The Psychopathic MonStar has broken free and is now rampaging through the underground! Peep the debut solo video from the hatchet's newest artist Lyte, "Mad Real," which is exactly how this ninja keeps it in this dope new video taken from his new album "Psychopathic MonStar," dropping at the Gathering next week in three devastating collectable versions. And don't miss Lyte's fresh performance at the Gathering on the Diamond Stage on Saturday night! Whoop whoop!
We're just one week away from fun in the sun at the 18th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos!
This just in: Info on the best ways to enjoy the summer at the watery paradise we call Lost Lakes!
First up: the highly anticipated Trippin' Trolley, which will be debuting at this year's GOTJ to help transport the family around the magical Lost Lakes campground. The trolley is just that--a literal trolley! It's a shaded, mega limousine golf cart pulled via tractor that will be running 24 hours a day (except between the wee hours of 6-10 am), so you can ride in style around the grounds! There will be 2 trolleys total, both driven by the homies of the Scrub Care Unit. And free ice cold bottles of water will be available on the trolley, courtesy of SCU! So hop the fuck on and get yo chill on!
And speaking of SCU, note that the Scrub Care Unit campsite will be located near the autograph and seminar tents, offering free sunscreen, water, clothing, and other immensities for ninjas in need--taking care of the family and keeping rule #1 alive!
If that wasn't enough, there will be giant 6 foot reservoirs of ice water located throughout the grounds courtesy of Psychopathic Records! Each reservoir holds 1000 bottles of water and will be iced down each morning. You can find these MASSIVE water tanks on the map where the water drop appears. Fill your canteens and keep hydrated!
Or get glistened by the series of misters we will have along the roadsides, location TBD, so you can get refreshed and clean!
Just remember to take a real shower once in a while, bitch! Because this year's showers are equipped with...air conditioning! Enjoy the frosty coolness as you wash your butthole!
Want more free air conditioning? The autograph tent is your spot! Stop by this air conditioned tent to hang out and chill the fuck out. Or join in on one of the many Dark Carnival Games events and tournaments that will be taking place in the tent, with full on blast icy cold A.C., including the highly anticipated Juggalos Against Sanity tournament!
Or hop on into the lakes and enjoy the following extra live activities, including row boating, extreme water slides, swimming, or the Wake Zone Water Park, for high-flying thrills:
And last but not least, catch Movies on the Water late at night after Vanilla Ice tears apart the Main Stage!!!! Bring an inner tube and your best scream, cuz shit's about to get scary!!!!
SO CHILL THE FUCK OUT AT GOTJ! We got the family covered for nonstop fun in the sun! Are you ready to Gather?
Where my Hatchet Warriors at?! As we countdown to the magic of Shangri-La on Earth, we have an extra special surprise for the family, coming straight out of that magical realm we call Bizarro World--a place of mystery, carnival delights, mysterious dancers, poets, singers, fire breathers, and divination. Known by some as the unspoken spiritual heart of the Gathering, the rhythm of Bizarro World is set by the beat of its Juggalo Drum Circle, where all are welcome to join in and catch the spirit.
This year's Bizarro World drum circle is VERY proud to announce the addition of world renowned Kiowa Tribe singer and drummer Jack Anquoe Jr., with Gathering veteran Crazy P. Thang, offering the Juggalo Family authentic Kiowa tribal medicine music and magic in the great Oklahoma Pow-Wow tradition.
Jack Anquoe Jr and his son P Thang are members of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma. Jack is a well-known singer of traditional Plains Indian music. His drumming group, The Grayhorse Singers, are well known throughout the Pow-Wow circuit. He is also an Oklahoma Fancy Dancer, past champion, and innovator of the Oklahoma fancy dance. He is an artist and creator of authentic Kiowa dancing regalia and art displayed in museums and private collections in the US and throughout the world.
We are incredibly grateful and proud to welcome Jack as he joins the Juggalo Family, bringing with him a great tradition of pow wow drumming.
The best part is--all are welcome! So please stop by Bizarro World to join in and enjoy the medicine music that Jack and P Thang are generously sharing with the Juggalo tribe!
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, after main stage until 4am!
Gathering tickets are now available as WILL CALL ONLY! Please bring your ID and CREDIT CARD to the box office to pickup your tickets. You can also buy tickets at the gate and at any of the Clown Stores listed below. SEE YOU SOON, NINJAS! WHOOP WHOOP!
Whaddup, ‘Los and ‘Lettes. Nice talking to you again. This is your pal J-Webb schoolin’ you with some dopeness—the 20th anniversary edition of the almighty 4th Joker’s Card, “The Great Milenko,” will be hitting stores and digital sites everywhere on Friday, September 1!!!
Working on this project has been a literal dream come true for me because like thousands of others, “The Great Milenko” was the first Joker’s Card I ever heard and was my initiation to the world of the Dark Carnival. I still remember that day like it was yesterday. I was living in Longview, Washington (that shitty town that Green Day wrote a song about back in the day) and my friend Rick who worked at the local music store Just Music told me “You gotta hear these guys! This is right up your alley!” Rick knew I had eclectic and just-plain-fuckin’-weird taste in music and he never let me down when it came to introducing me to new bands. He put on “Hokus Pokus” from the just-released Island version of “The Great Milenko” … and something just went off in me. I had never heard anything like this and distinctly remember saying “Holy shit! This is fuckin’ amazing.” I bought the album on the spot.
You probably have a similar story about the first time YOU heard ICP. It’s just something about the way the music instantly gets under your skin and you feel that tingle of the Dark Carnival magic send a shiver up your spine and before you know it…you are a Juggalo. It’s pure, positive energy and there’s nothing else like it in the world. Can I get an “Amen?”
So you can imagine what a treat it’s been for me to work with Universal Music on the 20th anniversary reissue of “The Great Milenko.” I approached Universal last fall with the idea of doing a reissue and they totally jumped on the idea. Many of the people working there were involved with releasing the original Island version back in the day and there’s at least one ninja over there who worked for bitch ass, Disney-owned Hollywood Records when “Milenko” was first released! This project has been just as much a trip down Memory Lane for many people at Universal as it has for me…and when you see this baby, you’ll be able to feel all the mad love that went into this amazing reissue,
OK, OK, I’ll quit with the bullshit and get to what you wanna know—WHAT FLAVOR DOES THIS REISSUE HAVE ON IT! For one thing, the album has been completely remastered for 2017 and sounds fucking INCREDIBLE! The sound is mountain spring-level crystal clear and you’ll hear background instruments and beats that you couldn’t hear as sharp back in ’97.
Also, this deluxe package includes a DVD of the notorious and now classic ICP film “Shockumentary”—the long out-of-print feature that MTV aired exactly once and hated so much they put a fucking disclaimer on it basically saying “Island Records bought airtime and THIS is what they want to show you!” This from the same network that gave Jesse Camp his own show (if you don’t know who that is, YouTube him…if you dare).
But the BIGGEST and most DEVASTATING flavor of this reissue is the BONUS DISC, which was PERSONALLY PRODUCED BY VIOLENT J!! J and Mike Clark worked together and found some “Milenko” era outtakes that they totally forgot existed! We’re talking about SHIT YOU’VE NEVER HEARD BEFORE IN YOUR LIFE, BABY! Unreleased tracks that are only JUST NOW seeing the light of day. You won’t find this shit ANYWHERE else except on the Great Milenko anniversary edition.
There’s also another piece of amazing flavor—a BRAND NEW ICP TRACK PRODUCED BY THE VERY MAN WHO MADE “THE GREAT MILENKO” POSSIBLE…the one and only…JULIAN-FUCKING-RAAAAAAYYYMOOOOOOND!!! You read about Julian in “Behind the Paint,” and recently, ICP and Julian had a chance reunion and before they knew it, everyone was in the studio together. The result is a track that is living proof that the Great Milenko’s spell continues to reign over this world and that the Dark Carnival magic is undeniably real. The song is called “Black Blizzard” and it’s going to blow your fucking mind!
So on Friday, September 1—just before the Juggalo March—be sure and grab your copy of “The Great Milenko 20th Anniversary Edition.” It should be easy to spot because Milenko is made out of premium quality shiny gold and silver (to make it a companion piece to the ‘Riddle Box 20th Anniversary’ that we put out two years ago) and will definitely be the brightest CD on the shelf.
And yes, in case you’re wondering, there WILL be a vinyl version dropping as well with its OWN special flavor…but for now, I’m not telling you when! What? Don’t you like surprises?!?!
Mad love to Universal for working with us on this project and mad love to YOU, the Juggalos, who have made “The Great Milenko” a certifiable hip-hop CLASSIC! “Great Milenko, wave your wand…”