Hatchet House

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Hatchet House
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Parent companyPsychopathic Records
FounderInsane Clown Posse
Distributor(s)Red Distribution (2007–2010), Fontana Distribution (2010–present)
GenreHip hop
Country of originUS
LocationRoyal Oak, Michigan

Hatchet House is the sub-label of independent record label Psychopathic Records, based in Royal Oak, Michigan in the United States, which was formed in 2007 by American hip hop group Insane Clown Posse.


Hatchet House was created as a testing ground for underground artists, to see how the Psychopathic Records fan base reacts to them. The label may produce any genre of music.[1] Successful artists on Hatchet House may eventually be signed to Psychopathic Records themselves. At the 2007 Gathering of the Juggalos, Insane Clown Posse released the names of the artists signed to the Hatchet House label: Tali Demon, DJ Clay, and Motown Rage.[2]

On the January 18, 2008, edition of Insane Clown Posse's Weekly Freekly Weekly internet news broadcast, R.O.C. was confirmed to be officially signed to Hatchet House and had begun production on the album Digital Voodoo.[3] He later retired from music following a period of inactivity.[4] Also announced on the Weekly Freekly Weekly is DJ Clay's newest series of mixtapes, which feature "the entire Psychopathic Records family, in ways you've never heard the before [...] redos, remixes, remakes, and collaborations, all unheard of."[3] The entire Psychopathic, as well as Hatchet House, labels will be featured on the series of Let 'Em Bleed Mixxtapes, which is planned to be releasing at least three mixtapes per year.[3] The first volume, Let 'Em Bleed: The Mixxtape, Vol. 1, was released on February 19, 2008. It featured such tracks as Shaggy 2 Dope performing Twiztid's "Fall Apart" and an Esham and Boondox collaboration.[3] Let 'Em Bleed: The Mixxtape, Vol. 2 was released on July 8, 2008, and featured a guest appearance by Detroit rap legend Awesome Dre, and a solo track by non-Psychopathic artist Bizarre of the D12.[5] The third volume was released on November 11, 2008.[5]

On the August 19, 2008 edition of Shaggy 2 Dope's internet radio show, he confirmed that the band Chop Shop had signed to Hatchet House. As explained by Shaggy 2 Dope, "[The band consists of] my little brother and his crew."[6] No date was given for their debut album. The same day, Hatchet House release the compilation Tunnel Runners, featuring material from underground rappers and groups not signed to Hatchet House, such as Mars, Claas, F. Dux, Intrinzik, J Reno, Jason Porter, King Gordy, Lo Key, KidCrusher, Mastamindz, Playaz Lounge Crew, Psycho Jesus, and Q Strange.[7]

In an interview with "Murder Dog Magazine", Violent J stated that he had considered putting out the Axe Murder Boyz' album, Gods Hand.[8] On June 26, 2008, Axe Murder Boyz record company, Canonize Productions, released an advertisement for their new album. The commercial featured flashing images of the Hatchet House logo, as well as the Canonize Productions logo.[9] On August 22, Axe Murder Boyz announced on their website that they were signed to Hatchet House. Gods Hand was released on September 16, 2008.[10] On July 14, 2010 it was announced that The Dayton Family had been signed to the label.[11] The Dayton Family released 2 albums on Hatchet House Psycho EP on February 1, 2011 and Charges of Indictment on June 21, 2011. Shortly after Charges of Indictment was released, The Dayton Family and Hatchet House quietly departed ways with nothing being announced, and hearing nothing about the band's future on the label, causing fans to wonder if TDF was still signed to Hatchet House. Ever since then, Mike E. Clark and DJ Clay have been the only artists to stay with the label. Since they're both producers for the most part, the status of Hatchet House is currently unknown.


Artist Year signed Description
DJ Clay 2007 - DJ for Psychopathic Records artists.
Mike E. Clark 2009 - Producer and DJ for Insane Clown Posse.
Artist Year(s) signed Albums released on Hatchet House Description
Tali Demon 2007 - Left due to a disagreement with the label.
Motown Rage 2007 - 2009 1 A rap metal band from Detroit, Michigan. Released one album on Hatchet House titled With Us Or Against Us.
The R.O.C. 2008 - 2009 1 Released an EP titled Welcome To The Darkside on Hatchet House before retiring from music in 2009. He came out of retirement and signed to Psychopathic. He did not stay long on Psychopathic after Twiztid left.
Chop Shop 2008 - 2010 1 Composed of Shaggy 2 Dope's little brother (Tre Pound) and Southwest Sol, they released one album titled Welcome to the Chop Shop independently with no support from Hatchet House.
Axe Murder Boyz 2008 - 2011 2 First signed to the main label, Psychopathic. Later signed with Hatchet House to release the album Gods Hand and the EP Body in a Hole. After briefly leaving Hatchet House, AMB re-signed with Psychopathic for the second time.
The Dayton Family 2010 - 2011 2 Composed of Bootleg, Shoestring, and Backstabba, The Dayton Family signed to Hatchet House in 2010. They released one EP titled Psycho, and one full-length album titled Charges of Indictment. Shortly after Charges of Indictment was released TDF left Hatchet House.


  1. ^ "Hatchet House". Psychopathic Records. Retrieved 2008-08-20. Built on the foundations of Psychopathic Records, the Hatchet House is rising straight outta the Underground! Every artist, every style, and everything you expect from the Hatchet! We're looking for the freshest talent and dopest acts, and when we find em, you'll hear em right here.
  2. ^ Insane Clown Posse (presenters) (2008-07-13). Weekly Freekly Weekly- 13th July 2007 GOTJ Edition (internet news). Detroit, Michigan: Psychopathic Records. Event occurs at 7:08. Retrieved 2008-08-20.
  3. ^ a b c d Insane Clown Posse (presenters) (2008-01-18). Weekly Freekly Weekly Jan 2008 (internet news). Detroit, Michigan: Psychopathic Records. Event occurs at 0:55. Retrieved 2008-08-20.
  4. ^ Jones, Bryan (September 9, 2009). Settin' the Record Straight. MySpace. Archived from the original on July 22, 2012.
  5. ^ a b DJ Clay (2008). Let 'Em Bleed: The Mixxtape, Vol. 2. Liner notes. Hatchet House.
  6. ^ Presenters: Shaggy 2 Dope and DJ Clay (2008-08-19). "39". Shaggy's Old Vinyl Collection #39. Shaggy's Old Vinyl Collection. 44:35 minutes in. WFKO. Archived from the original on 2009-03-07.
  7. ^ "Rumbles in the Tunnels". Psychopathic Records. 2008-08-18. Archived from the original on 2009-02-28. Retrieved 2008-08-20.
  8. ^ Johnson, Eric. "Violent J of Dark Lotus". Murder Dog Vol.1 #2. Murder Dog Magazine. Archived from the original on 2008-12-01. Retrieved 2008-07-28.
  9. ^ "AMB - Gods Hand". Youtube. 2008-06-26. Archived from the original on 2021-12-21. Retrieved 2008-07-28.
  10. ^ "Friday, Aug. 22nd 2008". Canonize Productions/Hatchet House Records. 2008-08-22. Archived from the original on 2008-08-28. Retrieved 2008-08-28.
  11. ^ The Dayton Family Joins The Family (flv) (Promotion). Psychopathic Video. 2010-07-14. Archived from the original on 2021-12-21. Retrieved 2010-07-17.

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