Tuesday, November 22, 2016

"Hiarm Clark Hustler", Viper album review

Viper is a rapper from TX, mostly known for his song "You'll Cowards Don't Even Smoke Crack". With over a million views on YouTube, it is without a doubt his most popular. But the listless rhyming and shuffling production can be hard to take seriously, especially for a more casual listener. Is there something more to Viper than typos, lazy delivery, and even lazier album covers? I'm here to give you a verdict on what exactly to expect from a full Viper album. Namely I am speaking of his 2012 album, Hiram Clark Hustler.
I bought this album on Amazon on a whim after hearing "Because of My Hops". It's a digital MP3 copy, so no physical review for this album. I'm unsure if physical copies were even ever pressed.

The album:
As a complete project, Hiram Clark Hustler is not impressive. It isn't the sort of CD that I'm going to sit down and listen to again, at least in its entirety. But that isn't to say that this project is completely lackluster. There are absolutely moments to appreciate, whether it's the violent tracks like Quick Blast, laid back tunes like Because of My Hops, or even songs like Maybe, with warm synths and cheesy sampling that starts to skirt the realm of R&B. While the lyrical themes do vary on the CD, often times the rhyming is too boring to actually be captivating, and what you might find yourself doing is just jamming out to the relaxed, bassy production instead. And that really is neither a good or bad thing, but unconventional, and very easily unappealing to most listeners that will have a higher expectation when it comes to the execution of vocals.
     The tracklist drags with track lengths up to around 5-6 minutes long, and neither the production or rapping are eventful enough to keep the listener actually engaged. This is kind of music that you just vibe to, a drug record, cloud-rap style album that isn't meant to be admired for A list production or rapid-fire rhyming. Even though there are some great cuts on this album, the entire project as a whole is too boring for me to seriously recommend to anybody, but if you're looking for some chill music to bump in the background while you do something else, Hiram Clark Hustler is a solid pick. Some of the more mature themes may surprise you, and you may be shocked by the ability to relate to an artist with a personality like Viper. If you can go in with an open mind, by the end of Hiram Clark Hustler, you will at least understand the appeal, and at best, you may become a fan of this style of music.

"Hiram Clark Hustler" by Viper: 3/5

- Chill music to vibe to
- Unique production and rhyme styles

- Tracklist can drag (Long track times, uneventful production/rhyming, boring theme)

Monday, October 26, 2015

"The Marvelous Missing Link: Lost" Insane Clown Posse album review

The Marvelous Missing Link: Lost is the first half of the the third Joker's card in the 2nd set, released in 2015. It comes directly before The Marvelous Missing Link: Found.
Conceptually, the two albums are meant to represent faith. Lost is meant to symbolize what life is like if you do not have faith (in a god, or gods), and Found is supposed to represent what life is like after you find your faith.

I won't be talking about physicals.
Psychopathic Records did a pre-order promotion where, if you pre-ordered the CD, you would get a special limited edition version which came with a holographic 3-D cover. I have never seen the graphics for the CD, but I do own the LE version.

The Marvelous Missing Link: Lost is meant to simulate hopelessness, chaos, death, depression and degradation due to faithlessness. Conceptually, Lost is similar to Hell's Pit, but different musically and culturally. It is the flipside of Found, which reflects what life is like after you've found your faith. Violent J had even claimed that Lost was scarier than Hell's Pit at one point (http://www.faygoluvers.net/v5/2015/02/exclusive-interview-with-violent-j-in-hatchet-herald), but is that really true? Do these two albums, so distant from each other, even deserve comparison? Further, is Lost really scarier than its epic ancestor, Hell's Pit?
     Lost is not scarier than Hell's Pit, but it is a lot more straightforward. After the Wraith came out, everyone knew that I.C.P. was really trying to lead people to God. This time around, instead of trying to lead you to God, they are trying to lead you to your own, personal faith. Whatever that faith may be. What that means for Lost is that they aren't hosting any ambiguity about the purpose of the CD. This album is about what it is like to be without your gods. They will tell you this in different ways throughout the album directly and indirectly, but in interesting and entertaining ways.
     The CD starts with two opening tracks that serve to set the mood of the record. What this translates to musically is six minutes during which you'll be told, over and over again, to find your faith. These opening tracks are not spooky, more melodic, though not especially enjoyable to listen to. It makes the beginning of the CD boring, but once this extended introduction is over things start to really pick up. The next two tracks, "Apocalypse" and "Shock" are adrenaline-fueled tracks meant to symbolize the chaos and destruction associated with being faithless or Lost. The presence of chaos is a consistent theme on the CD that rears itself differently as you venture through Lost, which is welcome (and well-executed) although it is not a new concept.
     One way in which Lost is different from Hell's Pit is that Lost is much more melodic. Tracks like You Should Know and I See the Devil have softer, sung choruses, and tracks like Falling Apart and How are more traditionally rock right down to the crooning of the hooks. While the lyrical and musical variety is very welcome, Hell's Pit was scary because of the unpredictable, slower, and scattered lyricism. This style of music makes very brief appearances on Lost (Vomit, and Flamethrower for example), but is not focused on to the extent that it was in Hell's Pit.
     The Marvelous Missing Link: Lost consists mostly of electronic production with occasional singing and sparse instrumentation. Musically, the CD is mostly successful and pleasant to listen to. There are a nice handful of songs to come back for, but Lost is an experience better taken whole. Filler is mostly nonexistent, and the tracklist is well-arranged and conclusive. While the production is different (It has been compared to dubstep/electronic), the Posse manages to work with the new sound and make it sound pretty fresh.
     Lost will not be the skin-crawling experience that Hell's Pit was, and it may not be the wig-flipping experience that you hoped it would be. But Lost should satisfy you because it is, above all, a solid release for the Insane Clown Posse. If you're a Juggalo, you should peep this album, but whether or not you decide to buy it is entirely up to you. If you aren't a Juggalo, Lost will probably not be the Insane Clown Posse album that draws you into the Dark Carnival. But you might dig it anyway, so maybe check out a couple of the tracks and see if it's your thing or not.

The Marvelous Missing Link: Lost by the Insane Clown Posse gets a: 3/5!

Strong points:

- Consistent production
- Lyrical, conceptual, musical variety
- Well-arranged tracklist

Weak points:
- Takes a while for the album to pick up
- Art is a bit weak
-  Confederate Flag and Neighbors Are Fighting could have been cut

Monday, October 12, 2015

"The Marvelous Missing Link: Found" Insane Clown Posse album review

The Marvelous Missing Link is not a regular I.C.P. album.

Released in the Summer of 2015 (at the Gathering), Found is the newest major release by the Insane Clown Posse. It is the second album of the third Joker's Card in the Dark Carnival mythology, coming very recently after the first album of the third card, Lost. The album was unveiled at the 20th annual Hallowicked show in Detroit, and has since been unleashed on the world.
For those of you who do not know about the third Joker's Card, these two newest albums are analogies for finding your faith. While Insane Clown Posse talks about God (The Christian God) frequently, the CD isn't about belonging to a church of a specific god. Found is about what life is like after you've found your faith, no matter if that faith is in the gods or elsewhere. This album wants you to know that life is invaluable and special.

I won't be talking about the physicals, because that is back at home in Rhode Island.


When I first heard about the two albums and their concept, I could not help but think about the Wraith era. It sounded like I.C.P. was trying to recreate that era of music in the modern day, and tweak it just a bit. While it's easy to hate on these CDs because of that similarity, it's also quite narrow-minded. These albums are similar to the Wraith and Hell's Pit in concept, but musically and culturally, not similar at all.
     Found is a very explicit album, but not in the way you might expect from the wicked clowns. Found starts with an intro from Jumpsteady telling you that you'll be okay, because you've found your faith. After the intro the album comes together with Found, another track about finding faith. These opening songs, like the intros on the Wraith and Hell's Pit, help set the mood of the album before the "meat" of the release. So it takes a little while for the CD to pick up.
     Psychopathic Records worked with a lot of in-house producers (Kuma, Young Wicked, Mike P.) along with Seven of Strange Music. It's worthy to note that Mike E. Clark was not a part of this project. Musically, Found is mostly a success. The production is very clean and consistent, while remaining a fresh, new sound for the Juggalos to get with. It isn't dark or morbid, but soft, gentle and uplifting. There's piano and light bass, and lots of feel-good chimes that make the album stand out from anything else I.C.P. has done. But while Found sounds pleasant musically, it is far from a perfect album.
     As you venture through the disc, it's easy to notice the filler. Tracks like "Get Clowned", "I Fucked a Cop", and "Lost at the Carnival" don't add much to the atmosphere of the CD, which makes Found a bit annoying to listen to. "I Fucked a Cop" is exactly what it sounds like. It's a story about Shaggy 2 Dope's quest to holla at some police neden, only to be disappointed when the neden is less than he expected. The track isn't wicked nor is it uplifting, and just exists on the album because it can. There are a nice handful of tracks like this on the CD that don't have any purpose other than adding some unnecessary goofiness to Found. Beyond that, these tracks aren't especially pleasant to listen to either and with the amount of filler on the CD, Found could have been a really stellar EP. There is a lot of music here that will leave you scratching your head thinking about how these tracks managed to get pressed onto such an important release.
     Where Found shines is the bleeding, passionate and most importantly, genuine nature of the CD. I.C.P. is really hoping to change some lives with this record. Unfortunately, the content of the release was not executed well enough to really grab you. Found will pull some heart strings, elicit some laughter and make you think seriously about the way you're living. Are you happy? Do you love the people around you? It's very hard to truly enjoy this album when these messages are interrupted by tracks like Pineapple Pizza that don't do much to add to the atmosphere of the album, other than generate silly goofiness to try and get a laugh out of you.
     Found is not a bad CD, but if you're crossing your fingers for a Wraith 2.0, you're sadly mistaken. I will say that out of the two CDs of the third card, I liked Lost a lot better than Found. I won't get into why, as that would constitute another review, but know that Found is an album you don't need. If you are going to buy it, get the physical so you can appreciate the artwork, but Found is far from I.C.P.'s strongest work. The tracks that you will be coming back for are few and far between, and while the feel-good theme of the CD is refreshing and genuine, there is too much junk on the CD for Found to really shine.

Nonetheless, Found is an I.C.P. release and it very much sounds like one. If you are a fan of their music, I'd recommend at least listening to it. If you aren't a fan of their music, Found will definitely not make you one. There are many other CDs in their career to choose from if you're new to them.

The Marvelous Missing Link by the Insane Clown Posse receives a: 2.3/5!

Strong points:

- Found will make you think seriously, pull at your heart strings, and make you laugh
- Consistent production
- Varying lyrical themes

Weak points:
- Way too much filler
- Not super into the new art
- Too playful (Frivolous)

Sunday, February 15, 2015

"The Money Store", Death Grips album review

"The Money Store"
This Death Grips album was released in 2012, three years ago. At this point Death Grips already had many accolades and a cult following that would only continue to grow as their career moved onward. The Money Store is along the Sophmore years of the group, being the third release overall. The members of the group remain the same.

Death Grips tends to be a controversial group, and one facet of their is their strange album covers. When you buy this in the store, there's a sticker that's censoring a pair of female mammaries on the cover. When you unwrap it, you can see the tits. The cover is some weird sadomasochism art, an androgynous female on a leash being held by what I assume is a scantily-dressed female sadist smoking a cig. The back cover are someone's legs, with the track listing printed over one of them. The listing itself looks handwritten, and the album title is beneath.
The cover art is a booklet, most of which is occupied for lyrics of each song. The back of it is a picture, but it's hard to tell what's going on, and I guess that's the whole point. On the last page of the booklet there are production credits for the album and a picture of MC Ride's eye. The CD art is a close-up of the leash from the cover art, with the artist and CD title as well as licensing shit printed on it. Nothing in the CD rest.

This album is a garbled mess of horrid bass-heavy noise and inane growling, that goes on and on for the better part of an hour. As easily as I can say this music is horrid, I can also praise it musically for the same reasons I can denounce it. The production on this album is great, and is very much electronically produced with some live drum instrumentation. It's experimental rap with an inclination towards noise, and the vocalizing is mostly comprised of nonsensical yelling. It's not club shit, but a lot of it sounds like something you'd hear at some kind of hedonistic rave. Somewhere between the undulating bass and screeching mechanics that collectively are the production of the album, there is something to be appreciated and that is that this music doesn't claim to be anything. The music is what it is, and you either like it or you don't. Musically, I think it is an improvement over the group's previous release Exmilitary, which I've reviewed in the past, but I wouldn't say that The Money Store is a phenomenal album. But this album is an intense experience, and while I love that fact I also loathe it, for the band's strengths are once more its greatest flaws. I appreciate The Money Store, but as through the fine lens of the telescope, I remain distant from the true fanaticism this group has cultivated. While I can see myself coming back to this CD in the future, it would never be for more than a few minutes at a time. The Money Store is not a fantastic album, but if you're into the loud nothingness this music exudes, it might be worth your money.

"The Money Store" by Death Grips earns a: 2.7/5!

Strong points:
- Musically, The Money Store is a solid album
- There is something to be appreciated among the heavy bass and mechanical dins that comprise the production of this album

Weak points:
- The vocalizing is far from avant-garde, and is genuinely nothing short of nonsensical blather

The censored cover art. The Money Store censor is a sticker on the cover art so that it can be sold in stores, and the art becomes uncensored when you remove the plastic. I'm sure you can find the uncensored art somewhere, maybe on Death Grip's website, but I can't be bothered to find it.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

"The Darkness", Twiztid album review

This album came out...four days ago, on the 27th of January (2015). I'm hitting you up with the straight facts on this new, long-awaited album from the Demented Duo.
    We've all been waiting for this album. The anticipation has been growing and now, after all the teasing and hinting is done, it's right here. After a series of extended plays and mixtapes released over the year, here it is, the new shit. This is the group's first actual album since leaving Psychopathic Records, so then, what the fuck is up with it? Was it even worth the wait?
Fuck yeah, it was.
They say that
Those in hell don't come back
Eternally in pits of Darkness
It's the hardest thing to,
Break someone free.
These graphics are pretty fresh. The art is actually a slip-cover with a big circle cut in the front to reveal that ghastly looking blue girl. It's an interesting cover, but instead of going into it in full detail I'll let you see for yourself below. The back of the slip cover has the track list and licensing shit, while the back of the actual CD case has some words on Darkness as an actual existence. It's interesting. The cover art is a folded poster, with production credits and art on one side and more art on the other side. Great work by whoever did the art. The CD art is kind of like the cover art of Freek Show but in a much more artistic rendition and in the same style as the rest of The Darkness. Same kind of thing in the CD rest. The graphics for this album are beautiful and would capture the eye of a wandering customer. I like it a lot and it was one of the things that made me excited for the album. There are a lot of tiny details that exist if you care to look for them, and are just overall very well-done.

This exceeds expectations. It's been a while; the last actual album Twiztid released was Abominationz back in 2012. Everything else has been a mixtape or extended play. So there was a lot hinging on this album, and there was a lot of talk going on. Musically, I think this might be Twiztid's best album to date. With the collection of different producers as well as varying lyrical themes, it's safe to say this album has a very versatile sound. Not in a scattered way, but in ways that all seem to connect and point to one thing: The Darkness. It's very clever and I like what they did with this CD.
     The Darkness is a very good listen and cover a few different musical grounds. There's some very hip-hop sounds, some heavy rock, a bit of old school, and different lyrical styles that vary track-to-track. It ushers in a new era of music for Twiztid while not forgetting their past, but moving forward with their sound in interesting ways as they always have been.
     Expect to be entertained and occasionally creeped out by this CD. There are entertaining skits throughout the CD, and even a track at the end entitled "The Exorcism" that is literally just mixed screams and sounds of suffering over some soft music. I wouldn't say that this album is perfect, but if you're a fan of Twiztid then you will be very pleased with this new shit they done and did. I encourage you to check it out, it's very entertaining and worth the money you'd be putting out. There are also three bonus tracks on the CD that are from different releases. The bonus tracks are all fairly new, like "Breakdown", which is from the Get Twizitd EP and "A Place in the Woods" (the only track on the CD with a feature, I'll add) which was a single they released while on tour. I'm not a super-hardcore collector, so I don't know if the versions on this CD are the exact same as the other renditions of the songs, but they are a welcome addition and add some more freshness to the CD while not fucking up the flow of the album. If you care about the wicked underground, then you should definitely be checking this out.

"The Darkness" by Twiztid has earned: 4.2/5!

Strong points:
- Very strong musically
- Variety of sound and producers
- Clever, varied lyricism that all points towards the same entity: The Darkness
- Bonus tracks are definitely a plus
- Consistent track listing

I'm unsure what to identify as weak points. I was actually sitting down at my workspace thinking to myself, "What do I not like about this CD?" Instead of forcing myself to come up with something, I think I'm going to conclude the review here. Thanks for checking this out homies. Have a wicked afternoon.

Friday, January 30, 2015

"The House: Remixes", Lo Key EP review

Remember "The House"? Remember how bad it was? If The House was that bad, then this remix of the original extended play must also be bad, right? Not quite. Somehow, Lo Kevelli managed to make the whole EP, well, not sound like shit. This extended play came out in 2006, which is only a year after The House was originally released. I don't know the history of this piece, but it can be assumed that it was originally released as a free download at first. I'm also not sure how well-received it was, but I can assume that it went pretty well keeping in mind that The House was a very popular release in Loke's career.

The cover art is cool, but not great. If it was on a shelf in a music store, which it isn't and never will be, it would have caught my eye. There are a few different versions of the cover art, but they mostly look the same. It's Loke silhouetted against a dark green cloudy sky, with his name written stylistically above him and the album title beneath him. You'll see it below. Track listing is on the back, and there are some pictures of a very pale baby with soulless eyes looking out. The graphics are so minimalist that the release date or company name aren't on the CD anywhere, so I had to go to Loke's webstore for the deets. The cover art is a slip with an Infectshop advert on the back. The art for the CD is different too, it's a green demon-looking creature set against darkeness with its mouth open. Nothing in the CD rest.

Like I said, this remix album is a huge step-up from the original extended play. I'm not sure how it's this much better than the original, but the production value is much higher. Since the style of production is much improved, it makes the lyricism sound a lot less monotonous and is a drastic help for the EP. The sound is much more eerie and melodic, which fits the EP a lot more than the sound of the original release. Here the tracks are very solid, and while the lyrical message has not changed at all, it is at least now pleasing to listen to. The House: Remixes is not incredible, but it's a hell of a lot better than the original release. You don't need this extended play at all, but I will tell you that I'd recommend it over the original any day. If you want a solid remix album, here is a good place to find one. If you're the average listener, though, 12.99 is still a lot to pay for five songs. So this is probably more for the collectors than anything else, unless you buy it digitally.

"The House: Remixes" by Lo Key gets a: 3/5!

Strong points:
- Production has really ramped up since the original
- Graphics are pretty neat

Weak points:
- While this release is much better than the original extended play, it doesn't stand out in Lo Key's career and can thus be deemed a mediocre release in the grand scheme of things.

I think this is the original cover art for this EP

This is the version that is up on display on Loke's website, but the cover art below is what's actually on the CD.

This is the actual cover art. Notice the added eyes, lack of a mask, and marginally cleaner lettering.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

"The Wraith: Shangri-La", Insane Clown Posse album review

Ninjas, it's been a long fucking time. So here it is. A new, fresh-ass review.
We are going to review one the largest releases in the history of the Juggalo world - period. The Wraith.
     So here's some background. This album came out in 2004, and at this point the Juggalos had been around for a long time. This is the second-to-last Joker's Card in the first deck, the last one being Hell's Pit. The idea is that you had The Wraith, which is supposed to represent heaven, and Hell's Pit, which is mean to represent the underworld. There is a lot of history to this album, but what I will say is that this album is supposed to be very uplifting and positive. You can actually feel it when you're listening to the album - the pure good-heartedness that went into this album. Additionally, this was after ICP's fallout with Mike E. Clark, and Mike Puwal was the primary producer for this album. I'll speak more on that when it comes time to talk about the content. While I loved this album, I'll point out that it's been cited as their worst release of all time. Other reviews have been generally crappy as well. I didn't understand it at first, but having listened to the album myself I truly understand.
     This is seriously an album for the Juggalos.
I'm not sure if this was always true, but all copies of The Wraith that I've seen come with some bonus material. I will talk more of that later. Anyway, I bring it up because the case is a 2-disc with the music on the front and DVD on the back. Mine is the seminar, and it came in the First Six boxset, so all of the DVDs that came with The Wraith in the boxset are the seminar.
     The cover is The Wraith himself, with a crow on his shoulder and arm outstretched longingly. He sprouts from a book, a spectral presence. It will be pictured below. The back has the entire track listing stylized very interestingly. It's in a huge sweeping art, close together and actually a little annoying to read. It's set against clouds just as the front cover is.
     The front cover is actually a slip, and on the back is a picture of Jay and Shags in Wraith-era paint. But there's a nice booklet that comes with the album, not attached to the front cover. It holds all of the lyrics for all of the songs, including the ones that are within the same track (Which can get confusing). Along with the lyrics are all the production credits and lots of pictures of Shags and Jay taken for the album specifically. At the back of the album is the Story of the Butterfly, enlightening you to the message of the butterfly if you don't already know. And if you don't know, I ain't gonna tell ya. You can look it up, read the slip, or ask the big J himself if you ever see him.

You gotta think about from different perspectives. For Shags and Jay, this was basically the end of the road. After these next two albums were finished, that was it, the Dark Carnival was done.
     For the Juggalos, this was supposed to be the bomb shit they were waiting for. This was going to be something real fucking big in their world, lots of anticipation, especially since it was the second-to-last Joker's Card.
     To me, it was just a Joker's Card that came out in 2004. I was fucking eight years old when this shit came out. I didn't grow up around anyone who bumped the wicked shit, and I couldn't tell you what a Juggalo was if you asked me. Now, having listened to it means something very different.
     Musically, this is a very fucking nice CD. Since these last two albums were basically the end of the road for them (Or so they thought) they put all of their being into this. Their blood, sweat, tears, and positive energy was all spent right up into this here CD. You can feel their energy when you bump the shit, it's fresh.
     This album is different from other shit. There's a lot of positive and free-spirit energy here. A lot of the tracks are very rock-influenced, with a heavy rock vibes coming off a lot of the tracks. It fits the nature of the album and adds to the positive, free-spirit tune the CD carries. In terms of lyrical content, some of the tracks are just pure fun, and some tracks take on a serious uplifting tone. In the past, ICP had done a lot of speaking out in a cynical way. But instead of pointing fingers, it paints a picture that instead says, "Enjoy your life, you are family, and when you're ready, here is the light". That said, if you are not a Juggalo, this CD is not made for you. Which is why it actually made sense why the reviews are so shit. It's hard to grasp the nature of this CD when you have no idea who the fuck these guys are or what they're talking about, and that detracts from the quality of the album.
    But even with that aside, musically this CD is really good. They have lots of live instrumentation going on - pianos, guitars and shit that add to the freshness of the CD as a whole. Mike Puwal does a fantastic job standing in Clark's big shoes and running the show. Something that is noticeable is that this CD doesn't have as much of a goofy "Carnival" sound that other ICP albums have, perhaps that was intentional, or maybe it just happened because Clark didn't have a hand in this at all. Features are minimal, and this CD is almost always just ICP save for a few tracks here and there. The features are a welcome edition and all the other tracks do very fine without them. While there are actually few features, this album was very much a group project as evidenced from the production credits.
     There is not much more I can say. If you're a Juggalo, you should appreciate everything about this CD. If you aren't, you really don't have a reason to buy this CD. This isn't some Riddlebox or Bang! Pow! Boom! that you can just listen to, it's the second-to-last Joker's Card and it was meant to send a message to all the ninjas with everything ICP had. But hey, this CD is some seriously good shit, so maybe cop it anyway. Even if you aren't a Juggalo, there will be something that you can appreciate about this CD, whether it's the live instrumentation or the contrarian lyricism, you can find something to like about The Wraith. Long story short though, I'd recommend it to any Lo who hasn't heard it yet.

Seminar DVD bonus material:
This is the Insane Clown Posse seminar where the sixth Joker's Card was unveiled to the Juggalos, in 2004. Joe Bruce goes through the whole history up to that point, from Carnival of Carnage to The Wraith: Shangri-La and Hell's Pit. There's plenty of antics inbetween, but the speech itself is very powerful. It's Joe Bruce speaking to the Juggalos, straight up, from the center of his soul. There are times that I wanted to clap and hollar along with the crowd, even though I wasn't there and it happened over ten years ago. Clearly there is something moving about this material if you're actually into their shit. If you aren't a Juggalo, then this bonus DVD probably means nothing to you. It doesn't beat or match the feeling of being around the fam, but this DVD is a nice little addition of freshness for the Juggalos to peep out. I liked it a lot. It's about an hour long and both versions of the Sixth are revealed at the end of it. There's the main menu which has two options: click The Wraith for production credits on the DVD and click the play button to view the seminar. That's about it.

The Wraith: Shangri La recieves a: 4/5!
(Oh heeeellll yeah)

Strong points:

- Mike P fucks it up
- The theme of heaven and positivity do a lot of justice to give this album a hearty weight, and it will definitely have an effect on you if you like Insane Clown Posse
- The rock influences give a heavy energy to this CD and will leave your ears ringing pleasantly
- Shags and J put every once of their being into making this album be the most it could be, which was an embodiment of all their positive emotions, both personally and of the family

There's nothing wrong with this album, so there are no weak points. If you don't like this CD, I don't know what it would be that bugs you. The only thing that pissed people off was that at the end of the CD, they announced the Joker's Cards to be the presence of god, and that god was always the force driving the Joker's Cards forth. I'm not a religious fellow, I'm secular, and I appreciate that they were trying to say something positive even if it is in a way that I can't really relate to.
Oh, and Happy fucking Hatchet Holidays. I hope y'all motherfuckers had a bomb-ass Christmas and new years. I love you motherfuckers, fam. Until next time homies.

Take my hand, and come to Shangri-La.