A No-Holds-Barred Look at Insane Clown Posse's "Chris Benoit"

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It's been a pretty good week for both the Insane Clown Posse and Juggalos across the country. Aside from an argument that led to a Texas ninja getting stabbed, this year's Gathering of the Juggalos appears to have gone off without a hitch, while ICP made national headlines for making it known they plan to eventually lose a lawsuit against the FBI.

Mostly lost in all of this is the fact that Detriot's favorite facepainted duo just released a new album. This makes sense, because ICP stopped making music for the rest of us years ago.

Still, I came across the video for one of their new tracks and it killed a lot of the goodwill the Posse had built up with me over the last few years. For wrestling fans, there are two words that give us pause, and those two words just happen to be the title of the song in question: "Chris Benoit."

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For those of you who may not remember, here's the Reader's Digest version of the Chris Benoit story:

Chris Benoit was a short but intense Canadian, like Wolverine without the claws. While he was alive he was arguably the best wrestler on the planet, which is not to be confused with being the best sports entertainer on the planet. In 2007, he murdered his wife and seven-year-old son then killed himself. Whether he did this because he was regular crazy, steroid crazy or concussion crazy is a mystery.

A lot of wrestling fans, myself included, were both shocked and depressed when this happened because Benoit was "our guy." Even though he wasn't the biggest or most charismatic, he still made it to the top of the wrestling world, headlining Wrestlemania and winning a world title. It wasn't an Angus-like "outcast makes good" story, it was a Rocky-esque "working man makes good" story, except that Rocky never went home and caved in Adrian's face.

Now here's the thing: I'm about as pro-free speech as one can get. I'm one of those people that believe nothing is off limits and you can joke about anything as long as you're willing to deal with the consequences of your actions.

If ICP want to write a song questioning why God doesn't seem interested in the world he created or one that glorifies a psychopathic Canadian then that's their right.

Now let me explain why "Chris Benoit" is fucked up.

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JustTalkingMeat
JustTalkingMeat

@Shake_Well Those fellows will have a mature and measured take on the health/lifestyle problems of professional wrestlers, no doubt.

tom_waits
tom_waits like.author.displayName 1 Like

ICP sucks, and has always sucked, and shall suck forevermore.  This song does nothing to change that irrefutable fact.

brutha_smith
brutha_smith like.author.displayName 1 Like

The only thing lazy is this reporting.   Blatant lies  and cognitive bias.  Houston Press should be ashamed of such amateur  work. 

jonesy2099
jonesy2099 like.author.displayName 1 Like

What a sadly misguided review . 

Flak
Flak

They rap about murder. Erp, der. If you listen to the version on the remix CD, there are a lot more verses, most of which talk about what pushed Benoit to go crazy, his horrible bosses, etc. Someone so worried about what gets put into verse isn't needed amongst the Juggalos and we're glad to see you go. Your opinion is interesting in that it is rooted in ignorance. That's no way to go through life.

hahahaha7
hahahaha7

I havent heard the song yet... and you said nothing of 'said song' just cried because Benoit was your hero... well guess what??? MINE too! My DADS!!! Lots of People.. It sucks what happened, happened.. as a juggalo we see all kinds... hope the best, but will punch you in the face if we have too..  just a sad thing.. Just know that none of the bullshit your fake-a-ho ass said will be in my mind when i hear  the shit.. Dude was prolly their Hero too.. and so is GOD.. They can question 'on tape' whatever they want, in their own fn studio.. Rip Benoit Family

travisbaker94
travisbaker94 like.author.displayName 1 Like

This whole review is plain trash. While you "try" and seem like you were once a juggalo, I call bullshit. I am sorry anybody had to read this.

KrazyKlown
KrazyKlown

that's what you don't get dude, ICP doesn't need to look cool and they weren't trying to look cool, they aren't even interested in being cool, they are the misfits, "loser millionaires - Quote Violent J Psypher" they are the people who didn't belong anywhere, so they belong to no one.  This song is talking about a breaking point, when you finally lose it, they not condoning what he did, they not talkin shit bout our wrestling hero Chris Benoit, they talking about what he was in the ending.  He lost his mind... plain and simple, he was at the edge and fell over.

justcorrectingyou
justcorrectingyou

the song Chris Benoit is about that moment you snap and do something as horrific as Chris Benoit did, listen to the lyrics. "No longer steeringLost all controlManipulation, it won't let me goThe pain explodedThe pressure burstI drop the wheel Headed for the worst"the song is titled Chris Benoit because ICP are wrestling fans, wrestlers and wrestling promoters. Violent J debuted his wrestling career at the same show RVD and Sabu debuted. ICP worked with Chris Benoit also in WCW so they knew him personally.  

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