There must be something Jack White knows about Insane Clown Posse that we don't. Generally, we stand behind all of his acquisitions, collaborations and kitschy innovations. But, when we got a press release stating that White was going to produce a seven inch single of ICP rapping over Mozart's lost ode to butt-eatery "Leck Mich Im Arsch" backed by Nashville's lovely Jeff The Brotherhood, we finally understood how Shaggy 2 Dope felt when he pondered the inner workings of the magnet.
Given the subject matter, the collabo makes some sense. Mozart's canon can be interpreted to be a literal request for a rim job, or him telling his enemies to stuff themselves -- either way, we know Juggalos like it raw and raunchy.
If it's a joke, ICP is in on it. Also, as much as White likes to have a laugh, he doesn't strike us as the type to set up recording gear so we can laugh at someone else. Who knows, White may have bumped into Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope in the Detroit airport. Maybe after a few dozen Faygo and Rums they decided they just had to tackle Mozart's dirty little ditty.
Safe to say that 99.9 percent of the non-Juggalo population thinks this is totally weird, but what do Juggalos think? We texted a few of our Juggalo friends for feedback. One of them said, "I am not a Juggalo!" Then we said, "Tony, stop pretending to be something you are not!" Then he said, "Stop calling me a Juggalo, ninja!" Here is the song:
Insane Clown Posse - Leck Mich Im Arsch by Third Man Records
David "Alligator Jesus" Tamargo, one-time King Of The South Florida Juggalos, was quick to give us the educated inside scoop. In talking to him, we were reminded that Mozart was the clown prince of his day, and much like ICP, he questioned the status quo and farted in the face of convention.
About ICP he is quick to point out, "When they were forced contractually to make albums for their old label, they farted them out."
About joining forces with a garage rock band, he sheds some light on the Posse's musical skills, "Their was song "Bizarre" proved they can do any genre of music, jumping from metal to punk to emo and making fun of everybody who just judges their style -- and doesn't get the overall picture. ICP is more than two guys. If you flip out about them working with Jack White, think about this: they've worked with Slash, Alice Cooper and Ol' Dirty Bastard. They even appeared on ODB's last album.
He thinks the Juggalo community will totally understand what is going on here: "ICP is going to spin this to create more controversy, their overall objective is not to care what people think or how it's going to be received. It's just the next page in the book of a band that won't just go away. They are so in tune with how to play with the media."
Good thing we have Juggalo friends. Now, we know what's really up.