Hokus Pokus (Insane Clown Posse song)

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"Hokus Pokus"
Song by Insane Clown Posse from the album The Great Milenko
Released 1998
Recorded 1996-1997
Genre Midwest hip hop
Length 4:21
Label Island/Psychopathic Records
Writer Joseph Bruce
Joseph Utsler
Mike E. Clark
Producer Mike E. Clark
The Great Milenko track listing
"Great Milenko"
(2)
"Hokus Pokus"
(3)
"Piggy Pie"
(4
Forgotten Freshness Volumes 1 & 2 track listing
"Clown Love"
(2)
"Hokus Pokus [Headhunta'z Remix]"
(3)
"Red Christmas"
(4)
)

"Hokus Pokus" is a song written by Insane Clown Posse and Mike E. Clark for the duo's 1997 studio album, The Great Milenko. The chorus samples a melody from an Egyptian Lover song "Egypt, Egypt". A music video was produced for the "Headhunta'z Remix" of the song in 1997. The single peaked at number 53 on the UK Singles Chart the following year.

Music video[edit]

A music video for "Hokus Pokus (Headhunta'z Remix)" was produced in 1997 after the release of The Great Milenko.[1] The entire video was filmed during the day, as to avoid overtime costs.[1] It features a comical portrayal of Insane Clown Posse destroying a shoe store before being pursued by security guards.[1] The video also included appearances by hip hop artists Twiztid and Myzery.[1]

Release[edit]

"Hokus Pokus" was released in 1998 as the second single from Insane Clown Posse's studio album The Great Milenko.[1] The release was exclusive to Europe as a part of Island Records' attempt to promote the group internationally.[1] The single was released in three different versions, with each featuring a remix of the song by Jason Nevins entitled "Hokus Pokus (Headhunta'z Remix)".[1] The single peaked at number 54 on the UK Singles Chart that year.[2] A vinyl version of the single was also released in Europe later that year.[1]

Nevins' "Headhunta'z Remix" was later featured on Insane Clown Posse's rarities album Forgotten Freshness Volumes 1 & 2.

Track listing[edit]

Hokus Pokus (Vinyl)
No. Title Length
1. "Hokus Pokus (Headhunta'z edit) (Intro 2)"   3:54
2. "Hokus Pokus (Headhunta'z Instrumental)"   3:48
3. "Hokus Pokus (Headhunta'z edit) (Intro 1)"   3:54
4. "Hokus Pokus (LP Version)"   4:22
Total length:
15:58

Charts[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart 53[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Bruce, Joseph; Echlin, Hobey (August 2003). "Insane Clown Posse Complete Discography". In Nathan Fostey. ICP: Behind the Paint (2nd Edition ed.). Royal Oak, Michigan: Psychopathic Records. pp. 556–562. ISBN 0-9741846-0-8. 
  2. ^ a b "UK Singles - 1952-2010". Polyhex. Retrieved 2010-04-29. 

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