Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Insane Clown Posse - Forgotten Freshness Volume 5 (2013 NN Promo)

"Love ‘em or hate ‘em, there’s a new album from the Insane Clown Posse out called Forgotten Freshness Volume 5. Alright, so it’s not necessarily “new” as it’s basically a bunch of hard to find, junked and old shit (and I do mean old shit) that they recently decided to unearth for the fans. I’ve heard all of the work from these two prolific rappers and they’ve gained somewhat of a tainted legacy over the years as some people seemed to have taken their music a bit too far, as we’ve seen on the news as of late. But I’m not focused on all that right now, because the ICP that I know mixes horror movie lyricism with comedy as well as a bit of mystique here and there. Though what can you expect from a bunch of guys who grew up playing D&D and reading about the occult? At any rate, this disc does have some noteworthy material like the main opener “Right Now,” which really takes a cue from the Bizaar/Bizzar and focuses on things that could be happening right now. It’s like that Van Halen song, but a bit dirtier – and hell, that’s probably where they got it from, given the title match. “Duke Of The Wicked” sounds like some old school flashback that was minutes away from deletion, but “Jacob’s Word” is clearly vintage ICP and reminds me of some of their darker, more interesting tracks. “Howard Stern” is a fictional tale about the radio DJ also doubling as an axe murderer. It’s certainly nothing that I would have expected..."

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