By late 1998 over one million copies of The Great Milenko had been sold, and Insane Clown Posse was ready for its fifth album,.** ![Insane Clown Posse - The Dating Game Lyrics]( **ICP - The Dating Game Lyrics** - Contestant number 1, I believe first impressions last forever So let's say you were to come over to my parent's house And have dinner with me and my family, tell me What you'd do to make that first impression really stick Let's see, well I'd have to think about it I might show up in a tux but I doubt it I'd probably just show up naked like I always do And look your mama in the eye and tell her fuck you Hurry up bitch I'm hungry, I smell spaghetti I pinch her limpy ass and tell her get the food ready Your dad would probably start trippin' and get me pissed I'd have to walk up and bust him in his fuckin' lip It's dinner time, we're hearin' grace from your mother I'd pull a forty out and pour some for your little brother I'm steady starin' at your sister, I'll tell you this You know for only 13 she got some big tits After that, your dad would try to trip again And only this time I'd put the 40 to his chin After your mom does the dishes and the silverware I'd dry fuck her till I nut in my underwear Now let's meet contestant number 2 He's a psychopathic deranged crackhead freak Who works for the dark carnival He says women call him stretch nutz Sharon, let's hear your question I like a man who's not afraid to show his true emotion A man who expresses himself in his own special way Number 2, if you fell in love with me Exactly how would you let me know? [ICP - The Dating Game Lyrics]( Founded in Detroit in 1989, Insane Clown Posse performs a style of known as and is known for its elaborate live performances. According to , the entire catalog of the group has sold 6.
Referring to local rapper 's style, Bruce suggested the band adapt this genre, in a bid to have Detroit represent acid rap, much as represented gangsta rap.Back on the streets, Bruce, Utsler and Utsler's brother, John performed hip hop music at local night clubs, using the Violent J, 2 Dope, and John Kickjazz, under the name of their gang, Inner City Posse.Seeing a need for a manager, Bruce's brother recommended his friend and record store owner Alex Abbiss, who established the record label with the group in 1991.When Bruce and Utsler attempted to call a meeting to talk about the issues, John did not attend.Carnival of Carnage was released on October 18, 1992, with distribution within a 120-mile 190 km radius of Detroit.During this time Bruce brought Utsler backstage with him, and all four became close friends.Bruce became frustrated with the backstage politics of the wrestling business and began searching for another career.Several names were considered before Bruce recalled his dream of a clown running around in Delray, which became the inspiration for the group's new name: Insane Clown Posse.The group decided they would all don face paint due to the success of their former clown-painted.They also listened to , including , , and local rappers like Awesome Dre.Feeling a sense of home and belonging, Bruce formed a gang called Inner City Posse, which was composed of Joseph Utsler, Rudy Hill, other friends of Bruce, and a number of other connections he had made in Southwest Detroit.