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YMMV: Insane Clown Posse
  • Acceptable Targets: Many of their victims are assholes so you don't really feel bad when the duo brutalize them.
  • Continuity Lock-Out: What every new ICP fan will inevitably experience, at least at first.
  • Covered Up: A few:
    • "Assassins" was originally by Geto Boys.
    • "Let's Go All The Way" was originally by Sly Fox.
    • "Murder Rap" was originally by Above the Law.
  • Cult Classic: Riddle Box, The Great Milenko and The Amazing Jeckel Brothers.
  • Ending Fatigue: "Bang, Pow, Boom!" drags for about 3 minutes after the lyrics have finished, simply repeating "With a bang." until the fadeout.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Usually, producer Mike E. Clark tends to get props even from the band's critics.
    • John Kickjazz, the third member of ICP, who left the group before the release of their debut album.
  • Family-Unfriendly Aesop: Racism and greed are wrong, but torturing and murdering people who are racist and greedy is completely acceptable.
    • But then, anyone looking for "Family Friendly" material from ICP is looking in the wrong place.
  • Fandom Rivalry: Juggalos vs. Eminem fans, not really because of their music, but their real-life rivalry. Also, Juggalos vs. Maggots, even though Slipknot's own members are Juggalos. ICP and Slipknot are actually mutual admirers, although ICP is not fond of Slipknot's decision to call their fans "maggots".
  • Fan Hater: Who goes to the Facebook, MySpace or YouTube page of a band you hate every single day just to troll them? Not to mention the Hate Dumb that thinks it's a good idea to publicly call for genocide of that band's fans.
    • "Miracles" resulted in some people lumping ICP in with creationists, even though the song's about seeing and experiencing things for the first time through the eyes of a child and was written with the rappers' own kids in mind (who appear in the music video wearing their respective daddies' facepaint styles). The lines about how scientists answering those questions are liars probably had something to do with it.
  • Magnum Opus: Riddle Box
  • Memetic Mutation: "Miracles", both the music video and some of the lines from the song itself (eg. "Fuckin' magnets, how do they work?", "Magic everywhere in this bitch"). Based on some of their comments, it seems that this might be one of the only recorded successful attempts to create a Memetic Mutation by the creators of the meme themselves.
  • Paranoia Fuel: "The world famous Boogie Woogie Wu will come to you! Slumber parties, sleepovers, intimate nights, whatever the occasion for the midnight hour, he will gladly come and fuck that shit up!"
  • Sampled Up: A weird case. "Bowling Balls" samples the Public Enemy interlude "Security of the First World". Most Juggalos recognize the original, but not a reviewer, who believed that ICP sampled Madonna's single "Justify My Love", which samples the Public Enemy beat.

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