Forgotten Freshness Volume 4

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Forgotten Freshness Volume 4
Compilation album by Insane Clown Posse
Released November 29, 2005
Genre Midwest hip hop, Horrorcore
Length 115:15
Label Psychopathic Records
Insane Clown Posse chronology
The Pendulum
(2002)
Forgotten Freshness Volume 4
(2005)
The Wraith: Remix Albums
(2006)

Forgotten Freshness Volume 4 is a rarities album by American hip hop group Insane Clown Posse. It features rare and unreleased tracks recorded throughout the group's career. It also came with a bonus compilation album of all of the Insane Clown Posse's yearly Hallowicked song releases, titled Hallowicked Compilation. The album is unique for having a pumpkin scent to its discs, matching the Hallowicked theme.

Music and lyrics[edit]

Forgotten Freshness Volume 4 contains two remixes by Mike E. Clark.[1] Clark had a falling out with Insane Clown Posse in 2000, and during the time the two did not work together the group released two studio albums.[2][3] After the two reconciled, Clark remixed one song from each album. "Homies" is a remix of the song by the same name from The Wraith: Shangri-La, and "C.P.K.'s" is a remix of the song by the same name from Hell's Pit.[1]

The songs "The People," "Mad House," "Staaaaaaaaale!!!," "Wicked Rappers Delight," and "Swallow This Nut" were recorded specifically for Forgotten Freshness Volume 4.[1] "Wicked Rappers Delight" is a horrorcore cover of The Sugarhill Gang song "Rapper's Delight". All of the skits from the album were outtakes from previous albums The Terror Wheel, Riddlebox, Tunnel of Love, The Wraith: Shangri-La, and Hell's Pit.[1] "Nobody Move" was recorded in the back of a tour bus during the "Hell's Pit Tour" in 2004.[1] The song is a cover of Eazy-E's song of the same name from his album Eazy-Duz-It.

"Intro" was originally intended to be the intro for Tunnel of Love.[1] "Dear ICP" was recorded in 1993 and was supposed to be released on The Ringmaster.[1] The songs "Feels So Right" and "Bodies Fly" were intended for Hell's Pit.[1] "Panties" was originally intended for Shaggy 2 Dope's solo album F.T.F.O., but the album was delayed.[1] The song was put on Forgotten Freshness Volume 4 as a sample of his album.[1] "If You Can't Beat 'Em Join 'Em" was recorded in 1992 and intended to be released on The Terror Wheel.[1] The beat was later used for the song "Skitsofrantic" from the same album.[1] The song "Yours Begins Tonight" was intended for The Wraith: Shangri-La.[1]

Track listing[edit]

Disc One[edit]

Forgotten Freshness Volume 4
No. Title Note Length
1. "Intro"   scrapped intro from Tunnel Of Love 1:15
2. "The People"   original 3:52
3. "Clown Walk"   original 2:14
4. "If I Was King"   original 3:12
5. "Dear ICP"   Scrapped song from Ringmaster 5:10
6. "Mad House" (with Tech N9ne) original 4:23
7. "Feels So Right"   Scrapped song from Hells Pit 3:37
8. "Homies" (with Twiztid and Mike E. Clark) remixed from The Wraith: Shangri-La 3:45
9. "Staaaaaaaaale!!!"   original 3:29
10. "Bodies Fly"   Scraped song from Hells Pit 2:13
11. "Wicked Rappers Delight" (with Esham) original 4:44
12. "Panties"   original 3:15
13. "If You Can't Beat 'Em Join 'Em"   Scrapped song from TerrorWheel 4:34
14. "Nobody Move" (with Mack 10) original 3:57
15. "Yours Begins Tonight"   Scrapped song from The Wraith: Shangri-La 2:53
16. "C.P.K.'s" (with Mike E. Clark) remixed from Hell's Pit 3:42
17. "Swallow This Nut" (with Vanilla Ice, Fresh Kid Ice, Fish 'N' Grits, and MC Breed) original 3:11

Disc Two[edit]

Hallowicked Compilation
No. Title Note Length
1. "Intro"   from 1998 Hallowicked Concert Intro 0:33
2. "Dead Pumpkins"   from Hallowicked 1994 4:41
3. "Mr. Rotten Treats"   from Hallowicked 1995 5:39
4. "Halloween on Military Street"   from Hallowicked 1996 5:15
5. "Mr. Johnson's Head [Remix]"   from Hallowicked 1997 6:07
6. "Pumpkin Carver" (with Twiztid and Kottonmouth Kings) from Hallowicked 1998 4:41
7. "Sleep Walkers"   from Hallowicked 1999 4:49
8. "Toxic Love"   from Hallowicked 2000 4:20
9. "Every Halloween"   from Hallowicked 2001 3:30
10. "Silence of the Hams" (with Esham) from Hallowicked 2002 3:43
11. "Thug Pit" (with Kottonmouth Kings, Esham, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, and Tech N9ne) from Hallowicked 2003 4:41
12. "Murda Cloak" (with Anybody Killa) from Hallowicked 2004 4:48
13. "Wicked Hellaween"   from Hallowicked 2005 3:11

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak Position
Billboard 200 88[4]
Top Independent Albums 4[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Insane Clown Posse (2005). Forgotten Freshness Volumes 4. Liner notes. Psychopathic Records.
  2. ^ Bruce, Joseph; Hobey Echlin (2003). "Hatchet Rising". In Nathan Fostey. ICP: Behind the Paint (2nd Edition ed.). Royal Oak, Michigan: Psychopathic Records. pp. 470–496. ISBN 0-9741846-0-8. 
  3. ^ Graham, Adam (June 23, 2009). "Detroit producer Mike E. Clark turns it up with 'Murder Mix' series". The Detroit News. Retrieved June 29, 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "Insane Clown Posse Artist Chart History: Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 2008-08-19.