Whutupdoe, ninjas? It’s your homie J-Webb up in this news neden hole. So the 2nd leg of the almighty Riddle Box tour kicked off last night in Cleveland. I wasn’t there, goddammit, but I heard that the show was off the fuckin’ hook. There was a lot riding on this show because it marked the very first time our new Hatchet artist BLAHZAY ROZE performed live in front of a Juggalo crowd. According to Violent J, the crowd fucking LOVED HER and gave her a loud and sincere “Family! Family!” chant as she finished her set. Juggalos, let me tell you something: SHE HAS EARNED THAT PRAISE! This young woman—who has been through more shit in her life than almost anyone I know—is THE REAL DEAL! Her brand of wicked shit is more psychological than what Psychopathic normally puts out, but that’s EXACTLY what gives Blahzay her uniqueness. She is rapping about shit that FEW OTHER WOMEN PERFORMERS DARE TO RAP ABOUT! Everything from date rape, to abusive relationships, to living with clinical depression. So to all you trolls who accused her of being “emo,” go fuck yourselves…because unlike a lot of those whiny ass emo bands who are playing on instruments that were purchased for them by their rich mommies and daddies…Blahzay is speaking directly from her heart. If it’s too much or too disturbing for you to listen to, then—as Guns N’ Roses once wrote on their advisory sticker for their “Use Your Illusion” albums—“You can fuck off and buy something from the New Age section!” To all of you who showed Blahzay love last night, thank you.
This incredibly long Riddlebox 20th Anniversary Tour is truly becoming an important chapter in Juggalo history. This small venue-only tour is in demand so hard, promoters continue to hit us up with offers to bring this tour to their town. The second leg of the tour has completely switched the flavor up as far as the line up goes, so even if you’ve already seen the tour, you might want to peep this bad boy out again. This is probably the very last time ICP will be touring Riddlebox, so if you haven't seen it yet, don't miss the flavor! This time, on the tour will be from the beautiful, peaceful and extremely violent city of Chicago none other than the dope MC … Trilogy! Also, all the way from New Orleans, the fucking amazing Cane Hill! Also rolling with us on this tour is the man ninjas everywhere have been hearing about, Detroit’s own Young Lite. Then the Psychopathic Records portion of this devastating tour begins with the previously mentioned, ultra controversial, Blahzay-fuckin-Roze. Also back to promote his new album “Asylum”, the Witchdoctor of Detroit himself live on stage, Psychopathic’s own Big Hoodoo. In between the acts will be the premier sounds of DJ Carlito spinning old school delights that will bring you back to the original days of the release of The Riddlebox on the wheels of steel. If this tour sounds entirely to fat to be a small venue-only event, it’s because it is! None the less it’s going down exactly how it sounds. Visit www.psychopathicrecords.com/tour-dates to see the dates of this extra special, final leg of the historical Riddlebox 20th Anniversary Tour!
Juggalos, we all know that change is a part of life that we all have to deal with, both personally and professionally. Psychopathic Records hasn't changed, but the world has changed around us. As publicist/scribe for the Hatchet, I’m the first one to admit that we haven't had the best luck in adjusting to the changes of the world, but we’re doing our best. I won’t go into details right now, but we have HUGE changes coming up in the way we run the day to day operations of our company, including Hatchet Gear and we are all crazy excited and geeked about all of these big changes. We also have some incredibly cool products in the works that are going to wag your clowny ass! But not only that, we truly believe that Psychopathic is truly in its prime. Every week we have meetings at Psychopathic headquarters and Violent J gets so excited and basically shouts at the top of his lungs that he believes that ICP is tighter on stage and in the studio and we as a company are more creative and hungrier now that we have ever been before. And he’s fucking RIGHT! We are peaking in our freshness! 2017 is right around the corner, fam! 17! The Juggalo March on Washington DC is going to be the biggest risk and the biggest move our company has ever made and we only look forward to the challenge. Anything could happen… the whole thing could blow the fuck up or flop like a wet pancake. But our small, yet super effective team of super ninjas working here in our offices are the absolute best we’ve ever had at Psychopathic Records.
OK, now I want you to really pay attention to what I’m about to drop.
I know J and Shaggy announced that next year’s Gathering was going to be in Colorado but it’s looking more and more like we might actually have no choice but to combine the two major events into one giant event and make The Juggalo March on Washington DC double as the 2017 Gathering of the Juggalos, because we know that most ninjas just cannot afford to attend them both. Especially with them being only months apart and on opposite ends of the country. This might be looked at as a major bone to some at first, but we here understand the importance of this March, as it is detrimental to our very Juggalo existence and our eternal legacy. We don't look at “The March” as a political move, because we don't even understand how politics work, but we do know that marching on Washington DC is the best possible way of letting the rest of the fuckin’ country and the world for that matter, know that we are NOT COOL with the discrimination that Juggalos endure every fuckin’ day of our lives. If we, especially Psychopathic Records, don't do anything about it, that’s basically the same as us all saying “We’re perfectly OK with being labeled a gang by the FBI and every bone that comes with it” and we ARE NOT OK with any of that bullshit. It’s been five years since the FBI officially declared Juggalos a “Hybrid Gang,” yet the effects of such a bullshit claim still continue to haunt us all on a constant basis and thus our lawsuit is still completely in effect and the fight to clear our name continues daily. There is much, much more to come about “The March” in the future, but we have now entered the “one year out” mark and thus we have now officially secured the weekend of September 15 -17, 2017 as the official date of this enormous event and the Jiffy Lube Amphitheater as the location of the massive 2 or 3 day free concert. Everything is still being worked out and put together as we speak. There will be an official web site and infomercial going up soon explaining how this entire event will go down in the near future. It’s so motherfuckin’ important to us that I cannot even begin to explain to y'all how and why in this edition of the HH. But we will explain it to you, in full detail, in the months to come. As for now, Juggalos, please do whatever you have to do in order to make sure that you and your crew are all free and able to attend this huge event because this will undoubtedly be the most historic event in Juggalo history by far. Nothing we’ve ever done even comes close to the significance and importance of what we are about to do one year from now. Juggalos are the last, very real, American subulture. They call us a “Movement.” Well the time has come for us to collectively actually make a move! This is not about just albums and tours for so many ninjas out there. Being a Juggalo is a way of life for thousands of us and this event is our way to stand up and say to the rest of the planet who use constantly use Juggalos as a punchline, “Fuck You Back!” But like I said, there is much, much more info to come about this incredible weekend to come in time. For now, let me drop some dope ass news that will surely put a smile across your painted mugs.
Ninjas everywhere have been wondering what’s going on at the 23rd Annual Hallowicked Clown Show taking place at Harpo’s on Halloween Night in Detroit! Well, unfortunately, this year Halloween falls on a stale ass Monday night so we knew that in order to make it worth coming out for, we had to put together something really special to bring the heat, and so that’s exactly what we did… but we’re not just gonna bring some heat, we’re bringing the fuckin’ FIRE! Starting with Blahzay Roze kicking things off, followed by Big Hoodoo killing it in his hometown, then we really turn up the flames with a fresh ass set from Mr. Waffle House himself … JELLY ROLL! Then it’s time to get extra wicked with a set from the very band that ignited the Gathering last year … I’m talking about KISSING CANDACE!!! If you think that’s where it ends, you’re sadly mistaken, bitch boy or girl, because after that comes the man who ninjas still respect and have been asking us to bring back ever since he set the Gathering ablaze two years ago … Atlanta’s own WAKA FLOCKA FLAME!!!!! Yes, it’s true, he finally returns to a Juggalo stage! And of course he will be followed by Shaggy 2 Dope and Violent J dropping a full set of ICP classics including several Halloween favorites! This legendary Halloween event will be hosted by The Rude Boy and Jumpsteady together and in-between the acts, the bumpage will be provided by the one and only DJ Clay!
And, of course, let us not forget the Official Hallowicked Afterparty that night taking place at The Shelter beneath St. Andrew’s Hall featuring an extra special Native World medley, featuring artists from Anybody Killa’s label including the man himself … ABK! Also everybody else from Psychopathic Records will be in the house having a good old time because this will also mark the official and final ending of the massively long Riddlebox 20th Anniversary Tour, making it not only Hallowicked’s after party but also the tour’s home coming party as well! WOW!!!
Now get ready for another dose of wig-splitting news. As ICP announced at their Gathering 17 seminar, Juggalo Day 2017 will take place in Florida and the headlining feature will be Dark Lotus performing the Lotus’ debut album “Tales From The Lotus Pod” in it’s entirety! This amazing jump off will take place at Janis Landing in St. Petersburg, Florida on February 17th and 18th, which is perfect if you’re coming in from anywhere else in the country where chances are it’s probably cold and snowy as fuck, making a trip to Florida in the middle of February extra enticing to say the least. Together Psychopathic Records and Magik Ninja Entertainment are combining forces to make
Juggalo Day 2017 officially become “Juggalo Weekend.” As I write this, the lineup is still being worked out, but what we DO know is that artists from both Psychopathic AND Majik Ninja Entertainment will be delivering a weekend Juggalo entertainment of epic proportions! Tickets will be going on sale very soon—just stay tuned to our social media accounts and website for breaking news!
It’s a great time to be a Juggalo and I’m so thankful that I get to share all this dope news with you, my Juggalo brothers and sisters. I’m a very blessed man and its truly an honor to be a part of this worldwide family.
Well, I gotta get back to work. Keep the faith, fam, and never let ANYONE or ANYTHING make you afraid … because we’ve got each other! WHOOP WHOOP!