In fact, neither man can even pronounce “evangelical.”“We’re not envelichiculous … From ICP’s early days, when the group aroused the wrath of the Disney company through tracks like “The Neden Game” (a super X-rated “Dating Game” parody) and “Boogie Woogie Wu” (which imagined the boogie man in particularly horrific form), Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope have courted controversy on a consistent basis. ” — included “To Catch A Predator,” which vividly imagined entrapping and torturing a sex offender.It’s not easy to claim they’ve mellowed, either: The duo’s last album — 2009’s “Bang! And thanks to the occasionally violent behavior of ICP fans — a few of whom, like cop-killing Massachusetts teen Jacob Robida, have been charged with murder (in a 2006 incident ICP publicly denounced) — the group has managed to stay infamous throughout its time in the spotlight.And even after leaving Island/Polygram, which released hit albums like 1999’s “The Amazing Jeckel Brothers,” the band continued to serve its loyal, Faygo pop-swigging fan base into the new millennium through a series of independent releases, as well as the annual “Gathering of the Juggalos” festival.
It’s that last view that has put ICP back in the critics’ crosshairs, following the release of a song, “Miracles,” that dares to suggest science might not have all the answers.“Number one, I don’t know what an inveligecal (sic) Christian is.
It began when the group emerged from Detroit in the early ‘90s, donning clown makeup, mimicking the excesses of pro wrestling, and making no lyrical subject taboo.