Insane Clown Posse’s ‘The Great Milenko’ gets 20th anniversary reissue

Two decades after their LP The Great Milenko became the album Disney didn’t want America to hear, Detroit rap duo and pop culture icons Insane Clown Posse will release a 20th anniversary reissue of their classic horrorcore masterpiece on September 1st via Island/UMe. The expanded 2 CD/DVD and digital audio edition revisits the controversy and outcries that took the Posse from cult Midwest rap act to worldwide music sensation and the poster children for music censorship near the turn of the millennium.

Collected for the first time ever is the fully 2017-remastered version of the Platinum-selling The Great Milenko, which features guest appearances from such notables as Slash, Steve Jones (Sex Pistols), and Alice Cooper and such underground hip-hop gems as “Halls of Illusions,” “The Neden Game,” “Piggy Pie,” and “How Many Times?”

Also included—and personally supervised by ICP co-founder Violent J—is a disc of bonus songs, featuring never-before-released outtakes from The Great Milenko as well as a brand new ICP track, “Black Blizzard,” produced by Julian Raymond, the veteran A&R representative who helped bring The Great Milenko to life back in 1997.

Rounding out The Great Milenko (20th Anniversary Edition) is a DVD of the long out-of-print Shockumentary, an in-depth look at the creation of The Great Milenko and the Juggalo subculture (the name of ICP’s fiercely devoted fans) circa 1997.

Today, The Great Milenko is not only fondly recalled as an unforgettable rap album from the late ’90s but also for its place in history as a polarizing piece of banned art. On the day of its release in the summer of 1997, Disney-owned Hollywood Records pulled the album from stores due to its controversial nature. The album was subsequently re-released by Island Records a few months later and quickly went Platinum.

2 CD/DVD

 

[one_half]CD 1:

1. Intro
2. Great Milenko
3. Hokus Pokus
4. Piggy Pie
5. How Many Times?
6. Southwest Voodoo
7. Halls Of Illusions
8. Under The Moon
9. What Is A Juggalo?
10. House Of Horrors
11. Boogie Woogie Wu
12. The Neden Game
13. Hellalujah
14. Down With The Clown
15. Just Like That
16. Pass Me By[/one_half]

[one_half_last]CD 2: Bonus Spells

1. Black Blizzard [new track, previously unreleased]
2. Hokus Pokus (Headhunta’z Mix)
3. What Is A Juggalo? (alternate mix) [previously unreleased]
4. Piggy Pie (Old School)
5. Mr. Johnson’s Head (remix)
6. $85 An Hour (featuring Twiztid)
7. Boogie Woogie Wu/The Neden Game Mashup [previously unreleased]
8. Mental Warp
9. Rare Milenko Phone Skit
10. Confessions
11. House of Wonders
12. Witching Hour – Myzery & ICP
13. Hellalujah (early mix) [previously unreleased]
14. Pumpkin Carver
15. Gone [previously unreleased]
16. Down With the Clown (alternate mix) [previously unreleased][/one_half_last]

DVD:

Shockumentary [previously out-of-print]

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