I got two more band updates from The Gathering of the Juggalos left. We are gonna get them done today and then start hitting you with the good shit tomorrow. I have a wet t-shirt contest, juggalo portraits, backstage stuff, wrestling and MMA and everybody’s favorite yearly GOTJ update… naked juggalettes. In the mean time let’s get this band stuff out of the way.
First up we have the Psychopathic Records artists (Except ICP who I already posted). I know all my normal fans who are just interested in crazy photos of juggalos don’t give a shit about this stuff, but juggalos care about these bands more than any of the other shit I post so we gotta do this update for all my ‘los and ‘lettes out there.
Let’s break this shit down for those not in the know. Wednesday night the ICP/Twiztid super group Dark Lotus performed. They rarely play outside the Gathering so it’s a pretty big deal. Also on Wednesday night The Psychopathic Rydas played but it was at fucking 4am and I was exhausted after traveling all day so I missed that. On Thursday night Anybody Killa AKA ABK played. He is some sort of Native American clown with a lisp. I honestly don’t get it but the kids love it. On Friday Twiztid did their thing. They are like ICP’s little brothers and a lot of juggalos actually prefer them to ICP. They are undeniably better rappers. On Saturday night ICP headlined but both Blaze Ya Dead Homie and Cold 187um opened for them. Blaze is beloved by juggalos but Cold 187um, a new artist on the label, is fucking hated. ICP brought this legit rapper (who has worked with Eazy E, Dr. Dre and 2Pac) onto their label to do a mix tape using old Psychopathic beats and people hate him for either stepping on their classic shit, or just not wearing clown make up. I can’t figure it out.
On Sunday night, the very last thing at the Gathering is called the Deadly Medley and it features every Psychopathic artist doing songs one after another on the Bomb House stage which is the fucking hardest stage to photograph. Once again Cold 187um got shit thrown at him and dudes with Psychopathic Records tattoos were flicking him off. If you have a label’s logo tattooed to your arm you would think you would want to respect the artists on that label, especially when they have by far the most street cred of anyone on your label… but no clown make up = juggalo hate. This one guy next to me was booing Cold 187 so hard and then when all the artists came out at the end Cold 187um threw that juggalo a t-shirt. During the Deadly Medley Violent J’s brother Jumpsteady came out, and while he is one of the nicer people I have met in the Pyschopathic family he is not very good at rapping. But the kids love him cause he is J’s brother. I have no idea why this anti-Cold 187um shit rubs me the wrong way but it really fucking does. A dude who was on fucking Ruthless Records in 1989 should get more respect than an Indian clown with a lisp god damnit!
Enough of my bitching, click here to see all the photos of Psychopathic Records artists at the 2012 Gathering of the Juggalos. Click the photos below to get taken to the individual artist gallery pages.
The Gathering of the Juggalos is a yearly music festival in Cave In Rock, IL created by the Insane Clown Posse that I have now photographed three times. Every year it produces some of the best photos I have ever taken. To see my complete GOTJ archives please click here.