On 1997’s seminal masterwork, The Nice Milenko, Insane Clown Posse itself tried to resolve an more and more profound query with the monitor, “What Is A Juggalo?” Frustratingly, even the 2 sages liable for creating these exact same legions of soda-spraying, face-painting followers have a tough time defining them:
“What’s a juggalo?
A juggalo / that’s what it’s / properly, fuck if I do know
What’s a juggalo?
I don’t know, however I’m down with the clown / and I’m down for all times, yo.”
To not be deterred, ReasonTV (with somewhat assist from Nathan Rabin) took a glance into the center of ICP fan tradition to attempt to attain a fuller definition, getting forward of the query that’s certain to be on everybody’s thoughts when waves of unwashed clowns descend on The Nationwide Mall later this month.
The video not solely tracks the unlikely rise of the Posse, from struggling Detroit underground rappers to a surprisingly profitable and enduring act, however accommodates a handful of super sound bites, too. For example, Violent J, explaining ICP’s rise: “You already know what The Secret is? Legal guidelines of attraction and all that? We have been totally placing that vitality out as children. Absolutely. And it was simply future.”
Extra importantly, it particulars the rationale juggalos are mad sufficient on the authorities to type a protest march. Their followers have been designated as a gang by the FBI, so ICP determined to strike again. In Shaggy 2 Dope’s phrases, “We’re First Modification warriors. I dunno.”
It’s an excellent watch, equal elements subculture explainer and primer for a march that’s coincided with one other rally that ought to, in a simply world, be way more inscrutable to outdoors observers than followers of goofy clown rappers: a large pro-Trump gathering.