In the world of the late '90s, that was more than enough to get them a recording contract with a major label, though the release of their 1997 album, The Great Milenko, came with a bit of controversy.
Now just a duo, ICP were originally formed in 1989 as a hardcore Detroit rap group called Inner City Posse.
After the release of 1994's The Ringmaster, ICP began to get a bit of attention as a possible follower of cartoon metal bands like GWAR and Green Jelly.
But if I did, I'd probably show you that I care By taking all these other mother fuckers outta here I'd go through your phone book, and whack em all And find contestant number one and break his fucking jaw WHAT?!In a bizarre twist, yet another major label, Island Records, stepped in to release the album and capitalize on the notoriety ICP had garnered.That notoriety only increased thanks to several incidents that kept them in the headlines: J was arrested after clubbing an audience member with his microphone in late 1997, and shortly thereafter, the group's tour bus ran off the road, leaving J with a concussion.Let's meet contestant number one He's a schizophrenic, serial killer clown Who says, woman love his sexy smile Let's find out if his charm will work on Sharon Sharon, what's your question?Contestant number one, I believe first impressions last forever So let's say you were to come over to my parent's house And have dinner with me and my family Tell me what you would do to make That first impression really stick CONTESTANT NUMBER 1 Let's see hmmm, well, I'd have to think about it I might show up in a tux, HA!