Many people know ICP for their sinister and violent lyrics. ICP has been mixing hip-hop and rock with sick humor since the early 90's. So you ask who exactly is ICP.....
Violent J formerly known as Joseph Bruce, and Shaggy 2 Dope once known as Joseph Utsler along with some people from their neighborhood started a street gang called Inner City Posse, which didn't last too long. While gangbanging these two guys discovered they could rap. They soon released their independnt cd Dog Beats.Having little knowledge of real gang life and their muisc gaining them more notoriety, Inner City Posse lasted only 2 years falling to established Southwest Detorit Gangs.
In 1991, after a stay at the county jail, Shaggy 2 Dope along with his good buddy and fellow rapper Violent J was visited by the Dark Carnival. The phantoms named Shaggy and J as their messangers. The first mission for the messangers was to deliver 6 special messages to all who listen to them. Soon after this Shaggy and J quit their own gang and changed their rapping name to Insane Clown Posse. With painted faces and vulgar lyrics you have the band you love to hate Insane Clown Posse!!!!!
To expose the magical messages they decided to use 6 different albums. Each album took the form of a joker card.