We’re psyched to announce our next exhibition opening on November 5th at 350 Broadway, “The Juggalo”, a photo series by The Shaltzes. The New York City based brother/sister team will present a photo-journalistic cross-section of Juggalo culture, giving insight as to what it represents and why it has a significant spot in music history. Jason Shaltz, a Flint, Michigan native and longtime fan of Psychopathic Records, visited ten cities across America in a three week span to capture the face of the most misunderstood fan in musical history: The Juggalo.
The word “Juggalo” is used to describe any one of the members of the Insane Clown Posse‘s countless fans whose obsessive worship of the rap duo and their associated acts reaches cultish levels of devotion. The Insane Clown Posse, commonly referred to as ICP, are two rappers who paint their faces so that they look like evil clowns and make songs that are dark and at the same time very funny.
They’ve sold millions of records and become more and more popular every year despite a complete and total lack of support from television, radio or respected music journalists. In the past few years mainstream media has seemed to finally notice that the Insane Clown Posse are nothing like what they thought they were.
Some people think that Juggalos are some kind of cult. Utah Police classify them as a gang. They’re just a collection of people who like the Insane Clown Posse and come to their shows wearing clownpaint, splashing Faygo around chanting. Beyond those basic elements they’re all individuals. They sure look good in photos and we’re stoked on this show.
We’re going all out for this event. We’ve even enlisted Rx from Philly’s Subdivision to craft us a very special (and informative) mix to celebrate. If NPR were to ever do a special on ICP, Strictly 4 My Ninjas is exactly what it would sound like.
Our stereo is most definitely going to be bumping Psychopathic classics all night long and we’ll even be serving up Faygo cocktails as refreshments! We hope you all join in the spirit and done some face paint to express your inner Juggalo. Need some help in applying? Boom, we got you!
Friday November 5th, 7pm-10pm
J/M/Z to Marcy Ave
G to Broadway
L to Lorimer