Ask A Juggalo

Joker’s Cards?

It A Sin To Listen To ICP ?


This week in the Detroit Metro Times, Vinnie Monaster is asked in the ‘Ask A Juggalo‘ column: “Can you tell non-Juggalos what a ‘Joker’s Card’ is?.”

“It’s what they promised us from the beginning: There will be six eras, six sets of “joker’s cards.”A joker’s card is another way of saying the major full-length albums by the Insane Clown Posse. The ICP guys have already delivered six of their first set of joker’s cards. That was Carnival of Carnage, The Ringmaster, Riddle Box, The Great Milenko,The Amazing Jeckel Brothers, and then two full-length albums representing one joker’s card: The Wraith: Shangri-La and The Wraith: Hell’s Pit. And that was six official full-length solid complete albums. And after those first six joker’s cards fell, it’s been explained that a vision — basically like a dream — came to Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope, and they were able to take the vision and put it into lyrical format and create a full-length album explaining that era. All six cards fell and they decided to make a second set of joker’s cards…”

You can find the rest of Vinnie the ICP Kid’s answer on the Detroit Metro Times website.


This was a good question.  You see, I am a Juggalette, but I’m a very young and very new one.  I am still learning.  Naptown Mike gave me the position to write ‘Ask A Juggalo‘ so that I may learn more by reading Vinnie Monaster’s column.  It has really been helping.  I’ve known about the Joker’s Cards and have wanted them, but I didn’t know the reason and meaning behind them.  Now that I do know, thanks to Vinnie Monaster, it makes me realize their importance and it makes me want to get them even more-so now.