Psychopathic Rydas

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Psychopathic Rydas
Origin Detroit, Michigan
Genres Gangsta Rap
Years active 1999 – present
Labels Joe & Joey Records
Associated acts Insane Clown Posse, Twiztid, Natas, Dark Lotus, Drive-By, Soopa Villainz, Samhein Witch Killaz
Members Bullet (1999–present)
Full Clip (1999–present)/
Sawed Off (2001–2006; 2007–present)
Past members Twin Gatz (1999)
Converse (2002–2005)
Lil Shank (1999–2017)
Foe Foe (1999–2017)
Cell Block (1999–2017)
Yung Dirt (2005–2012; 2013–2017)

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,[1] Twiztid[1] Drive-By,[2] and Boondox. Anybody Killa 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] The group's current lineup is: Insane Clown Posse members as Bullet and Full Clip, Twiztid members as Lil Shank and Foe Foe, Drive-By members as Cell Block and Sawed Off, and Boondox as Yung Dirt. There have been 2 previous members of Myzery as Twin Gatz and Esham as Converse.

Background[edit]

Dumpin Era (1999–2000)[edit]

Psychopathic Rydas was created as a retaliation to the critics saying Psychopathic Records artists were "wannabe rappers". In the linear notes of The Amazing Jeckel Brothers fans could find out how to send proof of purchase to Psychopathic Records to get a full-length album titled Dumpin', by a "gangsta rap spoof" group called Psychopathic Rydas, featuring: Insane Clown Posse members Violent J as Bullet, Shaggy 2 Dope as Full Clip, Twiztid members Jamie Madrox as Lil Shank, Monoxide Child as Foe Foe, Blaze Ya Dead Homie as Cell Block, and Myzery as Twin Gatz and was released on Joe & Joey Records.

Ryden Dirtay Era (2001–2003)[edit]

After the release of Dumpin' Myzery (Twin Gatz) had a falling out between Blaze Ya Dead Homie (Cell Block) and Twiztid (Monoxide ChildFoe Foe, and Jamie MadroxLil Shank) and left Psychopathic Records and leaving Psychopathic Rydas, and no longer doing Twin Gatz. At the 2001 GOTJ, Psychopathic Rydas released their second full-length album titled Ryden Dirtay, and their first EP titled The Rydas EP. Ryden Dirtay charted at number 46 on the Independent Chart, and is mostly revered as their best album among the fan base. The album featured the lineup of: Violent J as Bullet, Shaggy 2 Dope as Full Clip, Jamie Madrox as Lil Shank, Monoxide Child as Foe Foe and Blaze Ya Dead Homie as Cell Block and was released on Joe & Joey Records.

Check Your Shit In Bitch! Era (2004–2006)[edit]

In 2001 Anybody Killa joined Psychopathic Records, created Drive-By with fellow Psychopathic Rydas and Psychopathic Records artist Blaze Ya Dead Homie (Cell Block), joined Dark Lotus, and joining Psychopathic Rydas under the name Sawed Off, but was not on Ryden Dirtay. In 2002 Esham joined Psychopathic Records forming the group Soopa Villainz with Violent J (Bullet), Shaggy 2 Dope (Full Clip) and Lavel , and joined Psychopathic Rydas under the name Converse. At the 2004 GOTJ Psychopathic Rydas released their third full-length album titled Check Your Shit In Bitch!, and their second EP titled Limited Edition EP. The albums featured the lineup of: Violent J as Bullet, Shaggy 2 Dope as Full Clip, Jamie Madrox as Lil Shank, Monoxide Child as Foe Foe, Blaze Ya Dead Homie as Cell Block, Anybody Killa as Sawed Off and Esham as Converse and was released on Joe & Joey Records.

Duk Da Fuk Down Era (2007–2010)[edit]

In 2005, Esham (Converse) had a falling out with label mates, and left Psychopathic Records, and Psychopathic Rydas retiring the Converse name. In 2006 Anybody Killa (Sawed Off) left Psychopathic Records (leaving Dark Lotus), and left Psychopathic Rydas retiring the Sawed Off name. In 2005 Psychopathic Records signed new artist Boondox, who released his debut album The Harvest, and was announced at the 2006 GOTJ that Boondox has joined Psychopathic Rydas under the name Yung Dirt. At the 2007 GOTJ Psychopathic Rydas released their fourth full-length album titled Duk Da Fuk Down. The album featured the lineup of: Violent J as Bullet, Shaggy 2 Dope as Full Clip, Jamie Madrox as Lil Shank, Monoxide Child as Foe Foe, Blaze Ya Dead Homie as Cell Block and Boondox as Yung Dirt and was released on Joe & Joey Records.

EatShitNDie Era (2011–present)[edit]

In 2008 Anybody Killa (Sawed Off) returned to Psychopathic Records and Psychopathic Rydas, but not Dark Lotus. At the 2011 GOTJ Psychopathic Rydas released their fifth full-length album titled EatShitNDie, and their third EP titled Backdoor Rydas EP. The album featured the lineup of: Violent J as Bullet, Shaggy 2 Dope as Full Clip, Jamie Madrox as Lil Shank, Monoxide Child as Foe Foe, Blaze Ya Dead Homie as Cell Block, Anybody Killa as Sawed Off and Boondox as Yung Dirt and was released on Joe & Joey Records.

In May 2012 Boondox (Yung Dirt) left Psychopathic Records, and Psychopathic Rydas retiring the Yung Dirt name. On December 12, 2012 Monoxide Child (Foe Foe), and Jamie Madrox (Lil Shank) of Twiztid left Psychopathic Records to pursue their own career and start their own label Majik Ninja Entertainment , but did not leave Psychopathic Rydas. At the 2013 GOTJ it was announced that Blaze Ya Dead Homie (Cell Block) left Psychopathic Records and joined Twiztid's label Majik Ninja Entertainment, but did not leave Psychopathic Rydas. At the same time it was announced that Boondox (Yung Dirt) had returned to Psychopathic Records and returned to Psychopathic Rydas. In May 2015 Boondox (Yung Dirt) had put in to get out of his contract with Psychopathic Records and it was made official at the 2015 GOTJ.

At the 2015 GOTJ Violent J (Bullet) said a new Psychopathic Rydas album could be out at the 2016 GOTJ.

Music and Style[edit]

Psychopathic Rydas was formed in retaliation to the critics saying Psychopathic Records artists are wannabe gangster rappers. Psychopathic Rydas takes the music and beats from popular (mainstream) artists and songs, writes their verses and sell the albums without paying royalties.

Extra[edit]

Neme Encarnacion aka Myzery (Twin Gats) was on the album Dumpin' in 1999. Esham 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' (1999)
  • Ryden Dirtay (2001)
  • Pendulum #7: 3 Tunes for the Juggalos (2001)
  • Check Your Shit In Bitch! (2004)
  • Limited Edition EP (2004)
  • Duk Da Fuk Down (2007)
  • EatShitNDie (2011)[3]
  • Backdoor Ryda EP (2011)
Release Date Title Catalog # Peak chart positions RIAA Certification
(sales thresholds)
US US Indie US Rap US Heat US Tastemakers US Top Album Sales Label
December 1999 Dumpin' J&J- Joe & Joey Records
GOTJ 2001 Ryden Dirtay J&J- 46
Pendulum #7: 3 Tunes For The Juggalos EP J&J-
GOTJ 2004 Check Your Shit In Bitch! J&J-
Limited Edition EP J&J-
GOTJ 2007 Duk Da Fuk Down J&J-
GOTJ 2011 EatShitNDie J&J-
Backdoor Ryda EP J&J-

Members[edit]

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. Archived from the original on December 2, 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-14. 
  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. EAN 731452465924 Insane Clown Posse – The Amazing Jeckel Brothers at Discogs (list of releases)