Who is Insane Clown Posse? What is net worth of Insane Clown Posse? In cricket, they say that fast bowlers hunt in pairs. Similarly, in the field of music, there are many successful pairs. In the field of hip-hop music, he pairs have an advantage in the fact that one can complement the other. You do not require the services of the Hype man. One such successful pair is the Instant Clown Posse.
Comprising of two childhood friends, Violent J (Joseph Bruce) and Shaggy 2 Dope (Joseph Utsler), Instant Clown Posse perform a unique style of hardcore hip-hop music. They call it the horrorcore music. This pair is famous for its elaborate live performances. The duo has a decent record in music circles with two platinum and five gold albums.
Earlier known as JJ Boyz and Inner City Posse, this duo specializes in the supernatural and the horror themed lyrics. This has been the constant feature of this duo right since the combination began producing music.
Brought up in a poor environment in Oak Park, Detroit, MI, both the Josephs were extremely fond of wrestling. They had built their own wrestling rings in the backyards of their houses. In fact, before switching over to music, they had formed their own wrestling federation, Juggalo Championship Wrestling. Some of their wrestling friends include the well-known WWF wrestlers Rob Van Dam and Sabu.
One should not miss the connection between rap music and crime here as well. Joseph Bruce has undergone jail sentences for around 90 days during 1989-90 for issuing death threats, committing robbery, and violating probation. Luckily, these 90 days in prison was a sort of a revelation for Bruce because he realized the futility of crime. After coming out of jail, he started his wrestling career with Rob Van Dam and others. Fed up with the backstage politics in wrestling, Bruce turned to music along with Joseph Utsler. Joseph Utsler’s brother, John used to join them as well.
They set up their first record label, Psychopathic Records along with Alex Abbiss. This group released their EP, Dog Beats later in the year. They decided on the group name, Insane Clown Posse. They decided to don face paint and form a unique group in all respects.
As far as personal lives are concerned, Joseph Bruce (DOB: 28 April 1972) is married to Michelle ‘Sugar Slam’ Rapp. Joseph Utsler (DOB: 14 October 1974) has two children.
Education: This duo did not have much education in their life. Maybe, it could be because of their poverty in the early stages of their childhood. However, that should not be an issue today because each member is worth $ 15 million without any basic education.
Insane Clown Posse Net Worth
Insane Clown Posse has a net worth of $32 million US million as of 2017.
Insane Clown Posse Business Model:
This trio (the two Joesphs and John) made their debut with the album, ‘Carnival of Carnage’ with producer Chuck Miller. Soon after, they shifted base and started working with Mike E Clark. Then John left the group leaving both the Josephs to continue. This pair released their second album Ringmaster in 1994. This album became hugely popular. They signed a contract with battery Records. In 1997, Hollywood Records paid $1 million to purchase the Insane Clown Posse contract from battery Records.
This group started its nationwide tours performing at various places all over the US. The style of rap music they play can have an effect on their nerves. Hence, violent outbursts are very common. In addition, Bruce had a criminal record as well. He had an altercation with one of the audiences at a concert in Albuquerque, New Mexico. They had another altercation with members of the public on a bus. This led to some cancellations and a lawsuit over sexual harassment.
Michigan-based author Steve Miller is writing a book about this group, “Juggalo: Insane Clown Posse, Their fans, and The World They Made.” This book contains all the details of the pair along with their legal tangles with the FBI as well.
Famous for making live performances, this pair is a highly successful one. They have a unique style of performing. They use supernatural and horror themes to entertain the audience. Complete with face paint, etc they make a great combination. However, they need to control their temper and aggression if they have to move up the ladder.