A Carnival Christmas

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A Carnival Christmas
Cover to the original edition of the album
EP by Insane Clown Posse
Released December 6, 1994
Recorded 1994
Genre Horrorcore
Label Psychopathic Records
Island Records (reissue)
Producer Mike E. Clark
Insane Clown Posse chronology
The Terror Wheel
(1994)
A Carnival Christmas
(1994)
Forgotten Freshness
(1995)
Alternative cover
1997 reissue.
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

A Carnival Christmas is the third EP by American hip hop group Insane Clown Posse, released on December 6, 1994 by Psychopathic Records. It was reissued in 1997 by Island Records with alternate artwork. The reissue removed the EP's final two tracks.[2] The first two songs on the EP are included in the compilation Forgotten Freshness Volumes 1 & 2. It is the 5th overall release by Insane Clown Posse.

Production[edit]

"Santa Killas" contains a sample from the Cher song Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves. "Santa Killas" featured a guest verse by Mike E. Clark and Fink the Eastside G, a local rapper.[2] ICP had a falling out with Fink after he stole money from Psychopathic Records.[2]

Legacy[edit]

"Santa Killas" has the first known use of the Juggalo slang "Whoop whoop!" which later became a greeting among fans. "Santa Killas" and "It's Coming" were removed from the EP when it was reissued by Island Records. ICP explained that the tracks were "outdated".[2] "It's Coming" is a teaser for ICP's then-upcoming album, Riddle Box, which was the third Joker's Card.

Track listing[edit]

Original release
No. Title Length
1. "Santa's a Fat Bitch"   4:22
2. "Red Christmas"   5:15
3. "Santa Killas" (featuring Mike E. Clark and Fink the Eastside G) 5:57
4. "It's Coming"   4:09
Total length:
19:44
Island reissue
No. Title Length
1. "Santa's a Fat Bitch"   4:22
2. "Red Christmas"   5:13
Total length:
9:37

Personnel[edit]

  • Violent J – vocals, composer
  • Shaggy 2 Dope – vocals, turntables
  • Fink the Eastside G – guest vocals
  • Mike E. Clark – turntables, production, guest vocals, engineer, mixing

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ a b c d Bruce, Joseph; Hobey Echlin (August 2003). "Complete Discography". In Nathan Fostey. ICP: Behind the Paint (2nd Edition ed.). Royal Oak, Michigan: Psychopathic Records. pp. 543–556. ISBN 0974184608.