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Is it just DJs and "New School" stuff, or will lGIC be having live bands? I know "Dock Of The Bay" did.
and free music at Splash Pad Park all day on Sunday 10/20!
This songs on this album are quirky, weird, fun and emotional. They take you places you don't expect to go. It's easy to listen to, but yet intriguing. It's my favorite of all of John's albums.
It doesn't hurt that most of the songs are about me.
As a young buck I grew up with Sweet Jimmies and went to all his clubs in Oakland A true legend and a man always to look up too Big Reggie formally of Oakland
Griddle is awesome
Please spread the word about http://www.facebookcensorship.com I was also prevented previously from posting a link to the prayer request forum at http://biblefolk.com
When I clicked continue I was informed that I was blocked from Facebook for 12 hours.
Where are you getting the info of The Postal Service playing with Baths on Saturday? Baths opened for The Postal Service for a few dates in April, but I can't find nary a word about anything tomorrow. It would be Big News, since TPS is currently selling out arenas, so to be playing at the GAMH would be a big change.
Why did he close it? That was the BEST place for live hip-hop in the Bay,a nd now we don't have it!
I wanna know why!
Fantastic. !!! Down with the clown till I'm dead in the ground. People love to point and stare.... its the same as everywhere.. icp helped me and my family(sisters and my dad) bond when we were teens. Been down since 95. My dad is Willie Bubba. He's a truck driver. We dipped out from his job and took the semi truck to a show once. He got paid to go with me to the wicked clowns from outer space tour. In Lawrence KS.
Whoop Whoop! Mcl!
MCL there are no rules to be a Juggalo you dont have to like the music or every artist on or off the label or know the lyrics to every song you just are or arent if that makes since. Im 30 years old first genaration Juggalo since 95 and always will be. If u like us great if not good for u we dont hate u we except everyone for who they are.
I wonder if this lady knew the story behind ICP if she would still think the music is horrible.
How many people read the book BEHIND THE PAINT? If you did then you would realize Violent J and Shaggy are religious and so is their music. A lot of their songs talk about going to heaven and believing in god.
If you don't believe me read the book and then listen to the last song on Shangri-La the wraith. Its called the unveiling.
I'm not religious in the slightest sense of the word, but when I found out that they were it made me respect them even more.
I got mad respect for you guys.
MMFWCL to all the 'los and 'lettes !!!
Last Oct I went to my first ICP show. I've been down since I was 15. After all the years and abuse i recieved for liking them and their music I was a closet addict to them. I got up my nerve to go, by myself, in detroit and all i heard were comments about how dangerous it was. Im not even 5ft 100 lbs and female. It was the nicest group of ppl i have ever seen at a concert (and i go to a LOT) just alot of general good humor and true excitement. I got so caught up in the show I forgot i even had a drink in my hand. These are amazing ppl with (i think) amazing and valuable music.
Very nice to see some honest and decent press about our fam! I have been down for 14 years now and on early have no idea where I would be in life if I wasn't.. All I know is I can go I vacation walk around shout out two whoops and BOOM I have fam to chill with almost instantly now you tell me what other "fan club" has that much instant love for one another whoop whoop all mmfwcl mad love for this article
off the subject of the article but i think its bullshit that fbi say juggalos are a gang..been a fan since 95 and my 15 and 13 yrd old are juggalos so i guess we just a family of gangs..its bullshit and btw my kids had a blast in flagstaff sunday night..whoop whoop
A true Juggalo is someone that accepts people for who they are, not what they have to offer. I personally know Juggalos and Juggalettes that fit into some of the highest categories AND some that are homeless, but all the same, they are all accepting of everyone. and as many have said in the comments above, Juggalos are not a "gang", but more like a giant family!I have personally been a Juggalo since the day I was born, and I will be until I die, simply because of the widespread acceptance that Juggalos have for anyone that is cool with them. I personally love the music, but have never been to a show...but that doesn't make me less of a Juggalo. I personally think that if you think you are a Juggalette (the female version of a Juggalo), you should listen to some of the lyrics in a lot of the songs, because they actually have meaning, and they can - believe it or not - teach long lasting life lessons. It's not about the merchandise, it's about the atmosphere.
Mhoop Whoop, my ninja!
Oh, and if you'd like to talk about ICP and feminism, I'd love for the chance to elaborate. drop me a line @arainbowinblack on twitter.
First and foremost, thank you for writing this and talking about how much fun an ICP show can be and what the experience was like for you. I really appreciated it. I want to address something you said, though.
I don't think ICP are misogynistic. I identify as a feminist as well and have been a juggalo for 17 years. I'm 31. I'm an artist.
What people don't understand about ICP is that they are an art group that isn't out there making music for you feel catharsis to. They use the words bitch and faggot quite a bit, they talk about violence, they sound like music that you expect knuckle dragging cave men to listen to. It's not like Death Metal where you are letting go of your aggression. They're telling stories, sometimes horror, sometimes comedic, sometimes... something else. A lot of us first bump ICP because we think "cool, I can blow off steam" but then we listen to what is actually being said - and not the way it is being said - and we either stick with it (juggalos) or we drop it like it's hot (non juggalos). If all you want is violence and gore and sexism, there are a million rappers out there doing it. ICP use those things to talk about spirituality, "family" and what it means to be "good".
Calling them misogynistic because they say bitch is a huge mistake. You're writing off someone who is actively teaching young men to value and respect women regardless of their dress size or weight or whatever. You're actively writing off someone who speaks out against domestic violence and rape.
If you're only going to read into the surface, they might sound pretty sexist. I agree. My first time hearing "Hate Her To Death" really got to me. But then I started thinking about it in the context of the album The Mighty Death Pop. The video ends with the boy crumpling up a drawing of a girl that he's basically been obsessing over. He has killed a couple of boys who bully him and it looks like he is going to kill her too. This sounds terrible, but in the context of the Mighty Death Pop, it makes sense. The album is about how negative emotions can take over and if we allow those negative emotions to run wild, we will push ourselves towards a "catastrophic demise".
Also, it's easy to assume that ICP fans are all midwestern men when the pictures we see are from the gathering. The gathering is in the midwest. There are juggalos all over the world who identify in many different social classes.
again, thanks for the great piece. I hope you go back and listen to their albums with an open mind. Maybe try to see in their music what we see. We see inspiration. We see permission to be ourselves no matter what. We see a call to treat EVERYBODY like family.
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