What Is a Juggalo

Topics: Insane Clown Posse, Psychopathic Records, Joseph Bruce Pages: 4 (1265 words) Published: January 27, 2008

The rap group ICP (Insane Clown Posse) first began to call themselves juggalos and eventually extended the phrase to include us fans. The song "What is a Juggalo" was the first attempt to define the term. The song is very vague and describes a person who labels himself as insane, who claims he doesn't care much about society's norms, and who boasts that he acts any way he pleases. "He" is used here because females are called Juggalettes.

How did the name get its start? Well ICP made a CD called Carnival of Carnage on it was a song called "The Juggla" during a live performance of the song Violent J looks at the crowed and says "What about you Juggalo? Are there any Juggalos in here?" and the name stuck. Most women in the fanbase call themselves "Juggalettes" Violent j at the artist seminar in 2002 said he does not like the word "Juggalette" because now many people think that the word "Juggalo" only refers to the male fan base; it in fact refers to all fans, male or female. Regardless, some prefer the term "Juggalette" to refer to members of the female fanbase, as evidenced by the "Miss Juggalette" pageant held yearly at the Gathering of the Juggalos. Other names for juggalos are ninja and samurai, Ninja is interchangeable with Juggalo, or "homie", or friend. And samurai is a term for an old/experienced Juggalo.

Now days everyone labels us as a quote unquote gang but we see each other more as a family. We show respect and love for all our family just like we are blood related. Everyone has everyone else's back no matter what is going on. We keep in contact with everyone all the time no matter where they are in the country, like my brother Chris he lives in California and was at the concert in Louisville to write a review on faygoluvers about ICP's first time back since they were banned in 2001 we talk almost every day just to know what everyone else is up 2 and to share info on psychopathic records. There are only...
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