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Joseph Bruce

Background information
Birth name Joseph Frank Bruce
Also known as Jagged Joe
Violent J
Golden Jelly
Mr. Diamond
Born April 28, 1972 (age 37)
Origin Berkley, Michigan, U.S.
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Producer
Professional Wrestler
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1989 – Present
Labels Psychopathic
Associated acts Insane Clown Posse
Dark Lotus
Psychopathic Rydas
Soopa Villainz

Joseph Frank "Joe" Bruce (born April 28, 1972)[1] is an American rapper, record producer, professional wrestler and actor.

Bruce is most commonly known as Violent J of the Insane Clown Posse. He is the co-founder of the record label Psychopathic Records, with fellow I.C.P. rapper Joseph Utsler (a.k.a Shaggy 2 Dope) and their former manager, Alex Abbiss. Also along with Utsler, Bruce is the co-founder of the professional wrestling promotion Juggalo Championship Wrestling.


Early life

Joseph Bruce was the last born of three children. His father, Richard Bruce, stole all the family's money and left when Bruce was two years old.[2] Joe's mother, Linda, was forced to care for him and his siblings, Robert and Theresa, off the income she made as a janitor. At age four, Joe and his brother caught a butterfly, and both were fascinated by the vibrant colors and overall peacefulness of the creature.[2] They kept the butterfly in a jar overnight, and intended to free it the following morning. When they awoke, the brothers found the butterfly had died, and felt as if they had committed a murder. The brothers made a vow that "one day, [they] will make it to heaven, so that [they] can [...] apologize to that Butterfly face-to-face."[2] On every Insane Clown Posse album and EP it reads "Dedicated to the Butterfly" because of this vow.

Bruce received all of his clothes from rummage sales, and his food from canned food drives held at his very own school.[3] After moving to Oak Park, Bruce met John Utsler, and his little brother Joey.[4] He also began his gang life by reluctantly getting involved in criminal activity in Royal Oak Township.[4] Along with John and Joey, Bruce got heavily into rap music. In 1989, Bruce, as Jagged Joe, Joseph Utsler, as Kangol Joe, and John Utsler, as Master J, released the single titled Party at the Top of the Hill under the name of JJ Boys, but they did not pursue a serious career in music.[5]

Bruce dropped out of school in ninth grade,[6] and moved in with his friend, Rudy, in River Rouge.[7] There he formed his own gang called Inner City Posse, which would terrorize people with Army-issued tear gas and steal car radios for money.[7] One night, Joe's mother, who had just moved to Ferndale, had her house attacked by rival gang Hazel Parks.[7] Fearing for his mother's life, Joe fled to Bonnie Doone, North Carolina, a trailer park town just outside of Fort Bragg, where his brother was staying with the U.S. Army.[7] It was there that Bruce witnessed the open racism which would later emerge as the hate for bigots referenced in Insane Clown Posse's lyrics.[7]

At seventeen, Joe returned to Ferndale. He was soon jailed, and the experience convinced him to get away from gang life.[8] In 1990, after a short career in professional wrestling, Bruce and his friend Dale recorded Intelligence and Violence on a karaoke machine, which marked the debut of Bruce's stage name Violent J.[8] Joe bought his own karaoke machine and, along with Joey and John Utsler, formed the music group Inner City Posse, named after their gang. After the release of the album Bass-Ment Cuts, the group hired record store owner Alex Abbiss as their manager, and established the Psychopathic Records record label with him in 1991.[8]

Musical career

Solo career (1990-present)

In 1990, Bruce recorded his first solo release, Enter the Ghetto Zone, using two cassette players. One played the beat, while the other recorded, and Bruce stuck his head between the two and rapped.[8] In 2003, Bruce released his second solo release Wizard of the Hood, which was an extended reference to the Wizard of the Hood songs which he recorded on Inner City Posse's Intelligence and Violence and Dog Beats, and Insane Clown Posse's Carnival of Carnage. In 2009, Bruce released the LP The Shining, which was initially given away for free at the Gathering of the Juggalos 2008 before being nationally released.[9][10] Also in a recent Necro interview on Formspring, when Necro was asked the question "any ICP - NECRO collabos in the furture?" he stated "YES. ME AND J WILL DO SOMETHING ON A NECRO BEAT HE IS DOWN." It is unclear whether or not this is just another Insane Clown Posse release or a Violent J solo, however, it is definitely not going to be a track on Necro's album Die! since it is confirmed that Necro will not have any collaborations on the album. [11]

Insane Clown Posse (1991-present)

In late 1991, Inner City Posse changed their style, look, and name. Bruce recalled a dream of a clown running around in Delray, which became the inspiration for the group's new name: Insane Clown Posse.[12] Upon returning home that night, Bruce had a dream in which spirits in a traveling carnival appeared to him—an image that would become the basis for the Dark Carnival mythology detailed in the group's Joker's Cards series.[12] These stories each offer a specific lesson designed to change the "evil ways" of listeners before "the end consumes us all." Insane Clown Posse has a dedicated following, often referred to by the group as Juggalos and Juggalettes.

John Utsler left the group about a month before the release of Carnival of Carnage and Insane Clown Posse has since been composed of Joseph Bruce and Joseph Utsler, who perform under the respective personas of the murderous, wicked clowns Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope. The duo perform a style of hardcore hip hop known as horrorcore, and is known for its dark, violent lyrics and elaborate live performances. Insane Clown Posse has earned two platinum and three gold albums. According to Nielsen SoundScan, the entire catalog of the group has sold 6.5 million units in the United States and Canada as of April 2007.[13] Insane Clown Posse was the first rap act from Detroit to go platinum.

Golden Goldies (1995)

Golden Goldies was a comical group whose lyrics focused solely on gold.[14] The group consisted of Psychopathic Record's employees and friends; Joseph Bruce (Golden Jelly), Joseph Utsler (Gold D), Robert Bruce (Golden Gram), Billy Bill (Gold Double B), Alex Abbiss (Gold Rocks), Mike E. Clark (Gold Digger), Rich Murrell (Golden Warrior), Frank G (Golden Frank), Keith (Gold Teeth), Josh (Rold Gold), Kelly Eubanks (Gold Spud), Fink the East Side G (Golden Toby), and Matt Mackalantie (Gold Spakalantie).[14] Their only LP, Gimme Them Fuckin' Nuggets Bitch, Or I'll Punch Your Fuckin' Face, was recorded in 1995 in a span of one week, and was not publicly released.[14] Golden Goldies was a project put together by Insane Clown Posse for entertainment purposes only. To add more humor to the album, each artist was given only five minutes to write their verses, and had only one take to record them, which resulted in some artists messing up their lines, and lyrics containing "some very strange things."[14] The group held only one live performance, which occurred at the record release party for Insane Clown Posse's Riddle Box.[14]

Dark Lotus (1999-present)

Formed in 1999, Dark Lotus consists of Bruce and Utsler of Insane Clown Posse, Jamie Spaniolo and Paul Methric of Twiztid, and Chris Rouleau.[15] Each member is said to "act as a 'petal' of the lotus,"[15] and it was announced that there would be six members. After switching between three different "sixth members," Marz, Vampiro and Anybody Killa, Dark Lotus decided to keep the group to only five.

Psychopathic Rydas (1999-present)

Psychopathic Rydas formed in 1999, and consists of Psychopathic Records-associated rappers performing under alternate stage names in the style of mainstream gangsta rap.[16] The group's current lineup consists of Bruce (Bullet),[16] Utsler (Full Clip),[16] Methric (Foe Foe),[16] Spaniolo (Lil' Shank),[16] Rouleau (Cell Block)[17] and David Hutto (Yung Dirt).[18]

Psychopathic Rydas reuses the beats of popular rappers within the genre without paying to license the original songs or requesting permission from copyright owners to use the music, effectively making their albums bootlegs[19] and resulting in the releases becoming difficult to find in some markets.[16]

Soopa Villainz (2002-2005)

Formed in 2002, Soopa Villainz consisted of Detroit rappers L.A.V.E.L.(Mr. Heart), Bruce(Mr. Diamond), Esham(Mr. Spade) and Utsler(Mr. Club). The group made appearances on Insane Clown Posse's The Wraith: Shangri-La[20] and Esham's Acid Rain[21] and Repentance[22] before releasing their debut album, Furious, in 2005.[23] Following Esham and Lavel's departure from Psychopathic Records in October 2005, the group disbanded.

Wrestling career

Joseph Bruce
Ring name(s) Darryl "Dropkick" Daniels
Corporal Darryl Daniels
Violent J
Diamond Donovan Douglas
Billed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)[1]
Billed weight 280 lb (130 kg)[1]
Born April 28, 1972
Billed from Detroit, Michigan
Trained by Self-Trained[4]
Al Costello[24]
Denny Kass[24]
Debut 1990[8]

Beginning (1983-1986)

Bruce began wrestling alongside his friends Joseph and John Utsler. The three got involved in backyard wrestling, and created two backyard wrestling rings for their made up promotion Tag Team Wrestling, later renamed National All-Star Wrestling.[4] The trio staged National All-Star Wrestling's first show, NAW Wrestling Extravaganza, in front of friends and family. Among others, the show featured Bruce wrestling under the moniker Darryl "Dropkick" Daniels, and Joey Utsler wrestling as both Rhino, and the masked NAW World Champion White Tiger.[4] Bruce stopped wrestling after becoming involved in gang life and forming Inner City Posse.

Independent Circuit (1990)

After being released from jail in 1990, Bruce decided to get away from gang life and start a career in professional wrestling.[8] Bruce's friend, Rudy Hill, got him booked in a local wrestling promotion. Rudy had lied to the promoter by telling him that Bruce had been trained at the Chris Adams Wrestling School in Texas.[8] At the event, Bruce met Rob Van Dam and Sabu, two other first-timers with whom he became very good friends.[8] Bruce wrestled as Corporal Darryl Daniels, wearing a U.S. Army uniform that his brother had sent him while in the Gulf War, and had his first match against "Irish" Mickey Doyle at Azteca Hall in Southwest Detroit.[8] Training alongside Rob Van Dam, Bruce went on to wrestle for Al Snow, including the event which featured the debut of Van Dam.[8] After a short run in the business, Joe realized his dislike for the backstage politics, and decided to take up a career in music, taking the name Violent J.[8]

Extreme Championship Wrestling (1997)

In August 1997, Bruce received a telephone call from friends Rob Van Dam and Sabu.[25] They asked if he and Utsler could appear on Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW)'s second pay-per-view (PPV) program, Hardcore Heaven. The duo went to Florida to discuss the ECW program's content with Van Dam, Sabu, and Paul Heyman. Heyman was pleased that Bruce and Utsler were former wrestlers, which meant that they could surprise the crowd by taking bumps. Heyman also favored the idea of using Insane Clown Posse, because it was unlikely that anyone knew of the relationship the group had with Van Dam and Sabu.[25] Heyman presented his idea to Bruce and Utsler, who agreed to participate. Insane Clown Posse opened the ECW program by performing songs and exciting the crowd. Then Van Dam and Sabu, the main villains at the time, attacked Bruce and Utsler. The top fan favorite, The Sandman, came in and saved them by chasing away Van Dam and Sabu with his signature Singapore cane.[25]

ICP's Strangle-Mania Live (1997)

Being avid wrestling fans, Bruce and Utsler owned, and were fascinated by, the death match wrestling collection Outrageously Violent Wrestling from Japan. The duo decided to create a compilation of their favorite matches, recording their own sports announcing under the personas named "Handsome" Harley Guestella a.k.a "Gweedo" (Utsler) and "Diamond Donovan Douglas" a.k.a. "3D" (Bruce).[26] The compilation video was released nationwide under the title ICP's Strangle-Mania. The video's success allowed Bruce and Utsler to host their own wrestling show, ICP's Strangle-Mania Live, to a sold-out performance at St. Andrew's Hall. The main event featured Insane Clown Posse versus The Chicken Boys, who were played by two friends of Bruce and Utsler.[26] With local wrestling booker Dan Curtis, other wrestlers such as Mad Man Pondo, 2 Tuff Tony, Corporal Robinson, King Kong Bundy, and Abdullah the Butcher were also booked on the show to wrestle in the same death match style as shown in ICP Strangle-Mania.[26]

World Wrestling Federation (1998)

In 1998, Insane Clown Posse were asked by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) to perform the entrance theme for the wrestling group The Oddities.[27] The WWF also wanted Bruce and Utsler to appear on their SummerSlam pay-per-view (PPV) program in August 1998 and rap live while The Oddities entered the ring. Once the duo arrived at the arena, they realized their wrestling dreams had come true; they had been contacted by wrestling's top company and were now set to appear on their PPV program at the company's most historic venue, Madison Square Garden.[27] Bruce and Utsler were assigned to the locker room with Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Undertaker, who were to wrestle during the main event that night. The duo immediately felt the animosity of the locker room that had previously driven them away from wrestling.[27] Insane Clown Posse performed and was asked to return for the live broadcast of Monday Night Raw the following night. At the broadcast, Bruce and Utsler requested for more than just a rapping role; they wanted to wrestle. McMahon favored the idea and allowed them to participate.[27]

Insane Clown Posse was put in a feud with The Headbangers. In the first wrestling match, The Headbangers were stiff, throwing real punches and kicks.[27] In the rematch, a move was planned where The Headbangers would be flipped over by Bruce and Utsler. When the time came to flip over, however, The Headbangers refused to move, forcing Insane Clown Posse to genuinely flip them over and begin throwing punches.[27] Realizing that the match was getting too heated, McMahon ended the feud after that match.[27] Bruce and Utsler were put into other matches along with The Oddities. Vince Russo told Bruce and Utsler to "make it seem like you don't know anything about wrestling, and you guys keep choking and digging into their eyes".[27] During this time, Bruce and Utsler had no contract with WWF. They, however, did have an agreement that the WWF would occasionally play Insane Clown Posse commercials, and in return, Bruce and Utsler would wrestle for free.[27] Bruce and Utsler knew that airtime cost significantly more than any monetary compensation they would receive and were thus satisfied with the agreement. The duo were told they were to suddenly turn on The Oddities in their match against The Headbangers, then join them in beating up the group. They were also informed that their commercial would air the very next week, which had still not aired after three months of being involved with the WWF.[27] The next week Insane Clown Posse and The Headbangers had a match with Steve Austin. Backstage, Austin made it clear to Bruce and Thrasher that Thrasher would receive the first Stone Cold Stunner, after which Bruce would turn around and receive the second.[27] During the match, Austin gave Bruce the Stunner first, catching him off guard, thus having Bruce sell the move awkwardly. Although disappointed over the events during the match, Bruce and Utsler continued in hopes that McMahon would air the commercial as promised. Bruce and Utsler contacted Abbiss to inquire about the commercial and were informed that it was not aired. Given that McMahon failed to uphold his promise to air Insane Clown Posse's commercial, Abbiss recommended that Bruce and Utsler terminate their agreement with the WWF.[27]

Hellfire Wrestling (1998)

While involved with the WWF, Insane Clown Posse brought Dan Curtis with them. After leaving the WWF, Curtis suggested that Insane Clown Posse start its own promotion while continuing with its music. He came to Bruce's house each night to discuss ideas about the promotion. Curtis convinced Bruce to coordinate another Strangle-Mania Live show, to be followed by an eighty-city "Hellfire Wrestling" tour.[27] Curtis booked the talent and wrote the scripts. Strangle-Mania Live sold out the Majestic Theater in Detroit.[27] Two days after the show, Curtis was found dead in his apartment, due to a sudden diabetic problem.[27] The "Hellfire Wrestling" tour was subsequently canceled.

World Championship Wrestling (1999-2000)

Bruce then went on to wrestle a long stint in World Championship Wrestling with Shaggy 2 Dope. The duo formed two stables. The first stable, The Dead Pool, consisted of Insane Clown Posse, Vampiro, and Raven; the second consisted of Insane Clown Posse, Vampiro, Great Muta, and Kiss Demon, known as The Dark Carnival.[27]

On August 9, 1999, Insane Clown Posse made their WCW debut on Monday Nitro in a six-man tag team match.[28] Insane Clown Posse and Vampiro defeated Lash LeRoux, Norman Smiley, and Prince Iaukea. At Road Wild 1999, Rey Mysterio, Jr., Billy Kidman, and Eddie Guerrero defeated Vampiro and Insane Clown Posse.[29] Insane Clown Posse continued to wrestle on Monday Nitro, defeating Public Enemy one week, and losing to Konnan and Rey Mysterio, Jr. another. At Fall Brawl 1999, the tag team of Rey Mysterio, Eddie Guerrero, and Billy Kidman again defeated Vampiro and Insane Clown Posse. On September 13, Insane Clown Posse defeated Lenny Lane and Lodi. Shaggy 2 Dope then went on a solo run for the WCW Cruiserweight Championship.

On the August 23, 2000 episode of WCW Thunder, Great Muta, Vampiro, and Insane Clown Posse beat Tank Abbott and 3 Count.[30] Five days later, on Monday Nitro, Insane Clown Posse and Vampiro defeated 3 Count, and the following week, Rey Mysterio, Jr. and Juventud Guerrera beat Insane Clown Posse. On September 25, Mike Awesome defeated Insane Clown Posse in a Handicap Hardcore match.[31]

Juggalo Championshit Wrestling (1999-2006)

On December 19, 1999, Bruce and Utsler created their own wrestling promotion, Juggalo Championshit Wrestling (now known as Juggalo Championship Wrestling). That night, the duo defeated the team of two Doink the Clowns to become the first ever JCW Tag Team Champions.[32] The event was taped and released as JCW, Volume 1. Commentary was provided by Bruce and Utsler under their '3D' and 'Gweedo' announcing personas.[32] In 2000, Insane Clown Posse and Evil Dead defeated The Rainbow Coalition, and the match was featured on JCW, Volume 2.[33] In 2003, Insane Clown Posse defended, and retained, their JCW Tag Team Championships against Kid Cock (a parody of Kid Rock) and Feminem (a parody of Eminem).[34] The match was featured on JCW, Volume 3.

The duo continued to wrestle for JCW, which could only be seen at live events until the 2007 start of JCW SlamTV!.

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (2004)

On January 21, 2004, Bruce appeared alongside Utsler on an episode of the weekly NWA Total Nonstop Action PPV. The duo were shown partying in the crowd alongside the juggalos in attendance.[35] In the main event of the night, which featured Jeff Jarrett going against El Leon, Jarrett and El Leon were fighting in the crowd when Insane Clown Posse sprayed Faygo in Jarrett's eyes.[35] The following week, Insane Clown Posse were interviewed in the ring by Mike Tenay. The duo explained that they were fans of TNA, and that they wanted to be a part of the promotion themselves. As they started making kayfabe negative remarks toward Jarrett, Glenn Gilberti and David Young interrupted. When Gilberti tried to convince the duo to apologize to Jarrett, Insane Clown Posse chased Gilbertti and Young out of the ring before challenging the team to a match for the next week.[36]

On February 4, Insane Clown Posse defeated Glen Gilbertti and David Young. Later that night, Scott Hudson interviewed Insane Clown Posse, and the duo announced that they would face whoever Jeff Jarrett threw at them next in a "Juggalo Street Fight".[37] Insane Clown Posse won against the team of Glen Gilbertti and Kid Kash on February 18.[38] Two weeks later, Insane Clown Posse announced that they would take part in a "Dark Carnival match" the next week against Glen Gilbertti and any partner he chooses.[39] The following week, Insane Clown Posse and 2 Tuff Tony took on Glen Gilbertti, Kid Kash, and David Young. "The Alpha Male" Monty Brown made his TNA return, and cost Insane Clown Posse and 2 Tuff Tony the match.[40] During their stint in TNA, Insane Clown Posse brought the company it's largest paying crowds in history.[41] After the duo left, they remained close with the company.

On March 17, 2006, Insane Clown Posse hosted and booked TNA's first ever house show, which took place in Detroit, Michigan.[41] The duo defeated Team Canada members Eric Young and Petey Williams.[1]

Independent Circuit (2004-present)

Bruce continues to appear as Violent J at various promotions in the independent circuit such as Xtreme Pro Wrestling and Firestorm Pro. From 2005-2007, Bruce's partner Utsler was unable to compete due to surgery. During this time, Bruce would normally be seen teaming with Corporal Robinson and 2 Tuff Tony, collectively known as The Hatchet Boys.

On November 18, 2006, Bruce appeared in Pro Wrestling Unplugged to team up with Corporal Robinson, the then JCW Heavyweight Champion and PWU Hardcore Champion, to go against Mad Man Pondo and Chuck Wagon. During the match, Bruce turned on Robinson, prompting a series of matches between JCW and PWU.[42] One month later, on December 16, Pro Wrestling Unplugged hosted the event entitled "PWU vs JCW". In the main event, Team PWU (The Backseat Boyz and Corporal Robinson) defeated Team JCW (2 Tuff Tony, Violent J, and Dyson Pryce).[42]

On January 20, PWU hosted "Cuffed & Caged: Last Man Standing", which again pitted themselves against JCW. The event featured a War Games match between Team PWU (Trent Acid, Corporal Robinson, Johnny Kashmere, "The Complete” Pete Hunter , and “The Pitbull” Gary Wolfe) and Team JCW (Nosawa, 2 Tuff Tony, Violent J, Mad Man Pondo, and Raven).[42] By the end of the match, it was down to 2 Tuff Tony and Violent J against Corporal Robinson. When Raven came down to the ring, he betrayed his teammates and hit them both with his Even Flow DDT.[42] Raven then hit Corporal Robinson with the same move, before declaring that he was the biggest star in the building and that he was on neither team.[42] All members of Team PWU and Team JCW then joined forces and proceeded to attack Raven.[42]

Juggalo Championship Wrestling (2007-present)

In 2007, JCW launched SlamTV!. With it came the first broadcast of JCW since the three initial DVDs. Bruce returned to commentary as Diamond Donovan Douglas, and Utsler returned as "Handsome" Harley Guestella. 3D and Gweedo announced in an episode of SlamTV! that Insane Clown Posse had been stripped of the JCW Tag Team Championships due to them not defending the title.[43] At the first annual Bloodymania, JCW's premier wrestling event, Insane Clown Posse teamed with Sabu to defeat Trent Acid and The Young Alter Boys w/ Annie Social the Nun.[44]

On October 6, 2007, an unaired event entitled Evansville Invasion took place in Evansville, Indiana.[45] The JCW Tag Team Champions at the time (Mad Man Pondo and Necro Butcher) were put in a match with Violent J and 2 Tuff Tony. Due to Necro signing with Ring of Honor, Necro Butcher was replaced with Breyer Wellington, and Violent J and 2 Tuff Tony won the JCW Tag Team Championship.[46] The duo were never acknowledged as champions by JCW, and at the start of the second season of SlamTV!, it was announced that the titles were vacant.[47]

Juggalo World Order

Evansville Invasion also marked the debut of the Juggalo World Order (JWO), consisting of Corporal Robinson, Scott Hall, and Violent J.[45] At that years Hallowicked After Party, on October 31, Shaggy 2 Dope was introduced as a member of the group. After the main event of the night, special guest referee Nosawa ripped off his referee shirt to reveal that he too was a member of the JWO.[45] At Bloodymania II, Kevin Nash teamed with Scott Hall, and proclaimed himself a member of the group. The 2008 Hallowicked After Party saw the JWO induct its newest member, 2 Tuff Tony.

On November 9, the Juggalo World Order (Scott Hall, Shaggy 2 Dope, Violent J, 2 Tuff Tony, and Corporal Robinson) "invaded" Total Nonstop Action Wrestling's Turning Point PPV by purchasing front row tickets to the event. They proceeded to promote their faction by flashing their JWO jerseys, which each member had on, before being removed from the building.[48][49] The group expressed interest in "invading" WWE at its 2009 Royal Rumble PPV, but were unable due to filming commitments for Big Money Rustlas in Los Angeles.[50] They have also shown interest in "invading" Ring Of Honor and Ultimate Fighting Championship.[51]

In wrestling

Championships and accomplishments

Personal life

Bruce has a longtime girlfriend named Michelle Rapp with whom he's had two children; a son named Joseph "JJ" Bruce II who was born on January 7, 2005, and a daughter named Ruby Bruce who was born December 1, 2006.[58][59] Bruce recorded a track specifically for his son entitled "Song 4 Son", which was only released on an episode of his radio show "The Witching Hour".[60]

Bruce, along with his band mate Joseph Utsler, has had numerous run-ins with the law, having been arrested multiple times starting at the age of seventeen.[8][61][62]


Solo releases

With Insane Clown Posse

With Golden Goldies

  • Gimme Them Fuckin' Nuggets Bitch, Or I'll Punch Your Fuckin' Face (1995)

With Dark Lotus

With Psychopathic Rydas

With Soopa Villainz

Appearances on albums by other artists

Appearances on albums by multiple artists

  • Psychopathics from Outer Space (2000) - "The Dirtball", "$50 Bucks", "Sleepwalker", "R-U-A Ryda?(as Psychopathic Rydas)", "Slim Anus", "Dead End(w/Ice-T)", "Red Neck Hoe '99(w/Twiztid)", "The Amazing Maze", "Who?(as Psychopathic Rydas)", "Meatcleaver(w/Twiztid & Myzery)"
  • Psychopathics from Outer Space 2 (2003) - "Demon Face", "Conquer"(as Soopa Villainz featuring ABK), "Some Fuckin' How", "Graverobbers"(as Dark Lotus), "Wicked Wild featuring Esham, Fish & Gritz and Fresh Kid Ice of 2-Live Crew", "Mr. Sesame Seed", "Free Studio"(as Psychopathic Family)
  • Psychopathics from Outer Space 3 (2007) - "Put It Down", "If I Was God", "Last Day Alive(Shaggy 2 Dope, Monoxide & Boondox)"
  • The Butcher Shop (2008) - "Global Warming"
  • Let 'Em Bleed: The Mixxtape, Vol. 1 (2008) - "Frankenstein", "Global Warming"
  • Let 'Em Bleed: The Mixxtape, Vol. 2 (2008) - "In Love With A Hooker featuring Esham", "4Ever Detroit", "Dead Man Walking"
  • Let 'Em Bleed: The Mixxtape, Vol. 3 (2008) - "Duke Of The Wicked", "Kept Grindin"
  • Let 'Em Bleed: The Mixxtape, Vol. 4 (2009) - "I Shot a Hater"


  • ICP's Strangle-Mania (1995), as Diamond Donovan '3D' Douglas[63]
  • Shockumentary (1997), as Violent J[63]
  • ECW Hardcore Heaven (1997), as Violent J
  • WWF Summerslam (1998), as Violent J[63]
  • Backstage Sluts (1999), as Violent J[63]
  • Strangle Mania 2 (1999), as Diamond Donovan '3D' Douglas[63]
  • WCW Road Wild (1999), as Violent J[63]
  • WCW Fall Brawl (1999), as Violent J
  • Born Twiztid: Beyond the Freakshow (2000), as Violent J[63]
  • JCW, Volume 1 (2000), as Diamond Donovan '3D' Douglas, and as Violent J[63]
  • JCW, Volume 2 (2001), as "Diamond Donovan '3D' Douglas, and as Violent J[63]
  • XPW Redemption (2001), as Violent J[63]
  • JCW, Volume 3 (2003), as "Diamond Donovan '3D' Douglas, and as Violent J[63]
  • Bootlegged in L.A. (2003), as Violent J
  • Psychopathic: The Videos (2007), as Violent J
  • JCW: SlamTV - Episodes 1 thru 9 (2007), as Diamond Donovan '3D' Douglas
  • JCW: SlamTV - Episodes 10 thru 15 featuring Bloodymania (2007), as Diamond Donovan '3D' Douglas, and as Violent J


Film appearances

  • Big Money Hustlas (2000), as Big Baby Sweets/Ape Boy
  • Bowling Balls (2004), as J
  • Death Racers (2008), as Violent J
  • Big Money Rustlas (2009), as Big Baby Chips

Television and internet programs



  1. ^ a b c d "Insane Clown Posse profile". Black Pants, Inc. Retrieved 2008-09-03. 
  2. ^ a b c Bruce, Joseph; Hobey Echlin. "The Butterfly". in Nathan Fostey. ICP: Behind the Paint (2nd Edition ed.). Royal Oak, Michigan: Psychopathic Records. pp. 2–16. ISBN 09741846083. 
  3. ^ Bruce, Joseph; Hobey Echlin. "Life With Satan". in Nathan Fostey. ICP: Behind the Paint (2nd Edition ed.). Royal Oak, Michigan: Psychopathic Records. pp. 20–33. ISBN 09741846083. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Bruce, Joseph; Hobey Echlin. "JJ Boys and The Royal Oak Township". in Nathan Fostey. ICP: Behind the Paint (2nd Edition ed.). Royal Oak, Michigan: Psychopathic Records. pp. 51–61. ISBN 09741846083. 
  5. ^ Bruce, Joseph; Hobey Echlin. "Complete Discography". in Nathan Fostey. ICP: Behind the Paint (2nd Edition ed.). Royal Oak, Michigan: Psychopathic Records. pp. 539–540. ISBN 09741846083. 
  6. ^ Bruce, Joseph; Hobey Echlin. "The Legend of the Bruce Brothers". in Nathan Fostey. ICP: Behind the Paint (2nd Edition ed.). Royal Oak, Michigan: Psychopathic Records. p. 81. ISBN 09741846083. 
  7. ^ a b c d e Bruce, Joseph; Hobey Echlin. "Rude Boy and the Magical Land of Toxic Waste". in Nathan Fostey. ICP: Behind the Paint (2nd Edition ed.). Royal Oak, Michigan: Psychopathic Records. pp. 106–119. ISBN 09741846083. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Bruce, Joseph; Hobey Echlin. "Intelligence and Violence". in Nathan Fostey. ICP: Behind the Paint (2nd Edition ed.). Royal Oak, Michigan: Psychopathic Records. pp. 121–144. ISBN 09741846083. 
  9. ^ Insane Clown Posse (Presenters). Gathering 2008 - ICP Seminar. [Videotape]. Event occurs at 1:30. Retrieved 2008-08-17. 
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