It came as a message this morning from a dear friend: "Jack White is producing ICP." Our minds, stunned. We adore both artists, for wholly different reasons. And then came the press release:
In the grand tradition of peanut butter meeting Iggy's chest or Bing Crosby getting down with David Bowie, Third Man Records is ecstatic to present the latest in a long-line of unexpected musical pairings...Insane Clown Posse and Mozart.
It's real. According to the release from Third Man and Nasty Little Man, White is producing the Insane Clown Posse rapping over a supposedly lost Mozart composition (LOL) called "Leck Mich Im Arsch" or literally translated as "Lick me in the arse," with Jeff The Brotherhood jamming behind the strings and operatic German on the upcoming Third Man single.
The best part of this (besides the promo video), is the fact that the rabid Third Man audience, who are known to spend hundreds of dollars on singles on eBay, will now be clamoring for an ICP joint.
The B-side, "Mountain Girl," will include Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope laying down their trademark ooze on a track about meth, shotgun weddings, and moonshine.
The 7" single and iTunes digital download of "Leck Mich Im Arsch" will be available for sale on September 13th. It looks to be very limited on the physical market, and Juggalos and Third Man-inites will be fighting for copies, as they should be, for two of the weirdest musical forces to come from Detroit in the past twenty years. If only White would have donned the clown paint for the promo clip.
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ICP will be in Houston October 11 at Warehouse Live. No word yet if White will be tagging along on tour, but holyfuckingshit that would rule. Rocks Off will of course be there because we are honorary Juggalos. Seriously.
And the Good Lord said, "Whoop whoop."