Psychopathic Rydas

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Psychopathic Rydas
Origin Detroit, Michigan
Genres Gangsta Rap
Years active 1999–Present
Labels Joe & Joey
Associated acts Insane Clown Posse, Twiztid, Krazy Klan, Natas, Dark Lotus
Members Bullet
Full Clip
Cell Block
Sawed Off
Lil' Shank
Foe Foe
Yung Dirt
Past members Twin Gatz
Converse

Psychopathic Rydas is an American hip hop group based in Detroit, Michigan. Formed in 1999, the group consists of Psychopathic Records-associated rappers performing under alternate stage names in the style of gangsta rap.[1] The group's current lineup consists of Insane Clown Posse's Joseph Bruce aka Violent J (Bullet)[1] and Joseph Utsler aka Shaggy 2 Dope (Full Clip), Twiztid Jamie Spaniolo aka Jamie Madrox (Lil Shank) Paul Methric aka Monoxide (Foe Foe)[1] Chris Rouleau aka Blaze Ya Dead Homie (Cell Block),[2] and James Lowery aka Anybody Killa (Sawed Off). Lowery was on the albums Check Your Shit in Bitch! and Limited Edition EP in 2004, left the label and group in 2007, and returned in 2011 for the albums EatShitnDie and Backdoor Ryda EP.[3]

Neme Encarnacion aka Myzery (Twin Gatz) was on the album Dumpin' in 1999. Rashaam Attica Smith aka Esham (Converse) was on the albums Check Your Shit in Bitch! and Limited Edition EP in 2004. David Hutto aka Boondox (Yung Dirt) was on the albums Duk Da Fuk Down, EatShitNDie, and Backdoor Ryda EP from 2007 to 2011.

Psychopathic Rydas reuses the beats of popular rappers within the genre without paying to license the original songs or requesting permission from copyright owners to use the music, effectively making their albums bootlegs[4] and resulting in the releases becoming difficult to find in some markets.[1] Psychopathic Rydas' debut album, Dumpin', was originally given away for correctly answering a series of trivia questions printed in the liner notes of Insane Clown Posse's album, The Amazing Jeckel Brothers.[4] Although Twiztid and Blaze Ya Dead Homie left Psychopathic Records, they are still members of the Rydas group.[1]

Discography[edit]

  • Dumpin' (2000)
  • Pendulum #7 "The Rydas EP" (2001)
  • Ryden Dirtay (2001)
  • Check Your Shit in Bitch! (2004)
  • Limited Edition EP (2004)
  • Duk Da Fuk Down (2007)
  • EatShitNDie (2011)[3]
  • Backdoor Ryda EP (2011)
  • TBA (2014)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Valdivia, Victor W. "Review of Psychopathic Rydas Dumpin'". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-06-28. 
  2. ^ "Thug Back from the Dead". Psychopathic Records. Retrieved 2008-07-14. [dead link]
  3. ^ a b "The Return of The Psychopathic Rydas". Hatchet Herald (Psychopathic Records) 13 (23). March 18, 2011. Retrieved March 20, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Insane Clown Posse (1999). The Amazing Jeckel Brothers. Liner notes. Island/Psychopathic. ISBN 731452465924