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ICP Define, Defend "Miracles"

By Marcus Gilmer in Arts & Entertainment on Apr 26, 2010 2:20PM

2010_04_26_icp.jpg Okay, we admit this story's connection to our website is tenuous at best, but given that we've not only run both the original video of the ICP song "Miracles" as well as the SNL parody version - not to mention those Juggalo updates for the downstate Gathering of the Juggalos - we felt compared to share this [via], in which Violent J of the ICP defends the now (in)famous song against, well, "haters." So how do they break the song's lyrics down? Warning: the language ahead is not safe to read out loud at work. Or for your soul. We will now patiently await Violent J's Foster-Wallace-esque memoir, "Consider The Giraffe."

On what they consider a "miracle" to be:
...we’ve always thought it meant something fuckin’ amazing and incredible. A fuckin’ special, awesome event of some kind. A great, wonderful thing. A fuckin’ miracle.

On their hatred of scientists:
Yes, most of the miracles we mention can easily be explained away by science, that’s why we say the line “fuck scientists.” Their factual findings sometimes explain away the Earth’s cool mysteries. Part of me wishes they were lying. Part of me doesn't want to know how they really make crop circles. My imagination wants to believe it’s aliens or somethin’. If people can’t relate to that, then that’s their loss. I mean, seriously, it must truly suck to have no imagination about these things. Us Juggalos have deep imaginations, and an awesome sense of humor.

On the question of how magnets work:
Magnets were like magic to me as a kid. You could move things across the table without actually touching them! I found that shit amazing and I still do. If you don’t like that, have a dick for dinner.

On the "haters":

  • The truth is it don’t make us mad to see all the hate “Miracles” gets from the mainstream. We’ve been “The Most Hated Band in The World” for many years. Without all the hate on the outside, it wouldn’t be as warm as it is on the inside with the Juggalo Fam. Instead, all the hate “Miracles” generates makes us sad. Sad for the haters.
  • Maybe you mother fuckers should relax that wound up, extra tense bitch ass of yours for a minute and go smoke a joint or somethin’. Be an individual, step out and away from the flow of the crowd. Take a time out, open up ya mind and then peep the giraffe. Try to appreciate some of these miracles, bitch.
  • We feel like these haters are the big dumb, popular jocks ganging up on the little class clown scrub. When they have no idea the scrub is really a highly skilled, deadly, ninja assassin capable of cleaning their fuckin’ clocks.