Slather on the face paint and shout a big “Whoop Whoop” because the Juggalo Invasion has arrived. One half of the Twiztid duo, Jamie Madrox, gave us a candid look at the group’s new label, leaving Psychopathic Records and the exclusive details of his infamous green hat.
Once a long-standing act on Insane Clown Posse’s (ICP) Psychopatic Records, Twiztid left the label in 2012.
“(ICP) are and always will be family to us. Joe and Joey they are and always will be our brothers and mentors. They’re the people that put us on and they showed us the ropes. But much like anything in life, when you’re taught something you always want to continue to keep learning and growing. The day that you stop learning and growing, in my opinion, that’s the day you die.” Said Madrox.
Twiztid harbor no ill will toward ICP. “In our regard, there isn’t any bitterness. It’s more like (ICP) said ‘okay, you decided to leave the nest. You decided to grow a pair of balls and wings and you f—in’ wanted to fly.” Said Madrox.
After parting ways with Psychopathic, Twiztid founded Majik Ninja Entertainment. “We always aspired to be our own thing and our own company and help other people as well… We believe in ourselves and we want people to believe in themselves. I think that’s pretty much the undertone theme that we kick out to everybody. ” Madrox is grateful for all the fan support received by the new label. “What we started a long time ago with a fuckng record (Mostasteless), has come this far and it’s actually bigger than us. People really give a fuck and we love them for that.” Said Madrox.
Twiztid and their Majik Ninja crew recently release something special for their fans, participating in their first ever Record Store Day event. “[It’s] called ‘The Dojo’ and it’s our entire record label roster.” Said Madrox, “We’re giving a really cool exclusive to people out there to collect because we also realize that too. We like to collect things and we know there’s a certain demographic of people out there that support us that like to collect like we do.” Madrox feels validation to be a part of the exclusive event. “Just to be a part of cool shit like that and to be taken as real, you know? I’m a real boy! I’m not Pinocchio anymore goddamn it, I’m a real boy!” Said Madrox.
With a renewed passion for the work he loves doing Madrox said, “I think too many people forget to have fun doing what they’re doing and that’s when they lose it all; I don’t want to lose it anymore. I want to have fun all the time.”
Madrox also addressed an ago old question from the group’s 1997 debut album, “Mostasteless.” Did he ever get his hat to fit? “To this day it’s still speculation and allegation. The hat never quite fit I guess we had to equate, I’m not quite sure. But no, it never did fit. It looked like it might fit Monoxide or maybe Blaze but nether one of them would agree that it did fit. It just didn’t fit anybody.” Said Madrox.