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All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
The Calm, as in the calm before the storm. Shaggy 2 Dope's spoken introduction to Insane Clown Posse's 2005 EP refreshes the group's ongoing self-mythology. "After this short calm, a vicious storm will arrive," intones Shaggy, "We call this storm the tempest" -- and a haunted house organ creaks as he describes towering winds peeling away forests to reveal spooky crop circle messages. Hey, is that Carnivàle's Brother Justin behind all that wicked clown makeup? Whatever Shaggy and Violent J have planned for the future, ICP's lyrical and musical tenets are mostly unchanged. J and Shaggy continue to follow the gangsta method of amplifying street-level grit into a violent ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
The Calm, as in the calm before the storm. Shaggy 2 Dope's spoken introduction to Insane Clown Posse's 2005 EP refreshes the group's ongoing self-mythology. "After this short calm, a vicious storm will arrive," intones Shaggy, "We call this storm the tempest" -- and a haunted house organ creaks as he describes towering winds peeling away forests to reveal spooky crop circle messages. Hey, is that Carnivàle's Brother Justin behind all that wicked clown makeup? Whatever Shaggy and Violent J have planned for the future, ICP's lyrical and musical tenets are mostly unchanged. J and Shaggy continue to follow the gangsta method of amplifying street-level grit into a violent hyper-reality, and their production is often just a serviceable frame for whatever social bile they want to spit. The Cypress Hill-ian "Rollin' Over" boasts equally about bodies in trunks and bodacious bedroom prowess, "Rosemary" is a dark murder fantasy with a twist at the end, and the Esham-guesting "Deadbeat Moms" hybridizes blaring apathy, gutter humor, and unscrupulous sexual politics. The Calm even satisfies the hardest-core Juggalos with screams about hatchet chops to the dome. In other words, it's a pretty typical Insane Clown Posse release, catering to a thriving niche and caring little for the rest. Shaggy 2 Dope and Violent J are stridently self-promotional and unfailingly proud -- "Like It Like That" says as much over a cut-up Jimmy Walker yelling "Dynamite!" -- and "Crop Circles" sketches their intriguing-enough new storyline with talk of mysticism, star charts, and chariots of the gods.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/17/2005
  • Label: Psychopathic
  • UPC: 756504405024
  • Catalog Number: 4050
  • Sales rank: 58,256

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (1:30)
  2. 2 Rollin' Over (3:42)
  3. 3 Rosemary (3:40)
  4. 4 Crop Circles (3:49)
  5. 5 Deadbeat Moms (3:07)
  6. 6 We'll Be Alright (4:37)
  7. 7 Like It Like That (3:02)
  8. 8 Off the Track (3:56)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Insane Clown Posse Primary Artist, Track Performer
Technical Credits
Insane Clown Posse Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Joseph Bruce Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A cool little CD, not their best but cool.

    I have been a Juggalo since 1997 when "The Great Milinko" droped. I since then ICP has had their ups and downs as far as albums go. This one is not the same as previous, but still has an interesting apeal, with fresh beats, and cool lyrics. I recomend it. I also recomend a wicked new book by a fresh Juggalo named Adam W. Gibson called "Behind the Dark Curtain"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    a good new direction for icp

    i enjoyed this cd and like the direction icp is going. I thought they did a nice job with the production and hope that they do their following album as well. The lyrics are interesting because of the new subject matter mixed with the old humor. Its hard to say if it is better or worse than other albums because it has a new feel, the only song i dont like is "rosemary" cause it they ruined a cool sample with such a lame azz hook.

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