Insane Poetry

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Insane Poetry
Origin Los Angeles, California
Genres Horrorcore
Years active 1988–present
Labels Nastymix/Ichiban Records (1988–1992)
Nitebreed/React Records
Grim Reality Entertainment
Long Range Distribution/Koch Records
Never So Deep Records
Lyrical Snuff Productions
Associated acts Smallz One, Scum, True Killah, Fiasco Andretti, Sutter Kain, Rodney O & Joe Cooley, Sir Mix-a-Lot, Vanilla Ice
Members Cyco
Past members DJ Streek
Shakespear the One-Man Riot
JP tha Hustler

Insane Poetry is an American hip hop group from Los Angeles, California. Formed in 1988, it is considered to be one of the first horrorcore groups.


The group was formed by Cyco, then known as Psycho (born Andrew "Drew" Holiman, on April 29, 1967, in Los Angeles, California), after he was hired as a disc jockey at a Los Angeles radio station, KDAY. With members DJ Streek and Shakespear the One-Man Riot, Insane Poetry released its debut single, "Twelve Strokes Till Midnight," in 1988.[1] After replacing Shakespear with Em-Dee, Insane Poetry signed with Nastymix/Ichiban Records through an association with emcee Rodney O[1] and released its debut album, Grim Reality, in 1992, which peaked at #98 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.[2] After Nastymix went out of business, Insane Poetry signed with independent React Records, which released its second album, Blacc Plague, in 1996, but disagreements over promotion and support led the group to leave the label.[1] In 1998, Cyco appeared on Vanilla Ice's Hard to Swallow album,[3] followed by collaborations with M-Boogie, Dilated Peoples, and DJ Revolution.[1] In 2001, Cyco hooked up with producer Jason "JP Tha Hustler" Pearl and together they formed Grim Reality Entertainment. In 2003, Insane Poetry released Faith in Chaos. In 2007, the group released Fallen From Grace with nationwide distribution through Long Range/Koch Records. It was announced at Black X-Mas 2010 that he is now part of Lyrikal Snuff Productions. Insane Poetry collaborated on a song with Las Vegas-based hip hop group War Paint, titled "Wasted", in 2013 on the Bloodstepp track "Underground All-Stars (The Anthem)" from the album Bass And Bubblegum and in 2014 on Ware-Wolff's "Lycanthropy (TMTM Remix)". Insane Poetry has also been on numerous Grim Reality Entertainment CDs since, including Grim Reality Entertainment Music Collection Vol. 1, GRE for the Radio Music Collection Vol. 2, Corporate Takeover, New Breed, JP tha Hustler's 100% Hardcore, VD's Hardcore Hip Hop, and Nekro G's Reel Street Musik



  1. ^ a b c d Cordor, Cyril. "Biography of Insane Poetry". Allmusic. Retrieved 12 November 2008. 
  2. ^ "Charts and awards for Grim Reality". Allmusic. Retrieved 12 November 2008. 
  3. ^ Jost, Matt. "Review of Faith in Chaos". Rap Reviews. Retrieved 2008-08-05. 
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