Tomorrow night, Insane Clown Posse’s first national television show, Insane Clown Posse Theater, debuts on the Fuse network. Developed from a string of viral spots in which Michigan harlequins Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope riffed on Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" and Les Misérables, the eight-episode series is a web-spun mash of Mystery Science 3000, Beavis and Butthead, and Bozo’s Big Top. Whatever it is, it will surely be memorable.
Leading up to Wednesday's premiere, Fuse today released the music video for “When I’m Clownin’” from ICP’s most recent full-length, The Mighty Death Pop. The three-minute track is a silly-rap rubber-horn ditty that includes Shaggy 2 Dope slinging the couplet, "Mad hoes I'm springin'/ They want my ding-a-lingin'." Thanks to the video's psycho-circus choreography, we now know that one of these hoes is a bearded lady with a snake.
Shot this past April, the video also showcases a guest appearance from fellow Detroit rap weirdo, Danny Brown, who reps ICP's hatchetman logo while absolutely murdering his verse. Brown wasn't on the MDP record—the guest verse on the MDP's extended-bonus remix of "When I'm Clownin'" was actually delivered by baby-mama-blogger Kreayshawn. So how did he end up in the video?
"Kreayshawn wouldn't call us back,” Violent J told us recently over the phone. “So we ended up doing it with Danny Brown."
ICP even hollered at her on Twitter:
Yo @Kreayshawn, lets make a fresh ass, crazy video for "When I'm Clownin'" Are you down with the clown?— Violent J & 2 Dope (@icp) March 27, 2013
Most people with functioning eardrums would call Brown an upgrade. “Yeah, I think so too," agreed J. "He schooled that verse.”
Update, 7/25, 2 p.m.: Here's the embed of the video's uncensored version.