[[caption-width-right:350: ICP[[note]]Shaggy is on the left, J is on the right[[/note]] as presenters. After this pic was taken they ran off with the award...]]

+Music/{{Esham}}, Music/IceCube, Awesome Dre, Music/GetoBoys
Related Acts:
+Golden Goldies (Joe Bruce, Joey Utsler, Mike E. Clark)
+Music/DarkLotus (Violent J, Shaggy 2 Dope)
+Music/PsychopathicRydas (Joe Bruce, Joey Utsler)
+Soopa Villainz (Joe Bruce, Joey Utsler)
+Music/ZugIzland (initially formed by Joe Bruce, who dropped out because his singing style was considered to be unimpressive)

->''"This stuff proves that just because rap came from black people don't mean it can't be every bit as white trash as you and me."''
-->-- Sheriff, ''WesternAnimation/{{Squidbillies}}''

Consisting primarily of two people, Violent J (Joseph Bruce) and Shaggy 2 Dope (Joseph Utsler), Insane Clown Posse are a HipHop group and ProfessionalWrestling tag team from UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}}, and the co-founders of the independent record label, Creator/PsychopathicRecords. Their music is generally placed in the "{{Horrorcore}}" category, and is focused heavily around CircusOfFear elements. They are also extremely loyal and honest with their fans, something to be admired. ICP fans prefer to be called {{Juggalo}}s.

ICP originated as a GangstaRap group called "Inner City Posse," derived both from the name of a Detroit gang (formed by Bruce) and a dream Bruce had involving a clown running around in Delray, the most depressed and blighted area of Detroit (currently slated to be largely demolished to make way for a bridge to UsefulNotes/{{Canada}}). The group's popularity resulted in them becoming the target of growing violence, leading its members to abandon gang life and adopt a Music/GetoBoys-esque style instead.

ICP built a media and distribution empire all on their own. They were independent music before anyone else. They didn't want or need radio or {{Creator/MTV}} (back when either of those mattered) and they were an affront to the gatekeepers who owned every single aspect of the music industry. ''The Great Milenko'' was #8 on the charts and not a single video or song was played on MTV[=/=]Clear Channel. ''The Amazing Jeckel Brothers'' debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 100, with guest appearances by Music/SnoopDogg (back when he was relevant) and Ol' Dirty Bastard (RIP). This was at a time when everything in the Top 10 was Ricky Martin, Britney Spears, or boy bands. There was--and still is--a lot of resentment toward them since they basically invented a new way rap empires could be built. And they did it out of necessity because no one else would invest in the music.

ICP have also been the subject of a number of parodies, including a music video parody on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive.'' Their albums ''The Amazing Jeckel Brothers,'' ''Bang! Pow! Boom!'', and ''The Mighty Death Pop!'' have all peaked at #4 on the ''Billboard 200.''

They produced two movies, ''Film/BigMoneyHustlas'' (an exploitation parody) and ''Film/BigMoneyRustlas'' (a Western parody).

ICP have also been active in the world of ProfessionalWrestling; they have wrestled for both Wrestling/{{WWE}} and Wrestling/{{WCW}} in the past, and currently run their own promotion, [[Wrestling/JuggaloChampionshipWrestling JCW (alternately, Juggalo Championship Wrestling or Juggalo Championshit Wrestling]])

* Violent J
* Shaggy 2 Dope
* Mike E. Clark -- Producer, often called "the third member of ICP" by J and Shaggy, who credit him as being a major part of the band's sound, although they briefly had a falling out with Clark and have worked with other producers as a result.
* John Kickjazz -- Before Mike E. Clark, they actually ''did'' have two different third members of the group. While recording an album, ''Carnival of Carnage,'' Shaggy's brother John Kickjazz quit the group, and ICP became a duo. He left before ''Carnival of Carnage'' was released due to him not really getting into the whole clown business (although he can still be heard in a few songs).
* Greez-E -- He left after their first EP (''Beverly Kills 50187'') due to things not really working out, since he only contributed to one song.
* Rich Murrel (better known as Legz Diamond) -- Not widely known, Murrel is the unofficial "fourth member". He does a lot of the guitar work and background vocals on their albums, and is unrecognizable in costume as part of ICP's live shows.


* ''Carnival of Carnage'' (1992)
* ''Ringmaster'' (1994)
* ''Riddle Box'' (1995)
* ''The Great Milenko'' (1997)
* ''The Amazing Jeckel Brothers'' (1999)
* ''Bizzar/Bizaar'' (two albums with a shared theme but different songs) (2000)
* ''The Wraith: Shangri-La'' (2002)
* ''Hell's Pit'' (2004)
* ''The Tempest'' (2007)
* ''Bang! Pow! Boom!'' (2009)
* ''The Mighty Death Pop!'' (''[[CoverAlbum Smothered, Covered, & Chunked]]/[[Music/TooShort Freaky Tales]]/[[DeletedScenes Mike E. Clark's Extra Pop Emporium]]'')[[note]]Each version of The Mighty Death Pop! has one of these three bonus albums inside it. Smothered, Covered, & Chunked is basically a cover album for rap artists that they've liked with a mix of a few pop songs there; Freaky Tales is a 64 minute dedication to the Music/TooShort song of the same name, and Mike E. Clark's Extra Pop Emporium is remix album that also contained songs that almost made it to the main album, but weren't on there for various reasons.[[/note]] (2012)
* ''The Missing Link: Lost'' & ''The Missing Link: Found'' (2015)


* ''Shockumentary'' (1997)
* ''Film/BigMoneyHustlas'' (2000)
* ''Film/DeathRacers'' (2008)
* ''A Family Underground'' (2009)
* ''Film/BigMoneyRustlas'' (2010)
* ''[[Series/ICPTheater Insane Clown Posse Theater]]'' (2013)

!!This group and its works are related to the following tropes:


[[folder:The band members themselves/live performance]]
* {{Acrofatic}}: Violent J has always been "the fat one" but he's pretty mobile on stage and is pretty quick on his feet whenever he's in a wrestling ring. As of 2016, the "fat" part is less prominent than it used to be since he's actually [[https://monumentalevents.com/assets/uploads/monumentalevents/2016/01/411ce3c9d6c7a209e2171403faedba15_event-medium.jpg lost quite a bit of weight.]]
* ArchEnemy: Music/{{Eminem}}, Music/KidRock[[note]]Kid Rock appeared on "Is That You?" on ''Carnival of Carnage.'' He later dissed them in the song "Ya' Keep On," with the lyric "Don't call me Joe/Cause the Joes I know can't even flow."[[/note]], the mainstream and critics.
** The beef with Eminem was actually ended officially back in 2005 when D12 and Psychopathic Records met at a concert to talk out their differences and then [[http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1647067/eminem-beef-with-insane-clown-posse-long-over.jhtml even had a bowling game/party together as a peace offering]].[[note]]That's how you know they're all from Detroit: Settle a beef? Go bowling! (UsefulNotes/{{Michigan}} in general Detroit area in particular has more bowling centers per capita than anywhere else in the world.[[/note]] Don't expect any [[InternetBackdraft Internet fanboys]] on either side to pay attention to this, though.
* TheArtifact: Shaggy 2 Dope got his name after his shaggy, dreadlocked hairstyle - the one he shaved off sometime around the year 2000.
* EvilSoundsDeep: Averted; Shaggy 2 Dope has the higher voice, but plays the more evil role.
* FatAndSkinny: Further on in ICP's career, Violent J gained some weight, thus fulfilling the role as the fat one, while Shaggy remains skinny.
* FoodFight: Countless gallons of Faygo soda are sprayed into the crowd during ICP's live shows.
* LongRunnerLineup: Since 1994, the group members have consisted solely of Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope. Impressively, this group has been around for over 20 years.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Violent J and Shaggy are well-known for portraying bloodthirsty MonsterClown characters, but in reality they're actually very nice to their fans and donate to and promote charities and fundraisers to help the poor(see their [[Awesome/InsaneClownPosse Awesome page]] for more details on that). They also love their moms very much and, [[MemeticMutation if certain videos are anything to go by]], absolutely adore their children. At first people [[http://www.columbian.com/news/2010/jun/04/insane-clown-posse/ said that they were]] ''evangelical Christians'', but Violent J [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insane_Clown_Posse/ refuted this on Twitter]], saying they don't believe in any specific god.[[note]] Fans had known that since the song "Thy Unveiling" on the ''The Wraith: Shangri-La'' album came out in 2002.[[/note]]
* MonsterClown: Their image is based on this, though they're more HeroicComedicSociopath Clowns.
* NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity: Invoked, with "Miracles". [[note]]No, not ''in'', ''with''.[[/note]]
* StoutStrength: Violent J. On the occasions he wrestles, one of the moves he uses is a gorilla press slam to samoan drop. That involves shoulder pressing another person above his head. Even though the "opponent" is cooperating, that's no easy feat.
* WhiteGangbangers: Both members of ICP were this in real life, in their gang the Inner City Posse, which was also the original name of their rap group, before it was changed to Insane Clown Posse, with added fantasy themes.

[[folder:Media and fandom]]
* {{Juggalo}}: They're the creators of this fanbase.
* {{Rockumentary}}: ''Shockumentary'' is this.
* UpdatedRerelease: ''Bang Pow Boom: Nuclear Edition'', a three-disc set. The first disc is the original album, with the three separate Track Twos from the three original versions blended into one song; the second disc contains all three "hidden tracks" from the originals and three unreleased tracks; the third is a DVD.
** And there's a box set of the first "deck" of Joker's Cards on the way, with bonus material and remastered versions of each "Card" (from Carnival of Carnage to The Wraith).

* {{Acrofatic}}: J can perform a moonsault, pretty impressive for a near three hundred pounder.
* AntiChristmasSong: The ICP have two: "Santa Claus is a Fat Bitch" and "Red Christmas" (in the latter, one rapper is killed by Santa while attempting a home invasion and the other is [[TakingYouWithMe killed by a snowman who wants them to die together]] in separate verses).
* AntiLoveSong: J and Shaggy don't do SillyLoveSongs.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: The CoverAlbum ''Covered, Smothered, & Chunked'', included in the "Red" version of ''The Mighty Death Pop,'' consists entirely of cover versions of famous songs such as Music/HouseOfPain's "Jump Around," AMG's "Bitch Betta Have My Money," Music/PublicEnemy's "Night of the Living Baseheads," and... Music/ChristinaAguilera's "Beautiful."
** TheCoverChangesTheMeaning: "Beautiful" becomes "Indestructible," for example.
* AssholeVictim: The targets of the Dark Carnival are bigots, rich people who exploit others for gain, and other less-than-decent folk.
** Similarly, the killer in "To Catch A Predator" targets pedophiles.
** In "Shooting Stars," J goes to the UsefulNotes/{{Grammy Award}}s to kill Music/ChrisBrown for beating up Music/{{Rihanna}} because he believes it sends a bad message for Brown to still have a career.
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: Violent J himself in "Growing Again" from "The Tempest" album.
* AnAxeToGrind
* BackFromTheDead: "12" and "Piggie Pie" are two examples.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: At the beginning of "Growing Again" a young Violent J wishes to be bigger. Guess what happens.
** Things work out pretty well for Violent J in "Blaaam!", when he gets ahold of a magic lamp.
* BoastfulRap: Subverted in that they boast about stuff that ''no sane person would ever brag about'', including that they frequently have sex with women that are physically unattractive, sometimes leaning on [[{{Squick}} repulsively unattractive]] levels. They also have boastful raps involving supernatural and other unusual elements or which involve acts of violence that go beyond what is even humanly possible.
-->"I'll pull a big ass beehive out of a tree, drop my drawers and hump it." ("Fearless," from ''Bizaar'')

-->"I'll rip your face off and wipe my ass with it" ("Hocus Pocus," from ''The Great Milenko'')
* BreatherEpisode: "Hell's Forecast", a dark song about Violent J [[spoiler:trapped in his personal hell]] is immediately followed by "Juggalo Homies", a more lighthearted song about the company of friends.
* BrickJoke: How's this for continuity? The scream from Music/{{Prince}}'s "Gett Off" that Music/{{Esham}} sampled in 1992 for "Dying to Be Down" resurfaced ''20 years later'' in the unlisted outtakes montage at the end of the CoverAlbum ''Smothered, Covered, & Chunked,'' which comes in the "Red" version of ''The Mighty Death Pop.''
* ButterflyOfDeathAndRebirth: All of ICP's work is "Dedicated to the Butterfly." The CD booklet for ''The Wraith: Shangri-La'' includes an explanation from Violent J. When he was around 7 years old, he and his brother [[Music/{{Jumpsteady}} Rob]] found and caught a butterfly and put it in a jar. Despite their well-intended efforts to keep it alive, they found the next morning that it had died. So, they made a vow that when they get to Heaven they will apologize to the butterfly, face to face.
* CallingYourAttacks: "Bang! Pow! Boom!" plays with this trope.
* CanonDiscontinuity: The announced ''Chronicles of the Dark Carnival'' [=DVD=], which was announced for 2006, was apparently never released.
* ChainsawGOOD: "Night Of The Chainsaw", also many pictures of Shaggy holding one in the CD booklet for ''The Wraith: Shangri-La''.
* CircusOfFear: The point of the Dark Carnival.
* ClusterFBomb: "Fuck The World" holds a record for F-bombs per second and states the fact at the end.
-->'''Violent J''': "In this song, I say 'fuck' 93 times!" [[labelnote:note]]There are actually ninety-''five'' uses of the word, but Shaggy says two of them.[[/labelnote]]
* [[ConceptAlbum Concept Cycle]]: The Joker Cards.
* ContemplateOurNavels: "Miracles" is entirely about the little and big things in life that people seem to take for granted.
* ContinuityNod: In several songs.
* DanceSensation: "Clown Walk"
** TheDeadCanDance: "Headless Boogie," "Zombie Slide"
* DarkerAndEdgier: The ''Hell's Pit'' album, which was to be expected, as [[spoiler: the entire album is themed around hell, with many songs describing hell itself, or songs about brutally violent killing sprees, etc.]]
** The Marvelous Missing Link: Lost is one of ICPs darkest albums to date. Many Juggalos even consider it to be darker than Hell's Pit, which is really saying something.
* DeepSouth: In "Chicken Huntin'", "Your Rebel Flag", "Red Neck Hoe," "Willy Bubba," "My Axe," "Confederate Flag"
* DisproportionateRetribution: Some of their songs' protagonists carry out what could be considered this.
* DrugsAreBad: Violent J's real life sister was addicted to drugs at one point, so he, Music/{{Jumpsteady}} and Shaggy 2 Dope swore off drugs in RL. Within ICP's lyrics, there are several anti-drug stances in songs like "Halls of Illusions" and "Manic Depressive". Despite this stance, Shaggy later became a ''big time'' alcoholic.
** Also, "Rosemary," from ''The Calm,'' starts with J saying, "I'm on crack," and, after a whole song where he describes a woman he saw dancing at a club and how he followed her home and killed the guy she was with, ends with "I'm still outside the club and it's all in my head."
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: ''Carnival of Carnage'', while technically the first Joker's Card, was made before any of the Dark Carnival was thought up, and as such is much closer to a standard gangsta-rap album. And that's assuming you don't count ''Dog Beats'' as an ICP album.
* TheEponymousShow: "The Shaggy Show," from ''The Amazing Jeckel Brothers.'' Has [[{{Defictionalization}} become an internet video series.]]
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: "Mom Song".
* FakeFaithHealer: The televangelist from "Hellalujah" is a con artist of this type. He wheedles six thousand dollars from his loyal followers in order to "heal" a kid with a twisted neck, tangled legs, and a crooked spine, and when the healing doesn't actually do anything, he then tries to assuage his followers by saying that the boy's ''spirit'' has been healed.
* FateWorseThanDeath: Double subverted in the track "Echo Side." The first subversion occurs when the fate is shown to be accessed only through death; subverted again when [[spoiler: the soul mentioned in the song enters the eponymous location, which is suggested to be [[RunningGag 1.7 times]] more evil than Hell itself.]]
* FinishingMove: On ICP's first two ''[[Wrestling/JuggaloChampionshipWrestling Juggalo Championshxt Wrestling]]'' [=DVD=]s, they use a [[Wrestling/TheDudleyBoys Dudley Death Drop/"3D"]] which, on Vol. 1, commentator "Diamond Donovan '3D' Douglas" (Violent J) calls the "Deadly Clown Drop."
* ForTheEvulz
* FracturedFairyTale: The ICP completely fracture a tale about the "Three Little Pigs" in the rap song "Piggie Pie", about [[PayEvilUntoEvil hunting down]] "piggies" ([[AcceptableTargets crooked/evil/racist cops]] whose houses are made of wood, bricks, and gold, rather than straw, sticks and bricks) in order to make a "piggie pie".
* {{God}}: [[spoiler:"The Carnival is God, and may all Juggalos find him!"]]
* {{Gorn}}: It's not uncommon for the duo's victims to be reduced to bloody chunks. Seriously, almost every song at least makes reference to extremely violent things happening.
* GroinAttack: Common method of torture used by the duo.
* HallOfMirrors: "House of Mirrors"
* HazardousWater: [[TakeOurWordForIt "Don't go in the water at Fonz Pond!"]]
* HollywoodVoodoo: In the song ''Southwest Voodoo'' followers of the religion are described hurling fireballs, rasing the dead, and turning people's heads into lima beans.
* ICallItVera: More like "I Call Him Chuck" in ''Night of The Chainsaw''.
--> "Cut 'em up, Chuck! (''Somebody!'') Cut 'em up, Chuck! (''Get bloody!'')"
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: From "The Blasta":
-->"You fucked with the blasta\\
Till he does what he hasta"
* IDidntMeanToKillHim: There is a song with this title on ''Forgotten Freshness Vols. 1 and 2''.
* IHaveManyNames: Both of them.
* ILoveTheDead: "Cemetery Girl" and "In My Room" are examples of this. Also mentioned in "Dead Body Man."
* IWantSong: "I Want My Shit."
* ImAHumanitarian: "Dead Body Man."
* KavorkaMan: In "The Neden Game" where the duo appear on a dating show... As contestants, and "Boing Boing".
* LighterAndSofter: Many say ''Bang! Pow! Boom!'' is this compared to the group's previous works.
* LosingYourHead: In "Headless Boogie", Violent J jumps into a graveyard and witnesses headless bodies dancing. He gets his own head chopped off and joins in.
** Actually swinging axes and cutting people's heads off happens a LOT in their songs.
* MadeOfIron: J in "I Want My Shit" wherein he gets hit by a train and shrugs it off... and that's just in the first minute of a five minute song.
* MeasuringTheMarigolds: "Miracles."
* MythologyGag: On "Hellalujah," the evil preacher, simulating speaking in tongues, chants "Lama Namaneumi." This was also the name that they gave Japanese [[GarbageWrestler hardcore wrestler]] Shoji Nakamaki on the ''[=StrangleMania=]'' tape, which was a bootleg of the [[GarbageWrestler [=IWA=] Japan King of the Death Match Tournament]] (featuring [[Wrestling/MickFoley Cactus Jack]] [who would later appear in ''Film/BigMoneyHustlas'' as "Cactus Sac," his name on ''[=StrangleMania=]''] and Wrestling/TerryFunk) that ICP added their own sarcastic commentary onto and released themselves, paving the way for Wrestling/JuggaloChampionshipWrestling. While ICP are known for their continuity, this one ''might'' just be a coincidence, given the four years in between the [=IWA=] Japan King of the Death Match Tournament and the release of ''The Amazing Jeckel Brothers.''
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Bang! Pow! Boom! The constant all consuming living explosion.
* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: [=ICP=] collaborated with [[Music/TheWhiteStripes Jack White]] on an "interpretation" of a [[Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart Mozart]] canon. The title of said canon? ''Leck mich im Arsch,'' i.e. "Lick Me in the Ass."
* NewSoundAlbum: The Dark Carnival doesn't truly enter the picture until ''Ringmaster.''
* {{Ninja}}
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Basically "Imma Kill You" is this in song form.
* ObsessionSong: "Hate Her to Death:"
-->"I want you off this planet\\
(I fucking hate her to death)\\
You don't want me and I just can't stand it"
* OfCorpseHesAlive: "I Found a Body."
* OurLawyersAdvisedThisTrope: The opening warning on the ''Psychopathic: The Videos'' [=DVD=] ends:
-->"Perpetrators may be prosecuted and may face fines... Ya heard?"
* PaedoHunt: [[MurderBallad Literally]] in "To Catch a Predator," though the chorus admits the singer's [[ForTheEvulz not doing it for the public's good.]]
* PayEvilUntoEvil: A theme in many songs, such as "Halls of Illusions" and "The Amazing Maze".
* PoliticalRap: Occasionally dips into this. Features heavily on their earlier albums, like ''Carnival of Carnage,'' ''Beverly Kills 50187,'' etc.
* ProductPlacement: "Juggalo Juice" is pretty much a 3 minute long Faygo commercial, but with the title being what it is everyone probably got off lucky...
* ProfessionalWrestling: MANY references. Here are just a few:
-->"Off the dresser with the Wrestling/{{Yokozuna}} splash" ("Hot Sweaty Betty," on ''Forgotten Freshness Volumes 1 and 2'')

-->"What is a Juggalo?\\
A [[Wrestling/HulkHogan Hulkamaniac]]\\
He [[FinishingMove power bombs]] muthafuckas into [[GarbageWrestler thumbtacks]]\\
People like him until they find out he's unstable\\
He Wrestling/{{Sabu}}'d ya mama through a coffee table" ("What is a Juggalo," on ''The Great Milenko'')

-->"Watchin' my favorite wrestling pay-per-views\\
On a 100 foot screen\\
Television tube\\
With the fast forward button\\
I can fly past the {{Jobber}}s while eating pizza getting fat\\
What you thinking about?" ("What You Thinkin' About?" on J's solo album ''Wizard of the Hood'')

--> "If I was Wrestling/AndreTheGiant, 'This is how I would be talking'" ("If," from ''Bizzar'')

-->"One time I was a wrestler, I wrestled the best\\
I got kicked out though, I had a knife in my spandex\\
I stabbed [[Characters/WCWCommentators Tony Schiavone]] the commentator guy\\
before the match I went to shake his hand but I stabbed him in the eye\\
I stabbed Wrestling/NormanSmiley in the middle of a match\\
he was like "What are you doing?" I said fuckin relax" ("Still Stabbin,'" from ''Bizaar'')
** "When Vampiro Gets High" (from ''Forgotten Freshness Vol. 3)
** ''The Great Milenko'' is a reference to Boris Malenko, a great wrestler from the 1960's and 1970's and father of [[Wrestling/DeanMalenko Dean]] and Joe Malenko.
* [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Really 300 Years Old]]: Violent J according to "I Want My Shit."
* RearrangeTheSong: "Hey Vato," on ''Forgotten Freshness Vols. 1 and 2'', was later turned into "Wagon Wagon" on ''Ringmaster.''
* RefugeInAudacity: Every song is built on this to some extent.
* ReligionRantSong: "Hellelujah" is a Type 3 rant against religious con artists that fleece their faithful in the monetary sense.
** Their cover of Willie D's "Guess My Religion" is pretty much the same kind of song that "Hellelujah," but it is more involved with the Church and those who don't practice what they preach for more than one day per week.
** "Where's God" is a mix of each type, but it mostly involves Type 1. Despite how they may still believe in him, they wonder about why God doesn't stop the horrible things that still plague this planet with the innocent getting punished and the evil still surviving, with a mix of why people stop believing in God when they grow up and how the holy leaders say stuff that people already know and collection plate money going to the wrong things.
** "How" has them questioning how they can be expected to be good in a world full of sin and how its extremely easy to do evil even with good intentions.
* TheReveal: ''Thy Unveiling.''
** To summarize, [[spoiler: the entire Dark Carnival is an allegory of judgment day; each of the albums starting with ''Ringmaster'' referred to a specific judgment within the Carnival in reverse order, beginning with The Wraith, representing death. Shangri-La was a thinly veiled reference to Heaven, and the Carnival itself is representative of God, and almost no one pieced it together until Thy Unveiling.]]
* RockStarSong: "Radio Stars."
* RunningGag: The various usage of the number 17. [[note]] It's a reference to how the first Joker's Card, ''Carnival of Carnage,'' sold a mere 17 copies on its first day of release. [[/note]]
* SadClown: A few of their songs, notably those on ''Hell's Pit,'' particularly "Manic Depressive."
** Also, Shaggy's facepaint is intended to represent a frown (J's is supposed to represent a smile).
* SanitySlippage: "Under the Moon."
** Although, when the group has the word ''insane'' right there in its name, clearly they are presenting themselves as having gone far beyond this already.
* {{Satan}}: "The Witch," according to ''Hell's Pit;'' presented in a surprisingly Catholic fashion as being little more than a decent liar.
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* ScienceIsWrong: If an [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/oct/09/insane-clown-posse-christians-god article with the pair]] in ''The Guardian'' newspaper is anything to go by then they certainly hold this view.
** But the liner notes for their album ''Bizaar'' thank scientists among many occupations in the Juggalo world. So it seems to be {{zigzagged}}.
* ShoutOut: Other than the ones listed under ProfessionalWrestling:
** "For the People" includes the line "Chilling with the Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon."
** "Real Underground Baby" includes the lines: [[Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory "Who can paint their face up / Who can paint their face up / And wear a ninja suit / And wear a ninja suit"]]
* StalkerWithACrush: "Love." Its about a guy who was just released from prison and proceeds to chase after some random girl while he screams about his feelings for her. She understandably gets freaked out and spends the whole song trying to get away from him.
* StockParody: They did it on "Wizard of the Hood," with Violent J playing Dorothy Gales, original third member John Kickjazz (Shaggy's brother) playing the Scarecrow, and Shaggy playing both the Tin Man and the Lion.
* TheStoner: Violent J.
* SubliminalSeduction: "Echo Side" has one of the more unusual examples.
* SuicideAsComedy: In the skit after "Piggie Pie" on ''The Great Milenko'': "DO IT! DO IT, FUCKER! BRING ME THE GUN! I'LL FUCKIN' DO IT FOR YA!" BLAM! "Hello?"
* TakeThat: To just about everyone, including [[SelfDeprecation themselves.]]
** "Fuck the World" becomes ridiculously specific about this, at one point saying: "You know the guy that operates the drawbridge in Delray and Jefferson? FUCK HIM!"
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: "[[WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce I'll hypnotize you like a vampire, bite your neck and set your head on fire!]]"
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: "Bitch, I Lied" is a whole song of this. Also used several other times.
* TortureCellar: Many a song makes reference to these.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Faygo, a budget soft drink brand which originated in Detroit.
* TrueCompanions: "Juggalo Homies" is an ode to this.
* UnusualEuphemism: "Neden" and "Cotton Candy" (vagina).
* WellIntentionedExtremist: The characters Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope portray are serial killers who set their sights on racists, the greedy, pedophiles and other {{Asshole Victim}}s. In real life, ICP themselves aren't as extreme about their hatred of the people who are murdered on their albums.
* WhenItRainsItPours: From "Hell's Forecast:"
-->"Mama told me when it rains it pours\\
She never mentioned dead bodies, dead bodies\\
Mama told me when it rains it pours\\
La dee da, da da dee, la da dee, dead bodies"
* WifeBasherBasher: The first victim of the "Halls of Illusions" is a wife-beater:
-->"Back to reality and what you're about\\
Your wife can't smile, cuz you knocked her teeth out!\\
And she can't see straight from gettin hit\\
Cuz you're a fat fuckin drunk piece of shit!\\
But it's all good! Here! Come have a beer!\\
I'll break the top off it, and shove it in your ear!\\
And your death comes wicked, painful and slow\\
At the hands of Milenko!"
* WordSaladLyrics: "Scatter Brain" off ''The Tempest:''
-->I'm the number one contender for a shot at the bible belt,\\
I swam between piranhas and assaulted a patty melt.\\
The red planet still remains in orbit,\\
Leavin' trash piles, cleaned up by Wrestling/AJStyles, me, and J. Giles.
* YourHeadAsplode: Often. Almost every album has a song that involves one or more of these.
** From "Hokus Pokus," on ''The Great Milenko:''
-->"Four cards down, and two more still to drop\\
And when they do, I get in my car and hit the road\\
Cuz I don't wanna see your head explode" [[/folder]]

[[folder:Music Referential]]
* CoverAlbum: ''Covered, Smothered, & Chunked,'' which is a bonus CD in the "Red" version of ''The Mighty Death Pop!''
* {{Horrorcore}}
* PublicMediumIgnorance: Despite being rappers, a lot of people seem to think that ICP are a rock or metal band for some reason. A state trooper in the documentary ''A Family Underground'', who hasn't heard ICP's music, thinks that it's "{{Psychedelic|Rock}} {{Thrash|Metal}}."

[[folder:Music Videos]]
* DigitalPiracyIsEvil: Played with; one video confesses, in essence, "Go ahead and steal it, it's stolen anyway!"
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: In the music video for "Fonz Pond", Violent J wears a {{white glove|s}} on one hand, as a tribute to Music/MichaelJackson.
'''''Dedicated to the Butterfly'''''