Insane Clown Family

May 22 2013 @ 8:37pm

The fascinating and often poignant documentary that a reader mentioned in an update is worth watching in full (NSFW):

A primer on the Juggalo subculture:

The term originated during a 1994 live performance by Insane Clown Posse. During the song “The Juggla”, Violent J addressed the audience as Juggalos, and the positive response resulted in Bruce and Shaggy 2 Dope using the word thereafter to refer to themselves and their friends, family, and fans, including other Psychopathic Records artists. The fanbase boomed following the release of their third album, Riddle Box, in 1995, leading Insane Clown Posse to write the songs “What Is A Juggalo?” and “Down With The Clown” for their 1997 album The Great Milenko. According to Utsler, “[Juggalos come] from all walks of life – from poverty, from rich, from all religions, all colors. […] It doesn’t matter if you’re born with a silver spoon in your mouth, or a crack rock in your mouth.”