Music Feeds has become strangely fascinated with the subculture known as Juggalos ever since the release of the documentary American Juggalo, a film by Sean Dunne. The doco gives an insight into the people that identify themselves as family under the banner of Juggalos, who as a collective are most commonly represented in the public arena by Shaggy 2 Dope and Violent J, known together as the rap duo Insane Clown Posse.
Last year the FBI released a report that listed Juggalos as a criminal gang, describing the movement as “a loosely-organized hybrid gang”, and claiming that “many Juggalos subsets exhibit gang-like behavior and engage in criminal activity and violence”.
In response to the report, the Insane Clown Posse are now attempting to sue the FBI in order to have Juggalos removed from the list, that also includes radical extremist groups such as the Aryan Brotherhood.
In a new interview with hip hop artist Danny Brown, Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope aka Joseph Bruce and Joseph Utsler explain that ever since Juggalos were listed as a criminal gang by the FBI, not only has the culture suffered but so too the IPC (Insane Clown Posse) with certain retailers no longer willing to carry their music and merchandise for fear it’s gang related.
If nothing else, it’s an entertaining chat, especially when the subject shifts to Brown, who expresses his mindset on constantly evolving as an artist.
“I get bored with doing something the same thing, you know what i’m saying, with anything… like with bitches, you don’t wanna’ fuck the same bitches, I don’t want to smoke the same weed all the time, you gonna’ accumulate a, what they call that, a tolerance”
Watch: Insane Clown Posse Talk About Juggalos and the FBI