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Violent J speaks on recent Rehab, Yum Yum, having No Regrets.

I know we’ve received a bunch of fresh news from Psychopathic over the past few weeks including a Hallowicked concert, confirmation of the Yum Yum Bedlam album being released on Hallowicked day, and of course today’s announcement of the Yum Yum album release party!

I know there was a lot of anxiety surrounding the Hallowicked announcement and how late it was.  Well today a pretty in-depth article was released by Adam Graham of the Detroit News that detailed Violent J‘s stint in Rehab for Oxy. He has apparently been in there for a few weeks and I’m sure they were apprehensive about releasing Hallowicked details to make sure J was fully recovered.

Whatever the case may be, J says he’s feeling great, and will be back and better than ever after kicking the pills.  Check a portion of the article below.

From DetroitNews.com:

Insane Clown Posse’s Violent J on rehab, success and not having regret
The Insane Clown Posse frontman is gearing up for a busy Halloween season, but first up he’s taking care of himself.

Joseph “Violent J” Bruce is on the phone from a Los Angeles drug rehabilitation facility, where he’s kicking an addiction to oxycodone.

The Insane Clown Posse frontman, who entered treatment in late September, says he’s feeling clear and focused, and is relieved to be taking a break from his professional routine — work, record, tour, repeat — for the first time since forming ICP more than 30 years ago.

“I haven’t stepped out of my world this hard since I went to camp as a kid,” says Bruce, 49, on the phone last week. “But I’m having a positive experience. I’m growing from this. This is really interesting, fascinating stuff.”

The break won’t last long. Official duties beckon at the end of the month, as ICP will perform its 28th annual Halloween concert, Hallowicked, Oct. 31 at the Majestic Theatre in Detroit. The concert doubles as a release party for the group’s latest album, “Yum Yum Bedlam,” its 16th studio effort and its first since 2019’s “Fearless Fred Fury.” And on Oct. 26, the documentary “United States of Insanity” hits theaters, detailing the group’s years-long battle with the FBI.

The article goes further into detail about all of the subjects above and more, but you may have to subscribe to it.  Give it a shot at this link: Insane Clown Posse’s Violent J on rehab, success and not having regret (detroitnews.com)

Hope you continue to be well big homie!

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  1. Mxyzptlk

    Mxyzptlk

    Comment posted on Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 03:32 pm GMT -6 at 3:32 pm

    I bet a lot of people here are going to be really happy to find out Violent J had a substance abuse problem.

    So glad he’s taking his health seriously, and I hope it stays!

  2. Noawareness

    Noawareness

    Comment posted on Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 03:52 pm GMT -6 at 3:52 pm

    I bet a lot of people are gonna feel really stupid too. The ones who had a fucking fit when anyone said that J probably had a problem with pills. The ones who refused to accept that it was clear that something was wrong and that it looked like substance abuse. But yeah. I’m glad he’s getting help. No one deserves an addiction and no one asks to be addicted to anything. I hope this gets him back to some level of normality for us and for himself. Takes a lot to man up and take responsibility for your life like this and admit weakness.

  3. Mxyzptlk

    Mxyzptlk

    Comment posted on Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 04:07 pm GMT -6 at 4:07 pm

    I dunno if I ever denied the signs, as much as I really disliked how ppl would seem giddy to see it. I just really got annoyed with people who would constantly say, “Oh, J isn’t talking. He’s taking pills.” “J missed a show. Pillhead.” etc etc. It’s like… Do you care about this dude at all? lol

  4. Noawareness

    Noawareness

    Comment posted on Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 04:17 pm GMT -6 at 4:17 pm

    Yeah I feel that. Fuck anyone who gets joy from someone else’s suffering. It has been hard to watch over the last few years though. I’m glad it’s at an end and I can start to enjoy watching him and listening to him again.

  5. dribblybob

    dribblybob

    Comment posted on Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 06:23 pm GMT -6 at 6:23 pm

    I get much joy out of others suffering in the form of stand-up comedy

  6. Mr. Fucker

    Comment posted on Wednesday, October 20th, 2021 02:51 am GMT -6 at 2:51 am

    I enjoy watching my enemies and ppl, I either can’t stand or don’t like suffer. Fuck em! That’s what I always say.

  7. Mxyzptlk

    Mxyzptlk

    Comment posted on Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 04:25 pm GMT -6 at 4:25 pm

    I wonder what the future’s gonna look like. With only doing a couple shows (1 a month, it seems)… are they going to just keep the Patreon active? Is Shaggy and the Creep gonna be permanent? Are they gonna pump out new music Ouija Macc style?

  8. Tcraze340

    Comment posted on Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 05:49 pm GMT -6 at 5:49 pm

    They said at the gathering they’re going to continue doing the streams so I bet they do one in December

  9. TwiztidOne

    TwiztidOne

    Comment posted on Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 08:29 pm GMT -6 at 8:29 pm

    They are definitely capitalizing on the one off shows. The yum yum release party flyer says featuring a rare appearance by the clowns. I have known J was fucked up for a while. He couldn’t even be on time to a show at his own house. All jokes aside, I’m glad he is getting the help and I’m sending my 2 whoops to him. First step is admitting you have a problem. Good for him.

  10. Tcraze340

    Comment posted on Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 05:50 pm GMT -6 at 5:50 pm

    I’m glad he got help it takes a lot of strength and courage to do that.

  11. BZA

    BZA

    Comment posted on Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 07:19 pm GMT -6 at 7:19 pm

    Link is behind a pay wall

    Hopefully he goes into the 6th with a fresh outlook and end this deck on a high note!

  12. Mr. Fucker

    Comment posted on Wednesday, October 20th, 2021 02:47 am GMT -6 at 2:47 am

    Good for J on getting himself strait. He’s got 1 of the biggest families around so no shortage of support there. Hopefully next yr ICP will feel like they got struck w a dose of high voltage electricity and we see them bringing nothing but fire.

  13. purplekushy

    Comment posted on Wednesday, October 20th, 2021 02:59 am GMT -6 at 2:59 am

    This particular addiction is a tough one to beat. Oxy is referred to as “hillbilly heroin” its what “doctors” give heroin addicts to ween them off heroin. Oxy is just as addictive and even more accessible than H because Big Pharma offers incentives to “doctors” to crank out prescription. Now the population is flooded with addicts pumping money into the medical industry and the black market still thrives with sales from oxy and H. Zero problems solved.

    Anyone dealing with addiction, i recommend 2 things to kick the habit. First of all, you must truly want to kick the habit for yourself. Not because your loved ones asked you to. Only when you want it for yourself do you realize the pain and destruction you’ve caused yourself and others. Once you reach that stage, then eat 5 grams of psilocybin (magic mushrooms) to reset the neurones on your brain, which create shortcuts to bad behaviour. When something bad happens, the shortcut becomes to numb yourself with substance for example. By resetting the neurones, your brain develops new connections in the brain for problem solving. After this journey, wait about 2 weeks before eating another 5 grams of psilocybin. This time focus on the psychedelic trip and let your soul speak to you. Good or bad everything thats inside you will come to light and your brain will elevated to a level to make sense of it all. It will be a profound journey that will give you a serious reality check. You will come out clean on the other side. Although im not a doctor, I’ve used this process on many close friends and family to help them through various addictions and the results have been unbelievable. Lower the mushroom dosage if you are new to the experience. Good luck J. you got this!

  14. OneLeggedJuggalo

    Comment posted on Wednesday, October 20th, 2021 09:47 am GMT -6 at 9:47 am

    I must admit during the 90’s and early 2000’s it was ICP’s music that helped me overcome some hardcore addictions. As an old school Juggalo, I would say return the favor and support J at every turn.

  15. druggalo

    druggalo

    Comment posted on Wednesday, October 20th, 2021 10:02 am GMT -6 at 10:02 am

    I hope the best for J but I gotta admit, this is pretty devastating. I’ve always been a naive sheepalo who believed J, Shaggs & Jump’s stance against drugs.

    I remember J’s story about having to admit to Jump that he had started smoking weed, he said he felt as though he had broken their promise not to do drugs but that it was helping him get off of antidepressants & such.

    I’m not shaming J for his decision to do so, its none of my business & not my place to judge anyone. Just very suprised tbh.

  16. JuggaloJ

    Comment posted on Wednesday, October 20th, 2021 05:08 pm GMT -6 at 5:08 pm

    Bro, ICP been rapping since the 90s about popping pills…”I’ll pour Percocet’s in a bowl, and eat em like cereal”…but you answered your own question, J doesn’t/didn’t see pharmaceuticals as “drugs”, the trap countless have fallen into.

    And Shaggy, you lumped him in with J and Jump. He was a raging alcoholic and pill head for years, did many stints in rehab that they’ve openly talked about. He’s more of a family man now, but he was coked out like crazy when he drop kicked Fred Durst lol

  17. BZA

    BZA

    Comment posted on Wednesday, October 20th, 2021 11:21 pm GMT -6 at 11:21 pm

    Proof on being coked or is this your assumption

  18. Noawareness

    Noawareness

    Comment posted on Thursday, October 21st, 2021 04:55 am GMT -6 at 4:55 am

    You can’t just accuse someone who’s sober of being “coked up”. I mean, you can but it’s a retarded thing to do. Just because someone does something stupid, doesn’t mean coke was involved.

  19. JuggaloJ

    Comment posted on Thursday, October 21st, 2021 02:55 pm GMT -6 at 2:55 pm

    Ok, don’t believe me, don’t bother me any. Keep pretending ICP are the role models you wish them to be in your fantasy. No, I don’t have a video of him snorting it or drug test “proof”. But I personally KNOW people who were there when it happened. Shaggy IS still clean off of booze 💯, but he was at a rock fest partying like a true rockstar 😎

  20. Noawareness

    Noawareness

    Comment posted on Thursday, October 21st, 2021 03:22 pm GMT -6 at 3:22 pm

    You should try fitting a few more words in my mouth. I’m glad your friends dad’s uncles ex wife’s teachers son was at the “rock fest” to tell you who was doing what drugs and when. Must have been a great conversation.

  21. JuggaloJ

    Comment posted on Thursday, October 21st, 2021 04:08 pm GMT -6 at 4:08 pm

    Lol what u want me to name drop people? Also, honest question, have you seen the video of him before he ran out on stage, does that look like someone sober to you or not? 🤔

  22. Noawareness

    Noawareness

    Comment posted on Thursday, October 21st, 2021 04:29 pm GMT -6 at 4:29 pm

    I don’t want you to namedrop people, no. Anyway, I thought it “didn’t bother you any” that I don’t believe you?

  23. BZA

    BZA

    Comment posted on Thursday, October 21st, 2021 06:11 pm GMT -6 at 6:11 pm

    So you weren’t even there, a friend told you, very believeable

  24. wicket_juan

    wicket_juan

    Comment posted on Wednesday, October 20th, 2021 10:13 am GMT -6 at 10:13 am

    So… Does he still have heart problems? 💙

  25. JuggaloJ

    Comment posted on Wednesday, October 20th, 2021 04:59 pm GMT -6 at 4:59 pm

    ^ Exactly! Do people STILL really believe he has a “heart problem” or that he was just “tired from being up 3 days of gathering” and that’s why he missed the late night show and NOT that he was passed out off oxy and nobody could wake him?

    The man is a narsassitic manipulative liar. But…THEY’RE NOT SORRY IF THEY TRICKED YOU 😂 Whoop Whoop! ICP 4 LYFE!!!

  26. TwiztidOne

    TwiztidOne

    Comment posted on Wednesday, October 20th, 2021 02:28 pm GMT -6 at 2:28 pm

    My guess is yes. Somewhere a doctor probably told him that if he wanted to see his kids graduate high school that he needs to clean up his shit and kicking his drug habit was one of the things he felt would help him on that journey.

  27. Joeyjugs665

    Comment posted on Wednesday, October 20th, 2021 08:32 pm GMT -6 at 8:32 pm

    Coming from an opiate addict of 13 years and still trying to get sober I hope the best for him. Hate him or love him he is still human and having that monkey on your back is one of worst things a person has to go threw. Hope he stays clean . MMFWCL

  28. Tcraze340

    Comment posted on Wednesday, October 20th, 2021 10:25 pm GMT -6 at 10:25 pm

    I just read the article and J said Yum yum bedlam will be dropping at Hallowicked but you won’t be able to stream it until a later date which is kind of wack. I bought the preorder with the shiirt but I doubt I’ll get it by the 31st, he also said they’re shooting video for a song call called “Something to see” next week so I guess that’s the first single.

  29. Noawareness

    Noawareness

    Comment posted on Thursday, October 21st, 2021 04:50 am GMT -6 at 4:50 am

    They’re really fucking up by not having it on streaming services on the day of release. Whoever manages that side of things for them, doesn’t know shit. When you digitally distribute music, you can pay any distribution company like $10 extra to expedite your release to digital streaming services. I beleive the usual timeframe is 10 business days but the “fast track” timeframe is like 3 days. How they not able to do that? They’re begging people to pirate the shit.

  30. wicket_juan

    wicket_juan

    Comment posted on Wednesday, October 20th, 2021 11:23 pm GMT -6 at 11:23 pm

    Was this article about J’s recovery or a press release for Yum Yum Bedlam ? ? ?

  31. Mr. Fucker

    Comment posted on Thursday, October 21st, 2021 02:45 am GMT -6 at 2:45 am

    Personally, I also agree he does have legit heart problems. I doubt they would have made that big announcement, the whole ICP seminar itself really to talk about how they have to slow down on touring bc of an oxy addiction. Like juggaloj mentioned, it’s not news or secret that shaggy had been in n out of rehab over the years and touring was never really affected by his rehab problems. Yes they are older now and their bodies have alot of wear n tear compared to those times, but still. Also if the OXY was the real problem, I think that would’ve been covered instead of the heart problem. If j is gonna talk about that to a newspaper, I think he would have no problem telling all of us just like he did w the heart problem. We would’ve found out anyway. their business gets out so it wouldn’t have stayed secret for too long. J obviously has alot going on his personal life right now. ICPs music has a lot of positive messages in it, that have done alot of gd for alot ppl out there. Myself included and most of, if not all the ppl that come to this site. Icp are always showing juggalos love. Are they perfect? Nah. But who the fuck is? The least we can do is show it back and help motivate him to get his shit together.

  32. JuggaloJ

    Comment posted on Thursday, October 21st, 2021 01:26 pm GMT -6 at 1:26 pm

    J is only comfortable now talking about it because he’s in rehab, can’t hide it no more. The heart attack thing was to downplay all the odd behavior that Juggalos had clearly been noticing recently. Again, his narcissistic tendency means he’ll take advantage of Juggalos care and concern for him if it means hiding admitting his addiction. Did you notice after announcing the “farewell tour” shaggy immediately chimed in and said “but it might not be actually”…Shaggy and Jump we’re trying to cover for him until they had some sort of intervention

  33. YungCrowbar

    YungCrowbar

    Comment posted on Thursday, October 21st, 2021 01:04 pm GMT -6 at 1:04 pm

    wow guys.. it’s really fucked up to suggest the heart condition was a lie..

  34. YungCrowbar

    YungCrowbar

    Comment posted on Thursday, October 21st, 2021 01:04 pm GMT -6 at 1:04 pm

    like come on, you can be addicted to pills AND have a heart problem.. like wtf

  35. Tcraze340

    Comment posted on Thursday, October 21st, 2021 03:43 pm GMT -6 at 3:43 pm

    I agree

  36. Mxyzptlk

    Mxyzptlk

    Comment posted on Thursday, October 21st, 2021 06:10 pm GMT -6 at 6:10 pm

    Look at every successful long-term musician out there. They follow the same blueprint. Slow down the touring. Metallica looking the best they ever did, and they’re like 10+ years older than ICP. Shit, Rolling Stones do the limited tours… It’s the best way to stay relevant.

  37. datcracka

    datcracka

    Comment posted on Thursday, October 21st, 2021 07:17 pm GMT -6 at 7:17 pm

    A wise philosopher from Colorado once said “Drugs are bad mmmkay”· Now excuse me while I enjoy my barley and hops.

  38. druggalo

    druggalo

    Comment posted on Thursday, October 21st, 2021 09:11 pm GMT -6 at 9:11 pm

    The Insane Clown Posse frontman is gearing up for a busy Halloween season, but first up he’s taking care of himself.

    Joseph “Violent J” Bruce is on the phone from a Los Angeles drug rehabilitation facility, where he’s kicking an addiction to oxycodone.

    The Insane Clown Posse frontman, who entered treatment in late September, says he’s feeling clear and focused, and is relieved to be taking a break from his professional routine — work, record, tour, repeat — for the first time since forming ICP more than 30 years ago.

    “I haven’t stepped out of my world this hard since I went to camp as a kid,” says Bruce, 49, on the phone last week. “But I’m having a positive experience. I’m growing from this. This is really interesting, fascinating stuff.”

    The break won’t last long. Official duties beckon at the end of the month, as ICP will perform its 28th annual Halloween concert, Hallowicked, Oct. 31 at the Majestic Theatre in Detroit. The concert doubles as a release party for the group’s latest album, “Yum Yum Bedlam,” its 16th studio effort and its first since 2019’s “Fearless Fred Fury.” And on Oct. 26, the documentary “United States of Insanity” hits theaters, detailing the group’s years-long battle with the FBI.

    The flurry of activity comes following Bruce’s summer announcement that ICP is taking a step back from touring. The notorious Faygo-throwing, face-painted rap duo — known at one time as the world’s worst band, now enjoying a revival as an internet-friendly meme machine — plans to do one more tour, scheduled for 2022, and then reduce its live performances to one concert a month. That plan was enacted after Bruce was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, or a-fib, earlier this year.

    But Bruce says he has a positive outlook toward the future. ICP has endured controversies, setbacks, ridicule and other hardships over the last three decades, and he says now is as good a time as ever to be an Insane Clown.

    “Despite heart failure, despite being in this treatment center, I’m on one of the high plains of my life,” says Bruce, his usual thunderous pro wrestler delivery softened, lightened. “I’m up there, I’m having a wonderful time. Everything is right where it needs to be.”

    Bruce, a divorced father of two (his children are 16 and 14), started taking oxycodone to deal with discomfort in his feet that came from being overweight and performing live shows. To cope with the pain, he’d pop pills. Then he started taking them regularly at night, after his kids were in bed, to help him fall asleep.

    He says he was never “haunted” by pills, but he took them regularly enough that he feared detoxing from them. When he’d come off oxy, he got used to taking Suboxone, an opiate blocker that, when placed under the tongue to dissolve, does its job but leaves a nasty taste in the mouth.

    In late September while in Los Angeles, Bruce was weaning off pills and he took a dose of Suboxone, but in an effort to thwart the bad taste, “I chewed it up in a wad of Starburst, thinking it would dissolve in my stomach and I would be fine,” he says. “Sixteen hours later, I started going through withdrawal.”

    Bruce was rushed to the emergency room at Cedars-Sinai but was later taken to a treatment facility that offers individualized services to help treat addiction. It’s his first time in a rehab facility.

    “This whole thing is a departure from everything I’ve known, but I’m having a really positive experience,” says the rapper. “Sitting in a group discussion and hearing people talking about their problems is right at home for me, you know? Then I did yoga for the first time in my life about a week ago, and I can still feel that (expletive).”

    Bruce says he plans to return to Detroit several days ahead of his group’s sold-out Hallowicked show, which after several years at the Russel Industrial Center is returning to the Majestic Theatre, the site of the first Hallowicked concert in 1994. (Due to COVID, last year’s Hallowicked show unfolded inside the living room of Bruce’s home, for a small group of invited guests and livestreaming viewers on the internet.)

    It will be ICP’s first concert since this summer’s Gathering of the Juggalos festival in Thornville, Ohio, where Bruce made public his plans to scale back from touring. “It was emotional, there was a lot going on there,” Bruce says. “Nobody ever wants to admit they have to take a step back and you may be weaker than you were before. That’s an awful thing to have to admit. But at the end of the day everybody eventually has to do it, because that’s life.”

    PREVIOUSLY: Insane Clown Posse announce farewell tour, Violent J’s health issues

    The announcement came after Bruce learned he had a-fib in the springtime. He was feeling himself getting winded when walking down his driveway to his mailbox, or when stepping between his home and his recording studio, which is housed in a separate building on his property in southwestern Oakland County.

    He attributed it to being out of shape after not performing any concerts during COVID, but a doctor’s visit resulted in him learning he had a-fib, or an irregular heartbeat. Corrective surgery was performed, but within weeks his heartbeat was once again out of rhythm, and an additional surgery was considered risky.

    That’s when Bruce decided it was something he could live with, but he’d have to modify the group’s rigorous touring schedule moving forward. The biggies on ICP’s annual calendar — Juggalo Weekend in February, the Gathering of the Juggalos in summertime, Hallowicked in October and the Big Ballers Xmas Party in December — will not be affected, but the days of five or six live shows a week, with travel in between, are over.

    The group’s recording schedule is not expected to be altered.

    “Yum Yum Bedlam” is ICP’s new set, the latest in its series of Joker’s Card releases, and the first to be centered on a female character. The album’s themes revolve around temptation, seduction, faith, betrayal and living without regret, and Bruce says it’s a very personal album that was at least partially inspired by his relationship with his ex-girlfriend.

    “The new album has a big message, and that’s (forget) regret,” he says. “What is regret, anyway? You sit there and beat yourself up over some (expletive)? If you’re the judge and jury over yourself, why you gonna sentence yourself to something harsh? Let yourself go free! I made epic mistakes in my life, huge ones. I’m done kicking my a– over that. And if someone can’t forgive me for it, then I don’t need to be around that person. Regret is the devil’s favorite tool, it’s an awful thing, because there’s nothing you can do about it. You can’t go back and change it, so why are you regretting it?”

    The “Yum Yum Bedlam” CD — yes, the group remains tied to the physical product era — will be available at the Halloween show, and the album will show up on streaming services at a later date.

    “Yum Yum Bedlam” was pushed back from its original December 2020 release date, and a March release date also came and went, although an 8-song EP, “Yum Yum’s Lure,” was released in its place. “It just wasn’t ready,” Bruce says, “so we kept on recording.” The album includes a guest spot from Sponge’s Vinnie Dombrowski, and Bruce and his ICP cohort, Joseph “Shaggy 2 Dope” Utsler, are recording a music video for the track “Something to See” later this month in L.A.

    After premiering at Austin, Texas’ Fantastic Fest last month, the ICP documentary “United States of Insanity” is slated to play in theaters one night only on Oct. 26. It centers on the group’s fight with the FBI, which in 2011 classified the group’s fans, known as Juggalos, as a gang. ICP sued the FBI, lost several cases in court and wound up staging a march on Washington in 2017.

    Bruce has mixed feelings about the documentary. “I hope it does really well, I’m just so over the whole FBI thing,” he says. “After we marched on Washington, I just never wanted to think about it again.”

    The documentary includes interviews with Bruce, Utsler, Bruce’s mother and brother, and footage of Bruce at home with his family. It was directed by Tom Putnam and Brenna Sanchez, the team behind 2012’s “Burn,” which looked at a team of firefighters in Detroit.

    Bruce is hoping the documentary can spark enough interest to lead to his passion project, a full-on ICP documentary that goes deep into the group’s history, its mythology, its ups and downs and all arounds over the last 30-plus years, from getting dumped by Disney over 1997’s “The Great Milenko” to going viral for 2009’s “Miracles” video and everything in between.

    “All those interesting things that happened in our life, we want to do something that covers all of that,” he says, adding he sees it as a multi-part saga for a streaming service. “There’s still a lot more to our story that we want to tell.”

    And that story is still playing out, which surprises even Bruce. The group kept busy during COVID by staging events for its Patreon page, amassing about 2,500 paid subscribers — not huge, “but it’s still mad lucrative,” Bruce says. Episodes have ranged from talk-show-style discussions to live performances to a pro-wrestling event inside Bruce’s home that left his kitchen in disarray.

    ICP is even enjoying TikTok success — the group’s 2009 track “Chop Chop Slide” is currently a Top 10 hit on the video-sharing social networking service — and Bruce has an upbeat and optimistic attitude toward today’s youth. “I’m so proud of today’s generation, period,” he says, congratulating Gen-Z for its tolerance of gay people and its dismissal of bullies. “I feel so safe when I think about the future.”

    That includes his health. As for the oxy, “it boils down to a simple method that I use, and that is failure’s not an option. It’s not an option to (expletive) with that (expletive) no more, for me, you know what I mean?” Bruce says. “It’s a bad thing. I know that I have to face that. And if I make it an option, I’m going to find a way to weasel back. When it’s not an option, that’s it, it don’t exist for me. And that’s my guarantee that I’ll be good.”

    A few years ago, Bruce remembers meeting Detroit rapper Danny Brown for the first time and telling him to enjoy being new on the scene, because you only get the chance to be new once. He says he now has a new message for him.

    “What I’m going to tell him next time I see him is, ‘Hhey man, keep doing what you love.’ Because when you reach legendary status, that is the most rewarding time by far,” he says. “Being new is exciting, but being looked at in high regard and people saying, ‘thumbs up, you guys have done it, I’m giving you your props,’ that is hands down so much more rewarding than anything I’ve ever experienced.”

    Violent J, aka Joseph Bruce of Insane Clown Posse shows off costume storage where outfits and various paraphernalia, including a chain saw prop, is stored from their elaborate shows and tours. Violent J, aka Joseph Bruce of Insane Clown Posse talks with Detroit News’ Adam Graham about their upcoming new release, Fearless Fred Fury, in Farmington Hills, Michigan on February 6, 2019.

    And it’s nothing, he says, he ever expected.

    “I thought it would be every bit of the opposite of this when we were 32 years into our career,” Bruce says. “I thought we’d be struggling and striving, and it’s nothing like that. I don’t even worry about my kids’ future. Things have been really, really good. I feel like we got this sewed up.”

  39. SomeguyNamedRay

    Comment posted on Friday, October 22nd, 2021 01:12 am GMT -6 at 1:12 am

    Thx for the pasta fam!

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