Insane Clown Posse
|Genre||Hip hop, rap rock|
|Country of origin||US|
|Location||Royal Oak, Michigan|
|Official website||Psychopathic Records|
Psychopathic Records, also known as "The Hatchet", is an independent record label based in Royal Oak, Michigan in the United States, which was formed in 1991 by Alex Abbiss and Horrorcore group Insane Clown Posse. Insane Clown Posse is an American hip hop duo from Delray Detroit. Hip hop music, also referred to as rap music, is a Music genre typically consisting of a rhythmic vocal style called rap which is accompanied with Rap rock is a fusion genre of rock and hip-hop. It blends vocal and instrumental parts of hip-hop and various forms of rock including punk and rock The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Royal Oak is a city in Oakland County of the US state of Michigan. An independent record label (or indie record label) is a Record label operating without the funding of or outside the organizations of the Major record labels The Royal Oak is the name given to the Oak tree within which King Charles II of England hid to escape the Roundheads following the Michigan ( is a Midwestern state of the United States of America. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the See also 1991 in music (UK Musical groups established in 1991 Record labels Insane Clown Posse is an American hip hop duo from Delray Detroit.
In early 1991, Inner City Posse was growing into a popular success from just a local street gang to a group of rappers with their album Bass-Ment Cutz & Dog Beats. When ICP walked into a local record store, Hot Hits, with their album Dog Beats wanting to get it sold in the store, they met Alex Abbiss. ICP shortly went thereafter under the advice of Violent J's Brother, Jumpsteady to talk with Alex Abiss about creating their own label. Jumpsteady (born Robert Bruce) is a Psychopathic Records artist and older brother of Violent J ( Joseph Bruce) of the Insane Clown Posse. So Alex Abbiss & ICP decided they wanted to create their own record label. Shortly after that ICP would dream of something new and that lead to a transformation from Inner City Posse into the Insane Clown Posse. Insane Clown Posse is an American hip hop duo from Delray Detroit. Along with the transformation, they also created their own label and named it Psychopathic Records. The label starting operation out of Alex Abbiss's mom's own basement.  A drawing Shaggy 2 Dope scribbled on a napkin soon became the company's logo, the Hatchetman. Joseph William "Joey" Utsler (born October 14, 1974) better known as Shaggy 2 Dope is one half of the Insane Clown Posse, along with After hard work on an album, ICP realized their home label would not gain many record stores attention, so they paid Esham $500 and Kid Rock $600 to appear on their first "Insane Clown Posse" CD. Esham Smith, is an American rapper from Detroit Michigan known for his hallucinogenic style of hip hop, rock -based beats and lyrics involving Robert James Ritchie (born January 17 1971 in Romeo Michigan) known by his stage name Kid Rock, is an American Musician and actor known for his over-the-top With the release of Carnival of Carnage, Psychopathic began its long road to becoming a successful record company. Carnival of Carnage is the debut Studio album by American hip hop group Insane Clown Posse, released on October 18, After two more releases, ICP gained local popularity, and were eventually outselling every other Detroit rap act by the thousands.  Wanting a wider range of distribution, ICP signed a record deal with Jive Records, almost temporarily abandoning Psychopathic. But in 1996, while in the middle of changing record companies, ICP released Tunnel of Love EP on the Psychopathic label. Tunnel of Love is the fourth EP by American hip hop group Insane Clown Posse, released on June 11, 1996
The first act to be signed to Psychopathic was Project Born in 1994. Project Born is an American hip hop group from Flint Michigan. As Violent J said in his book, Behind The Paint, the label used to pick members up, give them rides to the studio, buy them clothes, etc. Their first album "Born Dead" was slated to be an LP but was cut down to an EP. Guest appearances would include ICP & Esham. That album would gain little album sales thus Project Born being released form the label in 1995.
While in 1997 Jumpsteady would introduce his brother-in-law Myzery to ICP. Jumpsteady (born Robert Bruce) is a Psychopathic Records artist and older brother of Violent J ( Joseph Bruce) of the Insane Clown Posse. After they had met and gotten along Psychopathic would sign Myzery to a contract. He would release his first album Para La Isla. While Myzery was on tour with Twiztid, Psychopathic would release a tour only album "DP Inc" and it lacked album sales so it was never sold elsewhere. Twiztid is a Hardcore hip hop / Horrorcore rap group from Eastpointe, Michigan, formed in 1997 Myzery would work on one more album in a group called Psychopathic Rydas as Twin Gats. Psychopathic Rydas is an American hip hop supergroup based in Michigan. Soon after he finished recording that album in early 1999 he would leave Psychopathic.
The third act to be signed were two men by the names of James Spaniolo and Paul Methric. James "Jamie" Spaniolo, aka Jamie Madrox, is a Horrorcore rapper from Warren Michigan. Monoxide is the stage name of Paul Robert Methric (b July 14, 1973) a member of the group Twiztid. Spaniolo and Methric took on the identities of Jamie Madrox and Monoxide Child, and the group took the new name of Twiztid. Twiztid is a Hardcore hip hop / Horrorcore rap group from Eastpointe, Michigan, formed in 1997 Donned "protégés of the Insane Clown Posse", Twiztid soon began sporting some make up of their own. In 1998 they released their first album, Mostasteless, to an ever growing fan base of juggalos. Mostasteless is the Debut album of Twiztid. Released on November 25, 1997, it is the first album on the Psychopathic Records Twiztid would then sign a record deal with Island Records, which ICP were on at the time and helped get Twiztid signed. Island Records is a Record label that was founded by British record producers in Jamaica.  Mostasteless was pulled from shelves and it seemed that Psychopathic would prove to only be a starting ground.
In 1998, Psychopathic signed a new artist, Blaze Ya Dead Homie, which he was not announced until 1999. Chris Rouleau, also known as Blaze Ya Dead Homie, is an American rapper from Romeo Michigan. Blaze can be heard on Twiztid's debut album Mostasteless in background vocals. In 2000, he released his self-entitled EP Blaze Ya Dead Homie EP. Blaze Ya Dead Homie is the self-titled debut EP album by Horrorcore rapper Blaze Ya Dead Homie, released on Phantom Zone/ Psychopathic Records He would stay on the label to present day, even after announcing his retirement in 2003, only to come back in 2004.
With ICP's success in the wrestling rings of WWF, WCW, and ECW, they decided to shift Psychopathic into much more than just a record label. World Wrestling Entertainment Inc ( WWE) is a publicly traded privately controlled integrated media (focusing in Television, Internet, They wanted to make their own wrestling federation, and run it themselves. In 1998, Juggalo Championship Wrestling was born. Juggalo Championship Wrestling (abbreviated JCW and formerly known as Juggalo Championshit Wrestling is an independent Professional wrestling promotion run
In 1998, Psychopathic, with the help of Island Records, sprung into the movie business. Island Records is a Record label that was founded by British record producers in Jamaica. Island funded ICP, to some extent, money to start a full length movie. The result was Big Money Hustlas. Big Money Hustlas is a 2000 Comedy film directed by John Cafiero as his feature film debut Released by Island, the movie featured artists ICP and Twiztid, as well as friends and family including Alex Abbiss, Myzery, and Rob "Jumpsteady" Bruce. The movie proved to be a successful stepping stone, not for Island, but for Psychopathic.
The year 2000 was big for Psychopathic; a full length movie was released, new artists were being signed, JCW was running well. So to add more flavor to the mix, Psychopathic held it's first Gathering of the Juggalos in 2000. A Juggalo (male or female or Juggalette (more commonly used for a female is a member of the fanbase of the Michigan hip hop group It drew over 7,000 people to Novi, Michigan for the 2 day event.
During this time, Twiztid returned to the label and released 2 albums in the year 2000 (Cryptic Collection and Freek Show). Cryptic Collection is a Compilation album by Twiztid. Released on November 13, 2000, it is the first in the Cryptic Collection Freek Show is the second studio album by Twiztid. Released on October 31 2000, the album peaked at #51 on the Billboard Freek Show debuted #51 on Billboard charts, proving the group could do well on their own.  They would go on to continue to stay on the Psychopathic label to present day.
ICP returned to Psychopathic, after officially ending their contract with Island Records. In 2001, the supergroup Dark Lotus debuted. SuperGroup is a Reality show on the channel VH1. The show puts together five Heavy metal musicians packed into a large mansion that must play a show after Dark Lotus is an American hip hop supergroup based in Detroit Michigan. It's original line up consisted of Jamie Madrox, Monoxide Child, Violent J, Shaggy 2 Dope, Blaze Ya Dead Homie, and non-Psychopathic artist Marz. Marz, born Zlatko Hukic, is an American rap artist from Chicago, Illinois. Since then the line up has changed multiple times until it's latest, and final version, consisting of Jamie Madrox, Monoxide Child, Violent J, Shaggy 2 Dope, and Blaze.
New artist Anybody Killa was also announced to be signed that year. James Lowery, also known as Anybody Killa, or ABK, is a hip hop artist of Native American descent While working on his own album, Hatchet Warrior, ABK appeared on many other tracks by his label-mates. Hatchet Warrior is the second studio album by Anybody Killa, and his first ever release under the Psychopathic Records label He also replaced Marz in the line up for Dark Lotus.
While Psychopathic hyped ICP's long awaited released of the sixth Joker's Card, a surprise was handed to fans. The legendary godfather of horrorcore, and man who appeared on ICP's first Joker's Card, Esham signed to Psychopathic. He quickly released a greatest hits album, "Acid Rain".
On Nov. 5th, 2002, ICP released their sixth Joker's Card, The Wraith: Shangri-La, and it was on Psychopathic Records. The Wraith Shangri-La is the eighth studio album by Insane Clown Posse. The record debuted at #15 on Billboard charts.  Since then ICP has stayed on their own label, deciding that it's better to control themselves than be controlled. They've managed to release one or more albums every year to the present since their release of The Wraith: Hell's Pit. Hell's Pit is the ninth studio album by Insane Clown Posse. Released on August 31, 2004, the album is the final chapter of the Joker's Card series
Brother of Violent J, Jumpsteady had appeared on ICP's Carnival of Carnage. In 2002, Jumpsteady released an EP entitled Chaos Theory. The Chaos Theory is an EP released by Psychopathic Records artist Jumpsteady in 2002 After appearing on Psychopathics from Outer Space 2 in 2003, Jumpsteady started recording his full length album. Psychopathics From Outer Space Part 2 is a compilation of records by artists from Psychopathic Records. 2005 marked the year he released Master of the Flying Guillotine. Master of the Flying Guillotine is a 10003 long album released by Jumpsteady in the year 2005. Since then he's stayed quiet, and was announced by Violent J in 2006 that he left the label but still works in behind-the-scene projects. In 2003, newly signed band Zug Izland released their first album Cracked Tiles. Zug Izland is a Detroit based Alternative rock group formerly associated with Psychopathic Records. Cracked Tiles is the Debut album of Zug Izland. Released on January 28, 2003, the album peaked at #48 on the Billboard They were then pushed to a now defunct sub-label Ax & Smash Records, and released 3:33. 333 is the second studio album by Zug Izland. Released on June 1, 2004, the album peaked at #26 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers In 2004, Psychopathic and ZI separated in mutual agreements.
The summer of 2005 saw the birth of two new supergroups. First being the Soopa Villainz. Soopa Villainz was an American hip hop supergroup based in Michigan. Consisting of Mr. Diamond (Violent J), Mr. Club (Shaggy 2 Dope), Mr. Spade (Esham), and Mr. Heart (Lavel), the Villainz seemed to be an unstoppable force. They released their first album Furious, their future looked good. Furious is the debut album of Soopa Villainz released in 2005 The other group, being Blaze and ABK, called themselves Drive-By. They released their debut album, Pony Down (Prelude), in October 2005. Pony Down (Prelude is the debut EP by Drive-By a group consisting of Blaze Ya Dead Homie and Anybody Killa. Both groups only released one album before being broken up.
The end of 2005/beginning of 2006 was an unfortunate year for Psychopathic. Out of the blue Esham, followed by Lavel, left Psychopathic in October of 2005. This left the Soopa Villainz to be finished. Esham and Lavel had some harsh words towards ICP and their label. Then in February of 2006, ABK left the label as well. He too made disparaging comments about the record label and its fans. 
Psychopathic rose to the occasion, in spite of the events. In January 2006, a new artist was announced to be signed and debuting at that summer's Gathering of the Juggalos, but his identity was kept secret, and Later revealed as Boondox. Boondox is an American rapper from Covington Georgia whose stage persona is that of a killer Scarecrow. And after Detroit rapper Proof was shot and killed in a nightclub in Detroit in April, Esham and Psychopathic made up. DeShaun Dupree Holton ( October 2 1973 &ndash April 11 2006) better known as Proof, was a Detroit rapper and member of the rap Esham was not signed again, but remains close friends.  2006 also marked the only album release of Axe Murder Boys on Psychopathic Records. Axe Murder Boyz are an independent hip hop duo from Denver Colorado comprised of brothers Bonez Dubb and Otis Speculation is split between whether AMB won a recording deal, or just a one CD chance. But either way, they parted with Psychopathic later in 2006.
In June of 2006, Psychopathic Records went through a major change. Alex Abbiss, who was with Psychopathic since the beginning, announced his retirement. He stepped down as President and CEO of Psychopathic, and was replaced by Bill Dail, better known as Billy Bill. 
The 2006 Gathering that year revealed the new artist, Boondox. Boondox is an American rapper from Covington Georgia whose stage persona is that of a killer Scarecrow. He released his first album The Harvest in 2006. The Harvest is the debut album by Boondox. Released in 2006 the album marks the first time that Psychopathic Records has released an album by an artist Boondox was placed on every tour any Psychopathic artist was on for 2007. Later in 2007, he released an EP Punkinhed. PunkinHed is an EP by Boondox. It features four new songs and remixes of " They Pray with Snakes " and "Seven" from his first album And his new album Krimson Creek was released on May 16th 2008. Krimson Creek is the second studio album and third solo release overall by Boondox.
At the 2007 Gathering, Violent J stated that Psychopathic and Anybody Killa have almost completely worked through all contractual issues and there is a good chance that he will return to Psychopathic Records. James Lowery, also known as Anybody Killa, or ABK, is a hip hop artist of Native American descent 
Late in 2007, The R. O. C. was officially signed.  With that, Blaze announced that he and The R. O. C. have started a new group "Zodiac M-Print" and their new album "Horrorscope" would be released in 2008. The rumor filled, seemingly fictional group Samhein Witch Killaz proved that they were still around and not just a rumor. They appeared on Blaze's newest album Clockwork Gray, but still have not date for the debut album. Clockwork Gray is the fourth album by Psychopathic Records artist Blaze Ya Dead Homie. Dark Lotus also announced an album to be released on April 15th 2008, the title being “The Opaque Brotherhood”. Violent J announced in January that the Red Rocks Amphitheatre would host a new event called "Hatchet Attacks" which will have concerts by the whole psychopathic family, JCW wrestling, and much more. 
In the March Weekly Freekly Weekly it was announced that Anybody Killa is officially making his return to Psychopathic after leaving the label in 2006. James Lowery, also known as Anybody Killa, or ABK, is a hip hop artist of Native American descent