it backwards. im a juggalo. let me just put it this way-

it was the gathering of the juggalos, violent j and shaggy dropping some knowledge about the 6th jokers card. which ends up on the wraith sampler. He talks about the beginning, carnival of carnage. and the struggles of doing what they did. during his speech building up to the unveiling of the wraith, he says that theres a new wave of juggalos and we who have been down for years should accept them... as we were accepted. so i as many begin accepting the new younger crowd understanding whats pulling them to the hatchet. but something is wrong now. somethings just not right.

and then it becomes imminent. this new crowd of faces. next thing you know, theres motherfuckers out there repping the wicked clowns, going into a gay bar killing people. you know? or a juggalo decided to kill his long time girlfriend and fucked her. or stabbing a war vet. this new wave of juggalos seems to be, as violent j said while being interviewed by martin bashir, just tasting the icing on the cake. not digging in to what is really being said. i mean, a war vet man. come on. an old ass war vet. you know what im saying? and how about the recent incidents at the gathering? method man ? wu-tang clan? how high? all of which are dear in my heart. but someone threw a bottle at him? why? or tieing up and beating their grandma and stealing the grandmas car? the two 21 year olds that thought a 17 year old kid with an std slept with his girl and gave it to her so they went after him with some medieval ass battle axe? see where im going with this?

my thought is, why give them the privilege of being called a juggalo? thats our word. voilent j started off carnival of carnage with a song called the juggala. we the "original" fans took it to where it is today. these fans are listening to the wicked shit getting the wrong message. they're geting misled somewhere. i could never tie up and beat my grandma. let alone kill the love of my life for general purposes. and if a motherfucker is gay thats cool too. i have a saying. one more gay man, one more vertical smile to get into. i have friends who are gay. its what makes them happy? and how can i put him down when i dont want to be put down for being a juggalo, you know what im saying? just like why these icp fans are going to the gathering, buying buckets full of gas and setting fire to shit at the gathering? trying to steal from another... at the gathering. or attacking another juggalo. i dont get it...

juggalos used to be this small group of nobodies. now everyone and their momma is a juggalo/juggalette. being a juggalo used to mean something. fuck that. it still does. and always will. but what do you do when your whole world is turned upside down? its gotta take someone with some balls to start pointing this shit out. which is where i appluad you. but on that same note. it isnt fare to put "icp fans" to "juggalos" escpecially when ive been self proclaiming myself as others have as juggalos and juggalettes, and then all this starts, and you come out saying ICP fans against juggalos. So what does that mean to me and my fellow homies? are supposed to stop calling each other juggalos and juggalettes? turn our backs from the urge to run towards the stage that ICP are punting, spraying and covering the juggalos with cold wonderful faygo? two words. FUCK. THAT. plain and simple. im a juggalo. i love the faygo showers, i love the face paint, and unlike many newer faces in the crowd, i get the messages. ive known that the dark carnival was a metaphor for heaven and god since the jeckel brothers. remember? echo side? and damien licked the back of his neck and said "reverse talk" "fuck the devil fuck that shit! we believe in life legit! if you diggin what we say, why you throw your soul away." and was confirmed by bizaar/bizzar cds where on one of them, the second track i think violent j said play this backwards for secret info. that info? the carnival is holy.

But this new wave of juggalos, many apparently simply just not getting it, start funking up the scene...... it pisses me off. the gathering used to be a wonderous event for everyone just to be together. a big family reunion. now people go to the gathering, and dont know whats going to happen. anything can literally happen. fighting, arson, glass bottle being thrown at performing artists. hell ive even heard of family getting hit in the autograph line by passer by. glass bottles. serious fucking shit. it.... it.... breaks my heart. ive spent so much time as possible giving back to my community tryin to make this fucking shitty ass world just that much better. even though its not much, its still better. but that doesnt matter to those who read about juggalos stabbing a fucking war vet. or the sweet sugar slam super live toy drive. i sent some fresh shit in, as sugar slam said its for the fucking kids! and honestly, thats all i cared about. but as i said, with newer juggalos fucking shit up, what good is it all for? one thing is true. bang. pow. boom. in yo face!!!!!!!! "some scream juggalo only when its convenient, and no they dont mean it, and we're sick of being lenient!" thats what i say. these motherfuckers are all juggalo this and juggalo that, but end up ruining it in the end for all. and now its starting to get worse.

I always thought that being a juggalo was all about the heart. fuck what others say, and fuck what they think. let them talk shit, when thats all a hater does then odds are theres something about you they cant get over. and maybe, just maybe, its the simple fact that i dont care what they say all i am is me. and most importantly, it brings me closer to others that has been through the same shit as me. that i could call family. friends that regardless of what comes, do or die we stand tall and take it head on and full force. never stopping. and guess what i have? a family of close friends, that no matter what, we always have each other. nobody fucks with us, you know? just as we dont fuck with others. unless we're getting messed with and it the sorry p.o.s. doesnt leave it alone, no matter how hard we try to avoid it, then its different. and thats just how i was raised. Ruthless as one friend said.

I'm sorry this email got so long. i just wanted to give you a perspective from one juggalos eyes whose been down for a long time now. i know theres a right and wrong, and i would never use juggalo as an excuse. anyways, a whoop whoop to what appears to be another true juggalo. dont take that away from yourself. when the gay bar shit happened, i said they arent a true juggalo, just some stupid ass fan that got misled. a real juggalo wouldv'e learned the difference by the examples in ICPs songs. be proud of who you are, and continue to stand against whats wrong.

MCL,
Roach aka tha psykotic 1


He's right. Why should we let them call themselves juggalos? It just isn't right.

But sadly, as long as these fakes continue to call themselves "juggalos", and refer to each other as "juggalos" (especially around real juggalos who either can't tell the difference, or don't care to), they'll keep stealing the name from us, whether they mean to perpetrate or not. It won't make real juggalos less proud, but it'll send the message, "Are you well-fed, financially stable, living life with people who love you, but are still angry at the world for trivial reasons that are easy to get over? Then you're a juggalo!"

For the last ten years, the faces of juggalos have changed. Greatly. Rags turned into Fubu and Phat Farm. The thrift store turned into Hot Topic. Scrubby (because of upbringing and lack of funds) turned into fashion, you see what I'm saying? You'll meet, what looks like, a down ass juggalo, screaming about family and shit, wearing a Milenko shirt that looks like it's brand new: no real wear on it. Which begs to question: are you only repping around here? Keeping this shit nice and folded until you're at a show? If you were down, wearing the shit out of the house should come natural, especially to juggalos like us. "Oh, yeah. It's my Milenko shirt. Don't like it? Don't care, keep it to yourself."

Even those juggalos who feel like they have to wear it, or wear it just to shock, have it twisted.

There are two groups of "juggalos" that don't get it: the ones they go out and do stupid shit, and the ones who always talk about how the actual songs that ICP performs are about "family" and "unity". "It's all positive, it's not all hate." See, that's it right there, it IS! It is all hate. It's to show you how fucked up it is out there, especially for the majority of the juggalos that can really relate.

If you can't honestly can't relate, then you don't belong. Whether you were misled or not.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Hate Mail: "YOU ARE CAST OUT!"

I was sent an email today that, I can't even explain. It has to be one of the silliest emails I've received, and one that I first took as a joke. Which is pretty impressive, considering its size.

I speak for for all juggalos all over america and all the world wide that you are cast out of the juggalo family! Just cuz you went to some fuckin concert you think you a juggalo!?! Bitch you dont know us! You dont now bout us! You dont know bout swiggin hatchets! You dont know bout being dissed on and beat down! You dont know bout bein poor! Coverin bitchs in faygo everywhere you go! All uggalos are outcasts and all outcasts are juggalos and ur a fuckin pop culture pussy bitch! Dont say you like ICP wen you dont even like there fans. Juggalos like me we couldnt give a fuck! Post this shit on ur failblog so I can tell real fam not to do shit for your bitch ass! Dont do shit for this mothfucker he's a JUGGAHO!

Obviously, this is in response to my last post, where I reaffirm that I am a juggalo, and that the name of this blog is more of a protest to the direction that the "juggalo" name is currently sinking into (thank you to those who have been getting it, by the way).

Now, I'm not going to get into the obvious part of what is so wrong with this email. If you can't see it, then you need to reread it multiple times, because it's clear as day. In fact, I don't even need to get into any points in this email; it can stand on its own two feet.

However, I will say that the word "juggaho" was actually sent to me capitalized and in bold-face, like he thinks he just made the term up on the fly and is trying to showcase to me his clever wordplay in an insulting way.

Anyway, in response to the poster:
  1. I do know what poverty and being put down feels like. I probably know it a lot better than you.
  2. I know all about "Real Juggalos", and all about "juggalos". As soon as I read the first line of your email, I predicted how it would continue and how it would end. And my prediction was right on the money.
  3. If you "cover bitches in Faygo" in your everyday life, then people must think you're an asshole. Which would explain the social isolation that you feel. Solution: stop soaking people in Faygo (unless it's an ICP concert, of course). I got an idea: why don't you drink it? Crazy idea, I know. But Faygo is actually pretty good. Bon App├ętit magazine listed Faygo Root Beer as the nation's best root beer, so there has to be something to it. The bottle doesn't lie when it says it's Dee-licious. And no, I do not know about drinking hatchets.
  4. I do not fuck insects! Any claim that I do is purely speculation.
  5. By "casting" me out, thank you for solidifying my stance as a juggalo.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

First off, I want to wish all of you a Happy Halloween.

Tonight is Hallowicked in Detroit; the last Hallowicked show of the year. I was at one of the Hallowicked's earlier this week. Now, if you're sitting there asking, "Why the hell were you at an ICP show? I thought you hated juggalos," then get out.

Recently, I have to admit that I've been a bit conflicted. About this blog, about juggalos, and about myself in relation to the first two. I've had discussions with some juggalos (on here and online) about this blog (haters were outright ignored, as usual). Some could see the point, but still thought it was a bad approach to dealing with the "problem". They'd say it just brought more negativity. While I feel that negativity is the best approach to dealing with something that's pretty negative on the surface (if you say it's not, then you're lying to yourself; embrace it and move on), some of the talking points started to make me think a little. Before long, Hallowicked was here.

Let me just start off by saying: Hallowicked was epic. And in between every set, Mike E. Clark was in the back, spinning tracks from Murder Mix Volume 1 and Volume 2 (November 9th, pick it up). ICP went up, and the place went crazy. Faygo was thrown, people were pushed and limbs were nearly broken. Almost everyone in the place was hyped, including me. Before I knew it, I found myself bouncing around like a crazy person, yelling along to the music, catching bottles, spraying them everywhere, and after the show, I was starting chants that echoed the halls.

Right in the middle, I thought to myself, "I'm a juggalo. I might as well accept it."

Me and my friend were driving home, hyped. Along the way, he laughed and said, "Don't you feel like a hypocrite now?" It got me thinking even more: am I a hypocrite for getting wild at an ICP concert? Am I really a juggalo and have just been avoiding it?

When I got home, both answers hit me. The answer was:

NO!

I've always been a juggalo. Turns out the name of this blog was starting to even make me think I wasn't a juggalo. I am a juggalo, and have always been. Hell, it's the reason why I started this blog. As a message that if being an ignorant, uncivilized guilt-monger prick is what "juggalos" today are, then I want no part of it.

I'm also not a hypocrite because I'm all for painting your face up and running wild for the weekend. It's in the first post of this blog! It's when that's all you do with your life (unless you're ICP) that makes you a loser.

I started thinking back to earlier in the night, and seeing these teenagers hyping themselves up, wearing "goth" pants, claiming family and this and that while others were sitting along the wall, waiting and talking to their friends. When the action started, I saw a few of those kids fighting to get to the side (where it's safe) or dipping out all together in a frightened rush. And all those guys quietly waiting were leaving the concert soaking wet and with smeared up face paint. It was one act that let you see who the real juggalos were, and who was just fakin' the funk. Thankfully, the majority were real (it didn't stop those aforementioned fakes from walking out bone-dry still hyped up).

The night wasn't about people's stupid problems, or their "oh, so horrible" upbringings. It wasn't about people's guilt-ridden stories of depression. It wasn't some reaffirmation that we're outcasts and that we're all alone. It was about getting together, going wild and having a good time before we had to go back to work in the morning.

Yeah, those guilt-monger "juggalos" were there, and they were outright ignored. If I would have shouted, "SHUT THE FUCK UP AND GROW A PAIR!" to one, I probably would have gotten cheers.

It made me feel like I was at an old school show. And reminded me why I even care about this in the first place.

As for this blog, nothing has changed. This is still against those who label themselves a "juggalo", but who don't know heads or tails of the whole deal, but still insist that it's purely about "family". Those people thinking all outcasts are juggalos, just because they're outcasts. Those people who flock from board to board, getting butthurt over comments about ICP and misrepresenting their "family". Those people who rationalize their stupid actions and juggalo standing with the fact that they were picked growing up. "My parents hit me when I was a kid, and that's why I'm a juggalo!" And so on and so forth.

Not to mention that the merch booth had a ton of overpriced shit, including more than fifty shirts on sale for $25; $10 more than you can find elsewhere (even Hot Topic). If you don't believe ICP is in this to make money, then again, you're lying to yourself.

And if you're a juggalo, and you find this blog offensive, then I'm probably talking about you. Either that, or you can't understand what I'm saying.

Now, get that candy!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Brilliance

I was recently browsing around the Internet, and I came across a forum that had mentioned the article The Human Behind ICP Fans Against Juggalos Speaks. Of course, it was one of those automatic RSS-type "reposts" that allows people to comment on their own site. But what I found on the post was a short paragraph describing the real root of this entire cause.

It's not so much that [the people behind ICP Fans Against Juggalos] think it's about murder......more that it was originally an outlet for anger.....just like all hardcore music. It was a way for us to express ourselves and scare the h3ll out of people who had tried to keep us down for so many years. It was the bullied kids fighting back and sticking up for one another....and being totally wicked and evil about it. Sick of the abuse...sick of the names...sick of the bull$h!t.....smash in their brains.....and together.....they were family. Not a gang.....not bullies....not thieves...not the bad guys....the rightious mutha fuckas takin back the streets in a twisted sick way.

It was in response a comment reading, "i don't understand how so many people think this is bout murder........its all bout my love for my family an thats the truth."

I couldn't have written a better response myself. Of course, there's more to it than that, but it's the root of all of this. People seem to have forgotten that when it began, it was more about uprising than it was about "being misunderstood". Yeah, we were misunderstood, but we didn't have to tell that to others, because they could plainly see it. It was all in the background.

Way back when, it was, "I'm broke, I'm hungry, I'm sick, I got people who won't leave me the fuck alone, and I don't know what's gonna kill me first: the air I'm breathing, or the gang bangers that keep robbing me. I'm going out of my mind and I'm sick of this shit! They got shows like The Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous showing these wealthy fucks taking advantage of the extra shit they have. You see news stories about politicians getting indicted for embezzlement or extortion. Money they don't even fucking need! Where's the help for the poor? You give us food stamps and Link cards that aren't worth shit, and you expect us to be happy and thankful, saying, 'You should be lucky you're even getting that!' What about reinvesting in the community you started by casting out those you claimed to be 'undesirable'? What about reinvesting in the community that you helped deteriorate by closing your businesses inside of it, destroying jobs in the process? You ever go to think there wouldn't be a gang problem if you gave a little assistance to the 'little guy'? You pass our land and shield your daughter's eyes. Shielding us like we're carnival freaks. Wait until we get to your land. Wait until we make you feel the pollution you allow us to breath. The poverty you force us to live with. The slow death you make us feel every second of every day while you laugh in our faces. Just wait. Your houses will be burned. Your valuables will be pawned. And your throats will be cut! We're coming back, and we're taking what's ours!"

Now, It seems to be all about, "I was picked on as a kid and my parents hit me, so now I'm a juggalo."

Juggalos need to remember what it was all about. Yeah, there was family. But it was incidental; not intentional. It was the outcome; not the reason.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Misogyny In The Juggalo Community

This is a piece of mail I got a couple months back. I've been meaning to post it, but I never got around to it.

Hey,
I just wanted to say you blog is fucking amazing.I am just like you,I've been listening to ICP since Riddle Box and over the years I have slowly started to hate Juggalos.You can't even walk through a mall while wearing a Psy shirt without getting a "Whoop,Whoop" or a "What up ninja" and it's really sad that we're the only fans who do this.I have never once seen somebody wearing a Slipknot shirt run up to somebody else wearing one saying "Whats up maggot."My wife and I have stopped going to concerts now because juggalos think that every lette is a slut and that they can feel all up on her like she's a piece a meat.If juggalos are all about family and shit then how is this being tolerated.If I had a sister I know damn well I wouldn't go grabbing all over her.What ICP should do is have all us old juggalos speak at one of there seminars at the Gathering and straighten this new so called juggalos out.


This guy mentioned something I've been meaning to say. There is a lot of molestation going on at ICP concerts. Now, before I start getting emails proclaiming, "JUGGALOS AIN'T NO CHILD FUCKERS!", let's look up what the word molest means:
The popular use of the word is to describe abuse to little kids, but in the broader sense, anyone could be molested (on a side note, I didn't even know molestful was a word).

If you ever go to an ICP show, every other minute, you'll see someone (most likely a female) get groped. Sadly, this is why juggalettes automatically have a reputation for being sluts. While some are more than willing to set their attacker straight, the others love the "attention".

This is another thing I have seen first hand, even though regretfully at the time, I thought nothing of it. I was at a show with a few friends of mine. We were painted up, we were hyped, it was gonna be a cool night. Two of them kept purposely bumping into these two girls and feeling them up. Both of these girls loved the advances. One of my friends took it so far as to pour water all over one of the girls' cleavage. Her boyfriend happened to be watching, so we all had to back our boy up (how were any of us supposed to know she was involved?). My other friend took the other girl home. A few days later, he found out she was infected, and that he had contracted an STD.

Next time we hung out, first song that played was "Toxic Love".

I know, we're dicks. But anyway, it helped open my eyes to the way women get treated not just at ICP concerts, but in the juggalo community as a whole. While I do hate Juggalo Julie, I can see and respect why she doesn't want to be labeled as a "juggalette" (being someone who doesn't label themselves as a "juggalo").

We all gotta start treating juggalettes with dignity regarding sexual advances, wanted or not. Fuck that, we need to start treating females with more respect. Misogyny is greatly outdated. Rednecks are misogynistic, and we don't want to follow by their example, do we?

Monday, September 27, 2010

Villiage Voice Article On ICP Fans Against Juggalos

A little while after GOTJ '10, Camille Dodero of the Village Voice contacted me and wanted to ask me a few questions about this site and what it means. What I sent her was a long response answering all of her questions. When I saw that this site was only featured by name on the final article covering GOTJ '10, it didn't surprise me. However, I was very surprised to see this earlier this afternoon:

http://blogs.villagevoice.com/music/archives/2010/09/icp_fans_against_juggalos.php

It's an article, by her, entitled The Human Behind ICP Fans Against Juggalos Speaks. And, I assume, I am listed under "Juggalo Of The Day". It features all of the answers I have given (something I was actually planning on posting up here). It also features one of this site's latest videos: The South, The Rich, and The Insane Clown Posse.

In an author's note, when she asked the Insane Clown Posse if they had ever heard of this site, they said no. Not a real shocker there. However, Shaggy 2 Dope said, "It's probably some moron just trying to have people talk about him."

That comment is a little bit of a low blow. While I did allude that ICP's image is now that of tree huggers, I overall acknowledged their success and commended them for their persistence and dedication to their work. Let's face it: they're geniuses. Not to mention that I called ICP real role models. Not through their music, but how it was made, and how they built themselves up an empire out of nothing.

Again, geniuses.

I will admit that as time goes on, I'm meeting more and more juggalos (in real life and online) who are dedicated to the idea of a "juggalo family". And I don't mean cult-mentality, you're-with-us-or-you're-against-us dedicated. Now, if a majority of juggalos truly consists of these types of individuals, then look at this site as speaking out against the fakes. The ignorant ones who claim "family", but don't even know what that means. And in turn end up giving "juggalos" a bad name. Just like in the song Hound Dogs, or Bury Me Alive. They're not a dying breed. Just because they know the track list to RiddleBox doesn't make them legit. It makes them informed.

Not to mention, you constantly got some juggalos always willing to tell their sob stories about how hard it was growing up. So much so, that it suspiciously seems a little false. If you had a bad childhood, that really sucks. Get on some meds, get over it and move on with your life. And realize it isn't an excuse to do some stupid shit. No one has it easy growing up, unless your last name is Jonas.

One of the reasons why I keep up anonymity is because I don't want this whole site to seem personal. I want to bring some things to light that juggalos don't see. To get them to look at this whole thing realistically, and if it has to do with "life", then to treat it like one. Someone once asked, "If it's about that, then why call it ICP Fans Against Juggalos?"

Well, what do you suggest I call it?

Ninjas Against Juggalos?

Juggalos Against Juggalos?

Ninjalos Against Juggalos?

Juggalos Against The Juggalo Image?

Juggalos Against The Class Of Juggalos That Give Real Juggalos A Bad Name By Acting Incredibly Ignorant And That Don't Know How To Act, Practice What They Preach, Or Know A Thing About Family?

People see the name and think that it's so cut and dry right away, without trying to get to know what it's about. Isn't that what most juggalos are against: don't judge us until you know us? You don't have to agree with everything, but if you have an open mind, at least it'll get you to think a little bit about everything having to do with juggalos in general.

Shaggy judged this site right away; if the whole world were like that, ICP most likely wouldn't have any fans.

Shaggy, this site isn't about me. I'm trying to bring the spotlight back on what you guys used to be about. I'm putting all the attention on you. I could give a fuck if people are talking about me or not. This site is not so much a "fuck you" to all juggalos as it is a "fuck you" to "juggalos" who are faker than a set of tits in Hollywood, but are acknowledged as real without question (especially scene jumpers), giving your true type a bad name. And not to the public, but to eachother. No one else is giving the "fuck you" to those people (who do deserve it) unless it's a hater; and even then, the "fuck you" is to everyone else. You can think I'm a hater, but that won't change the fact that you and J will always have my undying respect and gratitude.

MCL

And if you're asking what kind of awards I won in film, the answer is none. I added that as a sarcastic joke regarding anonymity at the end of the response (while alluding to my YouTube account). Unless they give out film awards to people who dabble in A/V NLE suites while trying to convey a message at the same time, I doubt I'll be winning any.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Search Story: Juggalo Research


Or watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UZIotogdjk


I created one of those "Search Stories" on YouTube for this site. Mostly because one needed to be made about juggalos that was not totally insulting, but not dick riding either. Also because the music under "Horror" is actually pretty nice. Check it out.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Video: The South, The Rich and The Insane Clown Posse

We recently uploaded a new video onto YouTube. Instead of writing a huge article this time, I thought it would be a better fit to make a video.


Or watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UZIotogdjk


I will let the video speak for itself. It's a must-watch for anyone claiming to be a juggalo.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

...So Much For "Family"

This is tragic. I found this within the posts of Juggalo News.

the shit i described above i actually used for myself during the toxic terror tour (which was sold out) i bought a "ticket" off a scalper and got taken. when the "juggalos" at the back of the line could give a fuck less. i chased him alone through the back streets of downtown columbus (ohio) where he met up with 2 of his budys and one of them pulled a gun on me. in which case i let off and let them take my shit. i later reported it to a cop (on horse back) and the cop escorted me in to the show

If you see someone getting robbed, or even see someone get conned, why would you just sit back and watch? Whether or not they were a juggalo? That's just plain rude.

Not to mention that the ones ignoring were "juggalos".

Like the title says, so much for "juggalo family".

But, if you are a juggalo who really does believe that "family" exists inside of this whole scene, then you should really devise a way to test loyalty to eachother. Or learn how to keep your guard up to juggalos you don't know. Not hardcore resistance, but just enough to keep you and yours safe and at check. Some juggalos don't know how vulnerable they become by letting their guard down to anyone claiming "juggalo". You say you can spot a fake until this kind of shit happens to you, and you end up with your pants down.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Halls of Illusions - Uncensored Fix/Natural Voices Videos

This right here is not about juggalos, but it's something that's pissed me off nonetheless. And I'm surprised I didn't write anything about it here sooner, because this is from about three months ago.

My personal favorite music video from the Insane Clown Posse is Halls of Illusions. And for years, I've believed they have needed another one (despite the fact that we'll never see another like it again). On Youtube, they have a clear version of the video. Only, it's clean. The uncensored versions seem to be all the same video: poor condition, off-sync and cut abruptly in the end. Given my A/V editing experience, I decided to upload a corrected version onto Youtube: the uncensored version cut (and properly synced) to the censored version of the video. And it fit perfectly.

For added flavor, I decided to upload another version of the video. It's the same video, but the music's pitched is fine-tuned to make Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope sound like Joseph Bruce and Joey Utsler (if you don't know or you can't tell, most of ICP's vocals from 1995-1999 were pitched-up). It turned out pretty nice, and someone commented that it felt like watching a completely different video. Check out the sample:



I know you're asking, "This sounds cool and all, but where are these videos? So I can, you know, watch them!"

The answer is simple: I uploaded them, they were flagged and deleted.

I don't know why. I could speculate that someone assumed the worst because of my username, or was just straight up being a hater. I didn't upload them to hate on juggalos, or send some kind of message. I did it because I think a high-quality uncensored version of the video should be on display on Youtube.

People have whole albums posted on Youtube, and I can't get two videos.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Law & Order

Earlier in March, NBC aired an episode of Law & Order inspired by the case of Richard Samuel "Syko Sam" McCroskey. In it, generic horrorcore fans were called “juggalos”, with juggalos being cited as "losers who sit in front of their computers". KidCrusher and Vern Schillinger made guest appearances.


It is needless to say that the juggalo response was incredibly negative, with juggalos arguing that they're all about family, that ICP has a kind message, and blah blah blah. It's an event that's aftermath portrayed juggalo hypocrisy perfectly.

Go up to any self-proclaimed “juggalo” and ask what being a juggalo means to them. Most times, they’ll say that it means being someone who loves their family and doesn’t give a fuck. They don’t give a fuck, yet they are quick to verbally backlash at haters that bash ICP. This Law & Order episode, while based on true events, was still fiction. And whether or not it painted a negative picture, juggalos should be happy that their group is getting more attention; any publicity is good publicity (ICP was probably throwing three different parties at the same time after the airing of this episode to celebrate the forecasted rise in sales). And if they felt that it did, in fact, paint a negative picture, then they should practice what they preach and not give a fuck. Bitching about shit on the internet is not “not giving a fuck”.

If you don’t know anything about Syko Sam, he is was an aspiring horrorcore rapper currently in jail for murdering his underage girlfriend (he was around 21 while she was 16), her parents and her friend. They met like all couples of that age (on the internet), and after he flew in to spend a weekend at her house, well, you can guess the ending. I think it’s fair to say that despite the fact that he has the psyche profile of the typical teenage outcast (meek, doesn’t fight back, ticking time bomb waiting to explode, and et cetera), he deserves to spend the rest of his life in prison.

It’s funny that these fans were referred to as juggalos when Syko Sam was affiliated with SKR (Serial Killin Records), who represents acts like SickTanick and Razakel (who both couldn’t have been more vocal to the press about this whole ordeal), and not Psychopathic or even Hatchet House (in fact, any act outside of Psychopathic who uses the term “juggalo” to describe their fans are badmouthed by Psychopathic, see “Marz”. For good reason, too; it’s their property, after all).


Back to the topic at hand. I searched for comments about this episode of Law & Order and while reading some of them, I couldn’t help but laugh (especially comments that state “FREE SAM!”). A member of New York Magazine’s website named “Sypher” stated:

This is exactly the type of mainstream media bullshit that gives the juggalos a bad name. Yeah Syco sam killed sum people and there have been a small hand full of wanna be juggalos and horrorcore fans who have killed people and blamed it on the music. But thats nothing compare to the countless people who have killed and blamed it on gangster rap and heavy metal. Our lyrics might be the most violent but its all about the love. Juggalos still have the lowest bodycount of any music, but the media wont take that into consideration, will they!?! MWCL

What’s with all of these “it’s all about love” comments? More juggalo hypocrisy. They talk about love, and they do the complete opposite to themselves, eachother and the public. I’m not just talking about Syko Sam. In fact, I doubt Syko Sam was that much of a juggalo to begin with. I’d say he’s about as much of a juggalo as he was a “Satanist”: he flaunts around with the grand gestures and symbols, without really knowing what it even means.

A member of Juggalo News’ website “the nateball” said:

they are trying to demonize us because we are a somewhat organized group of lower class citizens. that could be dangerous to the well organized elite of this country. especially when we gather in masses of 10,000 and have good harmless fun.

I think you can tell that this was posted before this year’s GOTJ. To think that juggalos are an “organized” group is to say that the Latin Kings are a terrorist organization. You’re close, but you’re still miles away. They were only talking about “juggalos” for maybe fifteen minutes. Any conspiracies made after this basis are crack-pot.

And to be honest, you're doing a good job of personally demonizing yourselves.

There was one comment that made my day. Sadly, I lost the link, but I remembered what it said. The guy claimed that ICP was a “Christian group” with a fully positive and uplifting message, and that they didn’t want to seem lame, so that’s the only reason why they talk about murder, assault, necrophilia and et cetera. Obviously, this person hasn’t heard of a collection of CD’s called the “Joker’s Cards”. A majority of the CD’s in this collection have no allusions to God whatsoever! For argument’s sake, I could see ICP (the characters of Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope. Not to be confused with their performers: Joseph Bruce and Joey Utsler) representing the pure form of necessary evil sent to this planet to keep balance and punish those who live life as if untouchable. But as Bible-toting Christians looking to spread a message of peace and love? Don’t insult my intelligence, and don’t insult yours.

This episode of Law & Order painted a picture of mentally unstable, violent, and sociopathic people (just like the rest of its episodes). If you were offended by this episode, then it must partially describe you. Otherwise, maybe you should sit back and not be so thin-skinned. After all, its entertainment and if you don’t find it entertaining, then change the fucking channel.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Tila Tequila's GOTJ Injuries: Made Worse For Press

I'm keeping this one short.

I was reading more into the GOTJ incident and I saw some more pictures of Tila Tequila on stage. There is a topless picture with her walking offstage covering half of her face, possibly in pain or to wipe all the shit and beer off:





Then I had another look at the picture from TMZ that I posted on here:




If you have a keen eye, you'll notice that the half of her face that is exposed in the first picture has no damage whatsoever. Not even a scratch. Yet, in the second picture, both sides of her face have distinctive wounds.

What if she got those injuries on her way out?




Aside from the guy giving crazy eyes in the bottom left-head corner, it doesn't seem like anyone cares that she's passing by (in contrast to the bloodthirsty mob that is mentioned in her testimony). Actually, it looks like they are grouping up and paying some attention to whatever the man (who is mostly hidden behind the guards) is shouting. Even if someone came up and threw something, there are three guards there to absorb whatever blows.

This is all speculative, but considering Tila Tequila's status as a media attention whore, it's not a stretch to say that the pictures and testimony given by her are far-fetched and purposely made to make her look like a victim of attempted murder. While there is no doubt that she could have had suffered some shock from a few people throwing things her way, the evidence here doesn't show a horrifically violent, angry mob-caliber attack that ended with the victim narrowly alive. If anything, it ended with a pop culture junkie shaken and looking to cash in.

Nevermind the fact that it was never initially mentioned that she instigated the attack by riling up the crowd and was told that she didn't have to perform after being paid.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Public Letter From Violent J

Over a year ago (judging by the "realjuggalos.com" reference, most likely longer), Violent J posted a letter addressed to anyone who considers themselves a juggalo. He asked that any juggalos with a website to repost it. I'm reposting it for my own reasons. This letter is just another example of juggalos not understanding what is going on, and taking everything for face value.

Words from Violent J himself, this shit is soo true we need to love this family more. ....
-JUGGALOZ-
Sorry to be all deep and serious but i got lots of shit on my mind. I'm tired of everything and everybody. The only thing i give a shit about in this hell we call a world is my Juggalo Family. The Carnival saved my life and my soul. My Juggalo Pride is the best thing that ever happened to me. It's starting to scare me for the fact when I sit back and actually observe the juggalo world, It seems like its going down hill. It seems to me that a lot of ninjas are out for self and trying to prove whos a bigger juggalo that who. There is no big or small juggalo. We are all the same. It doesn't take $4,000 is psychopathic merchandise to be a juggalo. Just because I got an old school mostastless jersey doesn't make me any better than a ninja with only one t-shirt. Being a juggalo is whats in your heart not whats on you clothes. I've seen juggalos callin each other juggahoes over spots in line at shows. That's BULLSHIT! Does anyone else realize this? Does anyone else feel the pain I do when my heart bleeds as I watch my family fall apart? We are all equal. Juggalos shoud not fight with one another! Remember? We are suppose to love each other! We need to be reunited as one once again. Just as we were before. "From the first jokers card, Carnival of Carnage, to the latest card. The Wraith: Shangri-La, we have been united as one by the powers of the Dark Carnival, the power that brings us together and makes us who we are, never again must you care what people think of you or what you do, this is our world and we live for each other!" If you own a copy of Dark Lotus, as soon as you get a chance, I want you to sit down and listen to ..15 enititled, "Juggalo Family." When the song is over, think about what it means and think about how it makes you feel. If yall want to laugh than go ahead but personally, When i sang the song i really didnt listen to the words but when I heard that song for the first time, I was at The Gathering of The Juggalos 2001 and when I listened to the words and took a look around at all the juggalos face, tears slowly came from my eyes and I thought to myself, "this is my family." It felt so good to know that the only thing I care about is right here with me. My juggalo family is the only thing true in my life. Nothing else has ever made me feel good. No person place or thing has ever looked at me as a part of their family. If you own a computer, get on a website such as realjuggalos.com and click on the icon "juggalos" search through the page and take a look at all of them and just think, each of them consider you family, each of these people can be trusted with your life just as they trust you with their life. We shouldn't be fighting, we should be giving each other hugs and saying, " I clown love you ninja!"to any of you that have web sites, i would greatly appreciate it if you could post this on your site. If you happen to have access to a copy machine, please make copies and give this to as many juggalos as possible. I want to make sure every juggalo world wide reads this letter I'm goin to do my damnest to save our juggalo world and reunite it, not only that but make our family bigger. We have over two million dedicated juggalos in the world but we must also be dedicated to each other. My heart, mind, body and soul goes out to each and every one of you. If you dont remember anything from this, at least remember this, "mass murder makes me happy, dead bodies make me happy, say what you will of me, I'll always have juggalo family" please repost this and help our sick family find there way back.

After the Tila Tequila incident, there have been a lot of juggalos posting this on their blogs, sites and Facebook or Myspace profiles believing it to be damage control from Psychopathic. But it's not, it's quite old. If it was damage control, it would be a long letter about how they are completely embarrassed by the actions and judging whether or not those involved are "Real Juggalos".

While reading this letter, if you were thinking, "Violent J is so right," then there are a few things you have to keep in mind. Joseph Bruce has been seeing this through the eyes of Joseph Bruce. Not yours, not mine, and not anyone who claims to be a hardcore juggalo. He admits that when he wrote the song "Juggalo Family", it wasn't to act as an anthem. He most likely did it to kick off the "Juggalo Family" campaign (a campaign that's been cashing in since 2001). With the great success that the Insane Clown Posse has seen, and the fact that thousands were willing to go to a convention with him and his friends as the main event, it's entirely possible that it all went to his head and felt love for anyone with ICP on their minds and on their shirts. For a band that is used to an underground fan base, seeing a stadium full of people can run you with all kinds of emotion. But that means nothing for you, the consumer. Because at the end of the day, whether Violent J loves you or not, you're a consumer and it's strictly business.

Of course Violent J is going to tell you that he loves you. You paid for his house, his car, his clothes, his flat-screen, and you're going to be providing for his son until Joe Bruce kicks his ass out of the house. If anything, he owes you. What's the next best thing? His naming you a member of his family. There is no doubt he loves you, but only if you bring the paper. And there's no doubt in his mind that you won't.

When he wants to take your money, a great salesman isn't going to tell you to hawk all of the merchandise he has. Especially if you have a lot of it already. No, he's going to say you don't need it. After all, he doesn't need to pitch it to you, your friends do a good job of it anyway.

And of course Violent J is going to tell you that you're no better than he is. You don't get far in independent music if you lord over your fans like a spoiled rich girl. But the truth is that he is, and if you can't see it, then you're an idiot. Look at him: he's wealthy, he's successful, he has a beautiful girlfriend who he has two adorable little kids with, he can support all three of them without worry, he has legions of fans, his job is something that he loves doing, he gets to travel all around the world with his best friends, and he's on TV and the radio (sometimes). His life is worlds better than both of ours combined. Joe Bruce's salesman/cult-leader modesty shouldn't be taken to an extreme to where people start thinking, "He's just like me!". While he'll take the time out of his day to shake hands with juggalos and sign their shirts, posters and tits, at the end of the day, you're not equals. And he doesn't see you as one, either.

Joe Bruce and Joey Utsler are the Real, Original Juggalos. They made the name, and it's a title only they can officially claim to. Even if they lend it to you to make you happy and buy more of their products, it won't change anything. They're the Juggalos, and you're just followers.

Grab their success, and maybe it'll change.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Hate Mail: "TRAITER!"

I think it's needless to say that I get hate mail. But today, I got a piece of hate mail like no other. Because since I've started this blog, I have not once been called a “traitor”. For his sake, I will keep the email address of this person anonymous. However, I will say his email address has the words “juggalo”, “punk” and the number 420 in there.

sup bitch.one a my dawgs show me your blog n yo a punkbitch TRAITER!u got juggalo family n yo gonna shitt in there faces wit yo uglyass lookin website!y u do dat?fuck we ever did to u bedide show yo bitchass love?all my bois los cus we all fam so u ain got no friends!callin us ignorant motherufcker u ignorant!u dont no us so how u gonna judge?u probly some bitchlil nerd who got stompd da fuck out HAHAHAHA!get da fuck on with yo bitchass back to yo jh budies b4 some danger fuck los come find u and put they boots up yo ass!u don no us nigga,well put a ax to yoneck!WOOP WOOP!

First and foremost, I want to make this clear one more time:

This site is NOT associated with the Juggalo Holocaust!

Now that that's out of the way, onto the letter.

How am I a traitor? I don't hate juggalos. I hate what's being done to the juggalo name by idiots (much like this person). Empty threats, the lack of vocabulary, ignorance all around: this has pretty much became a juggalo staple. I have friends that are juggalos and not only do they not consider me a "traitor", but they know of this site and they love what it stands for. In fact, I'm willing to bet half of your friends love this site and also believe what it stands for. They'd never tell you that because they're your friends, and they got your back.

Speaking of friends: the “juggalo” term isn't what binds you and your friends. It wasn't “pre-destined” that you were to be friends because you were juggalos. I know you're thinking, “If someone was gonna mess with my friends, I'd fuck them up cuz they my family!” Wrong. You'd fuck up whoever because they're your friends! That's what friends do! It doesn't make you “juggalo family”, it just means you're good friends.

I know most of you juggalos today grew up having little to no friends, so if you're close with a group, you're willing to conform to any social structure that you're plunged into (for now, at least). While enjoying the music of Psychopathic Records could be a trait that all of your friends share, it's not the reason why you are friends. I'm not friends with my juggalo friends because they're juggalos. I'm friends with one because we grew up together, and the others are cool to hang out with.

If you really believe you're friends with who your friends are because they're juggalos, and that you really are a juggalo family, and that it's you against the world, then you need to get your head checked out. Because that's cult mentality, and it's a very dangerous thing. And not to the public, but to your own personal well-being.

I'm not a traitor. In fact, I try my best to educate juggalos through this site. To wake them up and shake them around so they can get a look at reality. If you don't agree, that's fine. Because where there's one person that doesn't agree, there's four that do.

And my site ain't ugly. That's just crazy talk.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Tila Tequila's Vicious Beating at GOTJ '10

A loyal patron of the site brought this to my attention early this morning:




Do you recognize this face? It's Tila Tequila after getting fucked up. This picture was taken after she was viciously attacked at this year's Gathering of the Juggalos in Southern Illinois. The site TMZ, on their website, says that she claims she was attacked. Because of her attention-whore-ness, it's not much of a stretch. But, because of the lack of respect "juggalos" have for anything, and the fact that they've devolved themselves below primates (you'll see what I'm referring to down the line), I'm sure it's true.

This is what she had to say of the incident:

"I went onstage and immediately, before I even got on stage, DUDES were throwing HUGE STONE ROCKS in my face, beer bottles that slit my eye open, almost burnt my hair on fire cuz they threw fire crackers on stage, and they even took the sh*t out of the port-0-potty and threw sh*t and piss at me when I was onstage. These people were trying to kill me. So then after the last blow to my head with the firecracker they threw at me exploded, my bodygaurd and the other security grabbed me and ran as fast as they could to the shitty trailor. Since their security SUCKS, the 2 thousand people ran after us, trying to kill me. They almost got me so they finally reach the trailor, blood all over myself, cant stop bleeding, then all of a sudden, all 2 thousand people surround the trailor and busts the windows!!! Even the guys INSIDE with me were shaking! Their hands were shaking cuz they were so scared! So 3 guys inside the trailor had to grab a table and push it over the broken windows and grabbed all the chairs they could find so hold the people from outside back. It was scary as hell!"

Of course, Tila Tequila is a perfect example of what's wrong with the world today (as are the majority who claim to be "juggalos"), but what happened to her was totally uncalled for. However, there were reports that she was actually taunting juggalos, ignorant to the fact that primitive imbeciles constantly looking for undue approval and respect now make up a majority of the juggalo population.

But that's no excuse. Despite the fact that she's incredibly ignorant, those "juggalos" shouldn't have hunted her down like that, and ICP shouldn't have even let her on the premises. Shit, it would have been more civilized to find one of the better looking juggalos at The Gathering (needle in a haystack), get that bitch drunk and had him fuck a urinary tract infection into her skull. At least then someone would have gotten laid, and it would have made a better story (with better pictures).

And if you don't get the UTI cause, obviously you've never been to Southern Illinois or The Gathering. In both places, everything is either infected or incredibly filthy to the point of looking covered in disease.

It's needless to say that Tila Tequila is making moves to sue. As she says on her Twitter: "Pretty soon the owners who run the Juggalos will be bankrupt. My attorney Alan is already on it. This is disgusting behavior from men."

Ha, calling juggalos these days "men". Damn, this bitch is ignorant.

The night before, she Tweeted: "Headed to the Juggalos Gathering right now!! Woohoo!! Gonna be fucking insane!!!! Holllaaa juggalos! Ya girl luvs ya!"

She might be ignorant, but she's also psychic. Hell, maybe she knew what was coming...

Update: I found a YouTube video from a bane of the juggalo name. He claims to have been there, and gives an account of what happened. He also further proves why fake ass juggalos like these need to die.




Thursday, August 5, 2010

JCW's "Serious" Message About WCW-Like Fan Conduct

Here's another video I found. Again, it's late. I don't give a fuck.



This should be a no brainer: Don't fucking throw shit at professional wrestlers!

Right off the bat, they are a lot bigger than you. And if they catch a battery to the head and see that you threw it, they will more often than not wait for your punk ass outside after the show. On a side note, who the fuck throws a battery!? Who's bringing batteries to wrestling events!?

Fucking juggalos, I swear.

Remember WCW? Every night on Nitro, if a heel (bad guy) came out on top at the end of the night, the ring was covered in debris, beer and popcorn. While it's not the best way to handle a show, at least it was something that the WWF wasn't doing. And since it was the end of the night, who cared? Leave it up to the cleaning boys to clean it up, it's their job anyway! But why do that shit during a match? To prove how much of an ignorant fuck you are? "I know they're just entertainers and that pro wrestling, especially ultra-violent wrestling, brings inherent risk. But fuck it!"

Now, I know ignorant juggalos like that wouldn't be thinking exactly that, because they wouldn't know what "inherent" means.

If you go to a JCW show, or any pro wrestling show, don't be a cunt. They shouldn't have to tell you, it should be common fucking sense. Right next to jumping in the ring. They're obviously wanting to be taken more seriously as an independent promotion, and the last thing they need is the stigma of their audience being a bunch of battery-throwers.

And is it just me, or does Corporal Robinson look like a strung-out junkie? I respect him as a working professional wrestler, but damn. It looks like he's not been using the recommended dosage of his medication if you know what I mean.

Video: Violent JJ

If you don't already know of this video's awesome-osity, check it out:





I know I'm very late, but I don't care! I love this video! It is one of the funniest and most insulting videos I've ever seen. Insulting to who, you ask? To the professional wrestlers, of course!

This is exactly what a music video about a five year old would be like, especially if that five year old is Joe Bruce's kid. Especially at the part where, out of nowhere, he says, "Ruby's my sister."

Now, this is a great way to show affection to your kids. Yeah, that "Song 4 Son" deal is nice...if the kid it was aimed to was his daughter. This is how you show your son that you love him. You put him in a music video that shows him off and post it on YouTube.

Let the haters hate. This was a nice gesture, and kudos to Violent J for finding a way to show his son that he loves him in a way that won't completely embarrass him when he becomes an teenager.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Answering Comments

Since this blog has started, of course I have been reading all of the comments that are posted. There have been a couple that I felt needed some light shed on though, so I will do just that right now.

First is the most recent comment. It was posted by an anonymous user simply known as Cunt Bitch. And here is what they had to say in the comments section of the blog's YouTube commercial post.

Well you make a good point to some degree; especially with these attention seeking, criminal fuckheads creating negative attention and giving juggalos a bad name.

However, you have to keep in mind that kids will be kids. In that respect, Id assume if they are "true" then as they age they'd appreciate it in a more mature manner (assuming that they are putting on some "white trash wannabee fasad)"


Oh, and I agree the whole juggaloism religious shit is taken kinda way too seriously..but that is just my opinion and everyone has the right to what they think. You didnt see hippies back in the day starting a religion called hippism lol. So yea I think its exploitation in that regard.


Of course ICP wants to make the money. Maybe they are selfish to some extent..hell arnt we all at one time or another? you know what though? if they really valued money over what they are creating and what their audience perceives of them then why wouldnt they juz been mainstream artists to begin with?? Maybe Im nuts but it makes sense to me.


Here's the thing though, I embrace every culture, every belief no matter how much I may disagree with it personally. Anybody that wants to hopp on the family lovin bandwagon is cool with me as long as he aint a child molestin monster, or some mindless biggot. I think I gotta good head on my shoulders to know who's worthy of my loyalty. Anyway, I thought that was basically what bein a down ass juggalo was bout..but to each his own I suppose.


I think its absurd that there's a divide amongst the juggalos because they dont meet up to their "standards".


I say let these kids learn as they grow and mature, if its just a passing fuckin "trend" for them then they'll leave it behind with age, if its NOT then chances are they will still appreciate and respect their juggalo fam but at the same time be level headed.


I aint sayin there's anything wrong with a lil whoop whoop or callin someone a ninja now and then its juz all in good fun and in THAT respect perhaps its you that's taking it a little bit too seriously?


Bottom line though, its actually harmless and not hurting a damn muthafuka out there..when you think about it???

To Cunt Bitch,
First of all, that you for taking the time and reading the articles on the site. Thank you even more for getting most of the things I have been talking about.

By the way, I love the name.

Anyway, there are a few things wrong with what you said:
  1. It's not just kids who bring the immaturity. Most times, its older juggalos who should know better. When they're at an age where "kids will be kids" shouldn't even be a factor because they aren't kids anymore.
  2. Kids under 15 shouldn't even be considered juggalos anyway. First of all, half of the stuff ICP talks about, they wouldn't be able to relate to. And the kids who do wouldn't be able to listen to that kind of music inside of juvie anyway. Secondly, have you been to an ICP concert lately? I can understand a kid who's 16 or 17 sneaking in, but the stuff that goes down in ICP shows is something that kids under 15 shouldn't be subjected to. Especially females, because they would mess around and get someone arrested for feeling up on the wrong girl (because juggalos grope and they do it indiscriminately).
  3. Most people in the suburbs and most kids wouldn't be able to relate to ICP's music. Yeah, people got problems, we all got problems. But those two types of people have completely different issues. One of the only ways someone from the burbs can relate to ICP is through parental issues; but even then, it's like a fat person and a person suffering from bulimia claiming to be going through the same thing because both of their problems involve food. More than ten years ago, ICP talked about killing suburban rich people and rednecks. Now, that comprises most of their fans.
  4. I don't know about your juggalo friends, but most juggalos don't go "whoop whoop" and whatnot once in a while. They do it damn near everyday, whenever it seems appropriate (to them). And what usually followed is glorified ignorance.
  5. If you consider "high standards" looking for people who aren't willfully ignorant, who don't talk like ghetto morons (especially if they come from a suburb; you know recently some (not black) guy from Plainfield, IL called me a "nigga"? How is that not ignorant?), who can relate to what their music is actually saying without making themselves poor thinking that they constantly have to prove how elite they are by buying more merchandise (Juggalo Julz), then you must not have been a juggalo for a long time. Juggalos now a days take something they don't understand (but are so quick to tell you they do) very seriously, and disregarding that ICP (in regard to their content) don't even take themselves seriously. I take them seriously as an independent work, and I have supported them since 1995. If I was an independent artist and I spent most of my life working for success and my fans were people who brought nothing but disgrace to what I've worked towards, a part of me would be incredibly disappointed. Especially if my fans have become a support group for misfit teens. I only say "a part" because at least my bills would be getting paid.
While you get what I'm saying to some degree, you don't get the big picture. And that's okay. Just bookmark this site and check periodically. :-P

This last comment comes from juggalettelady.

ok one of you guys please tell me what it means to YOU to be a juggalo.

Instead of writing a long response, I'm going to put down the response that's on my profile at IJR.

[To me, being a juggalo means] That you're a reasonably strong person that could relate to the lyrics of Insane Clown Posse pre-1999. That you went through real hard ship, but you don't use it to justify your means for doing something. And instead of using it to instill pity, you use it to advance yourself so that you no longer have to see the darkside of life.

It is very simple, and it is completely inspired by what the Insane Clown Posse has done. They took the shit that they went through in their lives, and they turned a negative into a positive. They let it make them stronger instead of letting it tear them apart. On the flipside, most juggalos are the complete opposite. They use their shitty upbringings as an excuse for anything that they happen to do, stupid or not, and are always more than willing to give you their sob story. Instead of advancing themselves, they lay around and spend their days drinking and getting high constantly. Now, don't take that as I'm anti-drugs and anti-alcohol. I indulge every once in a while, but when you spend your days moping around the house, drinking, getting high and playing PS3 (with those things being the only things you are doing with your life), then you have a serious problem.

Those are all the comments for right now. Keep those emails and comments coming. I always read, and I always respond.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Juggalo Holocaust and The Juggalo Cult

For a while now, people have been talking about the “Juggalo Holocaust”. Juggalos have been describing it as an anti-juggalo movement that rapes, beats and kills juggalos on the street. Two out of five juggalos will claim that their friends and family have been beaten or raped because of the JH while others will attest that the JH is a hoax and doesn't really exist. I have news for both: the Juggalo Holocaust is real. It's just not what you think.

The Juggalo Holocaust is a group of internet trolls that dock at a site that claims to house the “Kings of the Internet”. They create multiple accounts on social networking sites like MySpace and vampirefreaks looking to start arguments and e-fights with juggalos. They do this by showing images and YouTube videos of JH propaganda (sometimes featuring Nazi symbols and the hatchetman), while claiming to be a movement with the sole purpose of killing off juggalos. Some will even claim to have personally killed a juggalo. But both of those points are false.

So why do this then? Why start this whole JH thing? Because they are trolls. They enjoy picking fights with people over the internet, it's fun for them. And the easiest people to pick fights with are juggalos because of their cult standings and attitudes. If you were a troll that hated juggalos and were looking for some fun, you'd do the exact same thing. All they have to do is post one comment on an ICP video saying ICP sucks, and fifty juggalos will reply back with, "SHUT YO FASE MUDDAFACKO!WIKKID KLOWNZ WIL NEVA DIE!MMFCLMF!STAB YO A$$ BITCH!"

So what about the killings, and the rapes? They never happened. If they did, where is the proof? Where are the obituaries? Where are the news stories? Juggalos are chronicled in the news whenever they rob or kill poor, defenseless people. They're even in the news whenever a school takes their Psychopathic paraphernalia away. If there were a string of murders that ended with victims being found to wear the same merchandise, it wouldn't have made headlines, but it would have been in the news.

But what about my friend or family member that was killed by the JH? If you're asking this, you're either lying, you are JH posing as a juggalo to troll a forum or you have a friend that was involved in other shit. People die all the time. Just because your friend or family member was mugged and killed on the street while wearing a hatchetman shirt doesn't mean it was JH related. It could have been a junkie looking to supply for his next fix and your friend put up a fight. It could have been a random killing. Your friend could have pissed off the wrong people, or owed some shady people money. To right away assume it was JH related shows extreme ignorance and proves that you're ready to believe anything. Add that with the fact that anonymous Internet trolls are more than willing to admit to anything, and now you believe some juggalo haters are out to kill you.

The Juggalo Holocaust is not some para-military power that is looking to eradicate all juggalos (despite the fact that I think most of the weak/fake ones need to be). It's just a group of people who love Internet drama that are looking to get their jollies off. Think about it: what ends would justify the means of creating a worldwide movement (off of the Internet) whose sole purpose was to rape juggalettes and murder juggalos? Juggalos don't run anything politically. Juggalos hold no seat of power anywhere. Juggalos aren't of a superior class that bends the will of whoever they so choose. There's no "juggalo segregation". Juggalos aren't even a race (as in bloodline) of people. Juggalos now-a-days are a cult revolving around the works of Psychopathic Records, nothing more.

If you still claim that the JH is really out to murder juggalos, or that the juggalo family isn't a cult and I don't know what I'm talking about, then think about what “juggaloism” is today. It's not the same as it was in 1998. Now, it's a group of (mostly white) people dressing the same, calling eachother a “family” despite not knowing 3/4th of the juggalo “nation”, claiming that they will be “down 'til they're dead in the ground” (in other words, “I'll follow you forever.”) and believing whatever their central figures (ICP) say as gospel. Add that with the fact that in public, at concerts and at the GOTJ, they paint their faces up and chant “Family!” as loud as they can whenever possible, appropriate or not. Tell me that doesn't sound like a cult, and I'll tell you that you've been drinking too much kool-aid. And that you need to do your research on what a cult really is (even then, you'd most likely still be in denial).

There are some theories as to what the JH really is, and who it was created by:
  1. The first is that the JH was created by original Juggalos (people like me) to scare off the fake and the weak juggalos that have been giving the whole community a bad name for the last decade. There was a forum post on some random board where this person claimed to be a member of the JH who said it was created specifically for this reason, saying that newer juggalos are sheep that needed to be scared off so that the strong can get back into the ranks. They also went on to say that they (the JH) want to be destroyed, so that after the “war”, only the strong juggalos will be left. Of course, ignorant juggalos weren't hearing it, so they weren't able to come up with a compelling argument (something forum trolls LOVE). When someone replied with “You don't understand us! We are all outcasts!”, the OP replied with, “It's juggalos like you that are turning what was wicked into a support group for misfit children.” While I can get behind this theory, it is not genuine and was just used as troll-bait.
  2. There is also a theory that Psychopathic Records is behind the whole thing, which if you think about it, makes a lot more sense.
In his book The 48 Laws of Power, Robert Greene discusses starting and maintaining a cult-like following (which could open you up to start a cult, a religion, or a group of white people who paint their faces up and throw root beer whenever possible). He says that every cult has two enemies: skepticism and boredom. If you start a cult, you need to have activities and beliefs that always keep people on their toes, or else they'll get bored. And if they get bored, it opens them up to take a step back, re-evaluate the entire situation and grow skeptical, thus losing another modern “juggalo”.

And just like any cult or religion, there needs to be an enemy. For years, it was the mainstream, rich people and rednecks. But now ICP, for the most part, is in the mainstream (Saturday Night Live is shown on regular TV every weekend) and they are now also among the rich (even if you denounce your rich status, you are still more well-off than your followers, which is really the true signature of every cult). Not to mention that today, most of the juggalo population are either rednecks/trailer trash or people dwelling in the suburbs (I don't know why seeing as thirteen years ago, they were talking about killing you and your family). Psychopathic Records' own Boondox is from Georgia, and when they signed him, they were quick to say that he was from the south. So now, the universal enemy has changed (and shows that ICP and Psychopathic Records truly has sold out).

The juggalos need an enemy. The Gathering of the Juggalos is one good activity to keep the masses at bay, but it only happens once a year (in the woods. Again, cult.) and they need an enemy that will always be around. It could start out to be just a slight rumor, but juggalos will believe it if they believe it's happening to them as we speak (the killings and whatnot), and it'll snowball into something "real". Call it the “Juggalo Holocaust”, pay some Internet trolls (I doubt you'd even need to) to spread the word and start rumors of juggalo deaths and rapes going on all over the country. That way it keeps juggalos on their toes, it escalates the overall camaraderie between them so that they feel like they'll always be there for eachother, and it always keeps Psychopathic Records in the mind of the consumer so they can buy more merchandise.

So, what's the best way to fight the JH?

Don't buy into their bullshit. If you see them on forums, don't respond to their posts. If they try to talk to you, don't reply. Don't give any response; that's what they want. If you keep feeding them ammo, they will continue to thrive. And if you try to argue or reason with them, then they have already won. Don't believe their bullshit. They're Internet trolls with meaningless lives, so don't give them the satisfaction they so desperately crave.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Update: Buzz From All Around

Sorry there hasn't been an update in a while. My mailbox for this site has been flooding with mail. I either get extreme hate mail, or mail from people who agree with me 100% (and a few letters that were neutral). Like I said to a few of you, I will post your letters soon (and my responses, of course). Now that the flow of letters has been slowing down, I have some time to bring average juggalo ignorance to light.

It seems that word has spread about this site. I see people posting statuses on their MySpace pages, I see forums discussing this site, and I think there may be a few sites linking to here. Of course, most of the younger "juggalos" say that this site is bullshit, and that I don't know what I'm talking about. Blah blah blah. But this is a status update from someone simply referred to as "Wicked clown", and I find it very intriguing.

"we didnt make tht shit up some guy made a webpage tlkin about tht shit and has a blog or somethin tht u have to pat 0.99! for i aint never read it or ne thing idk wht the fuck its about i just found out about it last night!honestly i think its fuckin retarted"

First off, I don't charge people to log on to this site; I think he might be referring to the hater who charges a dollar on YouTube so you can hear him bitch about ICP.

Second, he's never read this site, he doesn't know what it's about, but right away, he thinks it's retarded. Now that is a special kind of ignorance.

Soon I will be posting the email conversations I've been having with haters and supporters, and hopefully it will shed more light into what this site is about. There were people who got the concept right away. Then there were juggalo haters who were for the juggalo hate, but once I told them that we actually support the artists of Psychopathic Records, they would insinuate that we were faggots.

You should really keep an open mind when reading this blog, and remember that we're not pure juggalo haters. We're against the "juggalo" population who've turned the term derogatory. And not to the public, but to each other.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Actual Insight Over At Urban Dictionary

If you have ever been to Urban Dictionary to look up the term "juggalo", you would know that a majority of the "definitions" there are written by people who blindly hate juggalos. However, I came across a long entry written by someone who seems to hate the current generation of juggalos like we do here.

I stress again that this entry is pretty long, but I think that anyone who claims to be a juggalo now-a-days, claiming that the Dark Carnival "saved" their lives, should read this closely and take it to heart.

Let me start off by saying that I have been listening to ICP for many years, probably much longer that any other person on here. I picked up their "Beverly Kills" CD back sometime in late 1993, not having a clue as to who they are. Back then, "juggalos" didn't even really exist. I got into the whole Juggalo phase around 95, until about 99 or so, when they came out with "jeckel brothers". I bought a few t-shirts, lighters, hats, and other merchandise. I had all their CDs. I called myself a "juggalo". But then, guess what? I grew up!

Juggalos back then were different than the "juggalos" of today. Back then, we were just a bunch of people who liked ICP and got together at concerts for a good time. Now, it has transformed into this whole serious following. Kids are buying up the merchandise like candy, using the ICP lingo, and taking it completely seriously. The juggalo scene now is most closely comparable to the goth scene. They claim to be "non-conformist" and "different", yet they all dress the same, talk the same, and have lost all identity. Ask a Juggalo for a universally accepted definition of the word "juggalo". They can't give you one, just like goths. And they don't realize that psychopathic records has turned into a big money-making juggernaut. Just look at their website. T-shirts for 25-70 dollars, hockey jerseys, jackets, hats, thongs, etc. How many different "Riddlebox" designs can they come up with? They keep re-designing and pumping out the same shit. Its all about money now. The juggalos are making them into millionaires, and they are loving it!


And whats with that fucking 6th joker card? Announcing that they are a religious group? That was the lamest thing I have ever heard. And the juggalos of today, once again, blindly follow whatever ICP says. It has all just become so serious. Its just music, people! There is no need to get obsessed, and make your life revolve around psychopathic records. The honest truth is, they dont give a flying fuck about you. What they give a fuck about is one thing, and thats money. They are driven by profits. Nomatter what they tell you, no matter what they do, and nomatter what they would like to have you believe. If you don't believe me, ask yourself this: when is the last time they did anything for you for free (sampler CDs don't count)? Why do they charge such a ridiculous amount of money for merchandise? Because they know you will pay it, that's why. Why do they try to cram said merchandise down your throat? Because they know you will buy anything that says "ICP" on it, thats why.


Do I still listen to ICP? Absolutely. The Calm is a good CD. So is Hell's Pit. Do I wear ICP merchandise? Sometimes. Do I walk around, decked out in all psychopathic gear, calling people ninjas, and preach the ways of the dark carnival like a new-school juggalo faggot? NO! Get your head outta your asses.


Of course, this person was wrong about a couple things:
  • The Calm sucked.
  • Hell's Pit sucked.
And that's it. He's right about everything else.

The poster later made another entry about the Dark Carnival:

Well, in reality, the "Dark Carnival" can refer to several things (besides what you came here to read about, which I will get to). "Dark Carnival" is a collection of short stories by Ray Bradbury, published in 1947. "Dark Carnival" is also a novel written by Keith Ferrario, a band headed by Niagara and Ron Asheton, a song by Vanessa Carlton from the 2003 video game Spy Hunter 2, a Deathlands novel, and finally, the setting of a concept album series by Insane Clown Posse.

So what is the Dark Carnival, as presented by ICP? A warped, nonsensical, sellout off-shoot of the Christian religion. Violent-J claims that he was "visited" by the Dark Carnival back in 1992, which in turn led to the 6 Joker Card albums. Each album would contain secret hints and "messages" from the Dark Carnival, with the 6th revealing the secret of what the Carnival really is. The joker's cards were littered with what seemed to be unique stories of people getting "judged" after death, with the "Dark Carnival" being something like a uniting force for Juggalos, or even a place you go when you die. Now being a complete atheist, I don't believe in any of that nonsense, but I thought it was cool and original.

Then, somewhere along the line, ICP "found Jesus", and became "Intimate Christ Posse". The clowns not only revealed that the "Dark Carnival" is a metaphor for "god" (most likely the Christian God), they went back and turned their lyrics inside out in a deceitful attempt to fool people into believing that this is what they were talking about all along! Anyone who actually believes this is a complete sheep. Just go back, listen to their old lyrics, and every time you hear them mention the words "Dark Carnival", substitute it with the word "god", and see if it still makes sense. I honestly believe that ICP, not actually knowing what the "Dark Carnival" should be, and with the 6th Joker's card fast approaching, had to figure out SOMETHING. Therefore, they did the most unoriginal, low-brow thing they could think of... they sold out to religion... Christianity to be exact.

If ICP did in fact know all along what the "Dark Carnival" was "god", and knowingly deceived their fans, then, by doing so, they mislead, cheated, and swindled thousands of them out of their money, who might not have been such huge fans to begin with if they hadn't been lied to. If ICP came up with the 'Dark Carnival = god' concept later on somewhere along the line, which is obviously the case, they not only cheated their fans out of their time and money, but they also sold them out. And then, to top it all off, they chant "we're not sorry that we tricked you" to their duped listeners at the end of the album. Great way to indoctrinate someone into your "religion". Too bad being duped into following something doesn't constitute true belief. Anyone who accepts this new "religion" known as "Juggalo" is a complete sheep, just like the followers of any other religion on planet earth. If you think about it, "Juggalo" is just as ridiculous as Christianity, Islam, and the ancient Greek gods. It seems ICP realized their huge mistake after album sales plummeted. Shangri-La is THE worst album by ICP ever made. Is it any wonder that the 6th joker's card was re-released and remixed by Mike Clark?


Again, he's not wrong. This guy has written more, and has more to say about juggalos/juggalettes. Check it out by clicking here. I don't agree with his atheism, but I do agree with everything else.

Monday, May 24, 2010

ICP Fans Against Juggalos: NEW Commercial

Here's some shameless promotion for YouTube.



Or watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jk6rbo8yGIc


Hopefully this will shed just a little more light on what this site is really all about while spreading the word.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Quick Note: Hater Cockiness

Okay, to solve any confusion about my last post:

I didn't call juggalos rednecks. The post was a reaction to someone charging others for hearing his complaints about juggalos. Hence the title.

I was calling the ones who bought into it retarded. If you didn't buy into it, then I wasn't talking about you. If you don't like the guy's message, bitch at him.

I myself disagree with him. Both real juggalos (who exist few and far between now-a-days) and fake juggalos as a collective are not rednecks. But I will get into that another time.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Hater Cockiness

It's been a long time since anything has been written on this damn blog. I just had to post this up quickly as a way to ask, "...Really?"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFpmtCSDC60

This guy's obvious message is how juggalos are stupid rednecks. But it's not just posted up on YouTube like every other hater's video: this guy actually CHARGES a dollar for you to hear him bitch and moan about juggalos! Is that cockiness or what!?

That sad part is that there are probably juggalos out there who bought into this! As soon as they saw "$0.99", they were probably like, "Shit, I gotta hear what this guy has to say!" And that's fucking sad!

Now, I can't tell you what the guy says in the vid; I don't know, and I don't care. If you want to know so bad, pay the dollar to see it. However, if you do, it'll be an indication that you're a fucking retard.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

How Easy Is It To Become A Juggalo?; Juggalo Segregation

I was reading some random blog the other day. I was at an entry where a guy said he was going to become a juggalo in order to “infiltrate” their “organization”, so he could see what makes them tick. Soon, this incredibly furious juggalo leaves a comment, claiming that someone cannot just become a juggalo. They have to be born a juggalo, because after all, they are “family”. He then said juggalos pretty much gravitate to eachother because they don't fit in anywhere else, and that juggalos are segregated in everyday life.

I won't bother quoting anything because I lost the blog, and even if I didn't, it's just a big jumble of angry words that makes your eyes feel as though they are being raped.

The Truth
  • Anybody can become a juggalo now-a-days. One way to become a modern juggalo is by slapping on an ICP shirt and randomly rapping Chicken Huntin' in front of other juggalos (they will then join in and shout the lyrics with you). Another way is by having an elitist attitude towards other juggalos, acting like you've been down since '96 when in reality, you didn't know what an ICP was back then, and you made fun of anyone who liked them as soon as you discovered they existed. There are millions of other ways. Those two are just the most frequent that I've seen (the last "juggalo" poser I saw used the last example, and two months earlier, he was wondering why anyone would listen to ICP while calling juggalos "faggots"; realistically, he's only been a "juggalo" for a year or so).
  • Juggalos are a clique, and members of a clique usually don't fit in anywhere outside of their own clique. It's nothing new. In fact, I believe they call this "common sense". Juggalos over dramatize this too much, which is one out of many reasons why people in other cliques hate them.
  • Juggalos are not "segregated". If juggalos were being segregated, most of them would be dead by now. Or you wouldn't be seeing any of them, because there would be some kind of ordinance mandating that they don't wear ICP/Psychopathic merchandise. Not only that, but Faygo would go out of business, seeing as how the drink has started to attract juggalos. If there was any kind of segregation, the Faygo factory would be burnt to the ground, right after they burn down the office of Psychopathic Records.
Originally, being a juggalo never meant anything more than just being an ICP fan (and yes, ICP fans paint their faces up when they go to ICP concerts; there's nothing wrong with acting a fool for the weekend). The sooner all of these "neo" juggalos learn this, the better. It's nice to feel like you belong to a group, but don't over dramatize it and act like it's you all against the world. Because it's not.

Oh, and stay in school. You idiots with poor grammar and horrible typing habits make smart "juggalos", who don't realize they hate you yet, look stupid.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

"Sick of Calling Myself a Juggalo"

More juggalo gang shit.

I recently came across a post on this blog from Oklahoma, from an "anonymous poster":

Im almost sick of calling myself a juggalo because of people being crazy and stupid my homie was killed by a juggalo because he thought he was a blood because he had all red on and he didn't see juggalo in white on his shirt. he thought he was part of a gang. being a juggalo isn't what it used to be people don't know what it means to be a juggalo anymore.
[Taken From Westside Neighborhood Watch]

The blog also mentions that if you were to take a juggalo from 1995, and compare them to a juggalo today, you'd get two completely different people. Truer words were never spoken.

Oh, and if you read the comments, it's full of juggalo gibberish. Especially from a 17 year old named Brooke who seems to have a broken Caps Lock button.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Juggalos Considered "Gang" In Pennsylvania, Arizona and Utah

I found something on the Internet that is downright sad.

It seems that a few states in the union consider juggalos to be "gang members".

The article about it is here: http://www.noisecreep.com/2009/09/21/insane-clown-posse-fans-get-gang-classification/

"Last Monday, Anthony Locascio, 21, was lured to the woods by four acquaintances and struck with metal baseball bats 60 to 80 times, allegedly for ratting on a friend. Jeffrey A. Gombert, 19 and Curtis T. Foose, 25 of Hazleton; Andrew A. Tutko, 19 of McAdoo and Shane D. Roof, 20, formerly of Palmerton, were all charged with homicide, conspiracy, and aggravated assault. Locascio, Gombert and Foose refer to Insane Clown Posse on their MySpace pages, while the paper cites a source close to the investigation as saying that all five involved were Juggalos.

Monroe County detective Emmanuel Varkanis has been tracking Juggalos for about two years now. He and other authorities say they've identified 1,000 Insane Clown Posse fans in the county. He says they are mostly white, range in age from 10 to 35, and speak their own language. Earlier this year, two ICP fans from Monroe allegedly lured Stroudsburg man Michael S. Goucher, 21, into the woods where they stabbed him 45-50 times with knives and metal cleavers. Both men arrested in the murder, Ian Seagraves, 17 and Sean Freemore, 18, were Insane Clown Posse fans, and Seagraves has a tattoo of the band's mascot."

First off, go to any ICP concert, or if you're less sociable, go to any juggalo's Myspace or Facebook page. Would you consider a majority of them gang member types? I think not.

Secondly, they speak their own language? I believe the language they speak is one that has been around for many years: idiotic gibberish. The language is spoken by juggalos, people with down syndrome, and members of the Republican party.

Also, detectives are wasting their time "tracking" juggalos? Juggalos aren't a group of people that deserve the privilege of the public's fear. Just because a few people who happen to listen to ICP go off and kill someone doesn't mean that juggalos should be feared. Or considered a "gang". Those detectives need to focus on something more important, like cracking down on little kids that steal candy from gas stations.

I think actual gangs would find it insulting to be compared to juggalos. Look at this video for instance:



All tough talk, and no follow through. If gang members are in an argument, wouldn't they land at least ten punches? The video is called "Juggalos Own Hater". Oh, how you can smell the denial.

Of course, stories like this add onto ICP's overall marketability (controversy creates cash, after all), so in the end, it's a win for them.

But it makes Pennsylvania, Arizona and Utah look completely retarded.

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