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ICP: Behind the Paint

Narrated by: Violent J
Length: 23 hrs and 23 mins
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Hear the incredible and unbelievable-but-true story of Insane Clown Posse's journey from Detroit scrubs to underground icons in this long-awaited, unabridged audiobook of Violent J's best-selling memoir Behind the Paint! In this all new and updated version, Violent J reads his classic autobiography that stands as one of the most uncompromising and uncensored memoirs ever told! Featuring guest appearances from ICP's Shaggy 2 Dope and other guest stars, this is the story you've waited years to hear, direct from the mouth of Violent J himself!

©2003 Psychoapthic Records, Inc. (P)2016 Psychoapthic Records, Inc.

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I'm no Juggalo but I'm definitely down with the clown

Violent J doesn't just read this, he tells it all to you In a way that makes even the most mundane portions of the book highly entertaining. I'm not big on their music, but I definitely believe ICP is a good thing for this world. Clown Love!

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Good read even if you are not a juggalo

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, its a great story about the struggles before ICP got famous and to some it might be inspiring, I recommend this to anyone.

What was one of the most memorable moments of ICP: Behind the Paint?

I got to say the time they were on the road and almost got killed by men in black robes, scary but a great story.

Have you listened to any of Violent J’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Music yes

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

This is a great example of don't judge a book by its cover, just because its from ICP don't mean it's not a great story, love every single minute of it. All though the way Violent J talked was a little annoying sometimes, but it was worth it.

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great story

read the book and loved it. listened to the audio and loved it even more!

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Easily the best Audiobook (music) out there!

I'm telling you ninjas right now... if you are an ICP fan or even a buffalo who hasn't heard this yet? Pull a Violent J and get a free trial subscription and redeem your free credit towards this bad boy. I read Behind the Paint about a year after it came out way back when and I'm telling you, the Audiobook version beats the hell out of the book. J adds so much extra s**t that ain't in the actual book.

Do yourself a favor ninjas, get this Audiobook anyway you can. It will be the freshest 24 hours of your life!

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Whoop whoop 💯🤡❤️

A great behind the scenes look at the history of ICP. Violent J does an amazing job of telling the story!! Very funny and couldn’t stop listening...

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great hearing how it all started

great hearing how it all started from kids to 6th jokers card dope he narrated his own story was really interested and literally listened for days as I worked driving trucks cant wait for second book

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The Struggle is Real for a JuGGaLO ... MMFWCL

Much-needed book that I needed to read. and finally going to set the time to do it.. I've been down with the CLOWN since 94.. guess you could consider me an OG.. pass this story.on.. & on..

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woop woop

the audiobook was awesome and wait more fresh then the original. all kinds of extra flavor

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Ridiculous Fun!

One of the most entertaining audio books I have ever heard! Lots of material here not from original printed book.

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  • Dale
  • BAYTOWN, TX
  • 05-14-19

Down with the clown till I’m dead in the ground!

This whole book is fucking beautiful. Such a great in depth look into the world of ICP during the first 6 joker cards. Everything from The Butterfly to Dark Lotus and the Wraith Era. Such a dope ass read for juggalos and non juggalos. Whoop Whoop!

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  • mr liam clarke
  • 11-16-16

Thank you violent J

I didn't want this book to end!

AMAZING!!!

can't wait for the next chapter

JUGGALO FOR LIFE!

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  • Paul Ashford
  • 11-15-16

Thank you ICP!

Once upon a time I found a strange single EP called Hokus Pokus (headhunterz edition) and low and behold 20 years later I'm listening to an audio book by violent J. what started as mere curiosity spiralled into obsession as I was absorbed into the dark carnival. If you are a juggalo, you know what I mean. This book brought back so many feelings and emotions that I felt when I first discovered icp and their story. Thank you icp for all the incredible and fresh nostalgia. it answers many questions, explores J's upbringing, details the struggle, the success, the ups and downs, all while inspiring you to do the same. Failure is NOT an option.

I could listen to this book all day. I couldn't WAIT to go out for a walk or grab a bus or hop in my car. sadly I completed it but god Damn am I gonna listen to it again!

this book is Inspiring, real, beautiful, crazy, hilarious, sad, exciting, and very VERY FRESH

Thank you J amd Shaggy.

Much Irish clown love.

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  • chris
  • 11-01-16

Best autobiography, full of the truth!

Everything about it was great. Violent J tells his life story very well. His narration is on point and ropes you in to every line. The extra flavour at the end was pure and fresh.

Read it

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  • Chris
  • 10-18-19

Love them or hate them, their story is compelling.

An excellently told story of a polarising group who overcame so much to entertain so many. Highly recommended.

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  • Will
  • 01-23-19

Whoop Whoop!!

perfect for Juggalos old and new! hearing the true story of the wicked clowns straight from the mouth of Joe Bruce has been amazing!

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  • Carl Chivers
  • 03-29-18

utterly brilliant

an amazing, informative and inspirational story. just listen to it. even if you have no interest

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  • Gavin
  • 02-22-18

Somehow managed improve on the original text!

Having read the original hardback way back on release I wasn't sure what the audio could bring to the proceedings. However I was pleased to find violent J's narration, sound effects and occasional off book ramblings made for an entirely new experience. As a juggalo for the better part of 20 years I have an appreciation for all things ICP or psychopathic, but even for those who may not be such ardent fans there really is a lot to enjoy about this book.
It is long though....extremely long! But amazingly remained entertaining for it's almost day long running time!

Highly recommended to hardcore fans or even those with just a passing interest. I can't wait for the sequel!

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  • Greig
  • 02-19-18

eye opening

I loved this book violent J is the bomb can't wait for th
the next book

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  • Leonard
  • 05-09-17

A great story

I'm not a fan of their music, but if 50% of what was said is true - then a great rags to rich story - well Juggalo rich

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-08-19

Inspiring

I really enjoyed this read. Especially coming from the author however there are some instances where it becomes childish and his sense of humour is an acquired taste. Overall I loved the read its a very personal and enjoyable look into his side of the life he has lead. Very inspiring. Listened to this about 4 times since I got it.