Hokus Pokus (Insane Clown Posse song)

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"Hokus Pokus"
Song by Insane Clown Posse from the album The Great Milenko
Released June 1, 1997
Recorded 1996-1997
Genre Midwest hip hop
Length 4:21
Label Island/Psychopathic Records
Writer Violent J
Shaggy 2 Dope
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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