Though derided by critics as being an irreverent group that prides itself on songs about violence, hatred and demonic imagery, the Detroit-based duo Insane Clown Posse is highly regarded by its die-hard fans, who consider what the group does to be apex of musical purity. The outfit's origins were planted in the late-1980s, when the group's two members organized a quasi gang and felt a sense of familiarity comfort they'd never experienced before. As the two began listening to more and more hip-hop, they decided to pursue a career as rappers. In a ploy to attract fans, the duo packed its songs with twisted themes and stories of maniacal escapades. The two crowned their style of music horrorcore and started painting their faces, when performing. After releasing a few albums and playing a prolific amount of shows in its native Detroit, Insane Clown Posse's notoriety began to grown by leaps and bounds. Though the group might be better known for its sadistic image, than music--over the years, ICP has amassed throngs of fans (who call themselves juggalos and juggalette) that turn out in droves for the theatrical concert spectacle that Insane Clown Posse prides itself on.