Today Twiztid fills packed ass clubs in Detroit and across the country. They have rap superstars such as E 40, Layzie Bone of Bone Thugs N Harmony, Bushwick Bill of the Geto Boys, and Tech N9ne on their albums. They tour nationwide with groups like Bone. But where did they begin? Like many others, in the underground, on the streets of Detroit. Posting up flyers and handing out samplers, just trying to make it in the music industry. Back then, there was no Monoxide Child, nor Jamie Madrox. There wasn't even a Twiztid. There was only, the House Of Krazees.
The House Of Krazees consisted of Mr. Bones (now Jamie Madrox of Twiztid), Hektik (now Monoxide Child of Twiztid), and The ROC (now known as Sol, formerly of Halfbreed). The HOK released several albums remaining underground throughout it all. In fact they were actually bitter rivals with the group that was at the time on top of the Detroit music scene, the Insane Clown Posse. However, an opportunity for exposure would bring the horrorcore rap artists together and begin a relationship that remains today.
When offered the opportunity to tour with the clowns, they could not refuse. A relatively unknown group, who had talent, and was making some noise locally were offered a chance to go on a nationwide tour. Somewhere along the way, during the tour, there were some problems within the group and The ROC decided, for some unknown reason, that he no longer needed to be in the group. ICP then offered the two remaining members a place on their label, Psychopathic Records. The two having nowhere else to go chose to accept the offer and that marked the birth of Twiztid, as well as "The Multiple Man" Jamie Madrox, and "The Chain Smoker" Monoxide Child.
Twiztid hit the studio along with the clowns soon. Twiztid was featured on the track "Echoside" on the fifth jokers card, "The Amazing Jeckel Brothers" and it was announced that they would join ICP to make a side project called Dark Lotus. Twiztid had soon recorded the first full length album they'd release on Psychopathic Records, entitled "Mostasteless." The cd featured songs like "2nd Hand Smoke," "Diemotherfuckerdie", "Whatthefuck?" and many others. However, the graphic cover of two dead fetus' joined as siamese twins caused the album to be scrapped soon after the release. "Mostastless" was soon re-released with a slightly different track listing. Songs like "Murder Murder Murder" and "She Ain't Afraid" were taken off due to Island Records not approving to some very strong content. But added to the cd was a remix of ICP classic "First Day Out," "Hound Dogs," featuring new Psychopathic rapper Blaze Ya Dead Homie, and Twiztid classic "Rock The Dead."
After the re-release of "Mostastless" Twiztid decided to release a compilation album called "Cryptic Collection: Volume 1" with two collectors edition covers. This was released only on Psychopathic Records so they released all of the songs that were scrapped from the original "Mostasteless" and a few songs from the end of the House Of Krazees and a group that had begun work on called Infamous Superstars Incorpated with Blaze Ya Dead Homie, then known as Big C. The album also featured a track called "Put It Down" off of Blaze's upcoming self titled debut cd. Twiztid went on their first nationwide tour and drew decent sized crowds. The tour was called the "Rock The Dead Tour" and after the success they saw on it ICP knew they had added Psychopathic's next hit rap group. Twiztid hit the studio once again and recorded an incredible full length album titled "Freekshow" that featured appearances by ICP, Blaze Ya Dead Homie, new Psychopathic rapper Anybody Killa, and Three Six Mafia. The album was released along with ICP's Bizzar and Bizaar album on October 31st and was a hit. Juggalos loved Twiztid. Twiztid recorded a video for "We Don't Die" and released their own mockumentary entitled "Born Twiztid." The movie featured two versions of the "We Don't Die" video, and several songs from live Twiztid shows.
Twiztid toured once again, with Blaze Ya Dead Homie, on the Freekshow Tour and drew in even larger crowds. They were definately just as successful as ICP could have ever imagined them being. While on tour Twiztid released a second volume of "Cryptic Collection" featuring songs that had been scrapped from previous releases, as well as some old school work, Dark Lotus tracks, and their Hallowicked track "Juggalo Party" featuring Blaze and Anybody Killa.
Twiztid once again stepped into the studio soon to record a short cd to hold the twiztid serial killin juggalos over until they could concentrate on their next goal, and full length album "The Green Book." The short album was titled "Mirror Mirror" and featured tracks from the scrapped Twiztid rock project "Black Majik." The album insert, and the album itself, hyped someting called "The Green Book" saying that it would explain all. Soon Twiztid announced that "The Green Book" was their upcoming full length album told through the eyes of Jamie and Paul.
After the Mirror Mirror Tour Twiztid created an original internet juggalo show. "The Purple Show" debuted on Twiztid.Com. It was the first juggalo access show on the internet and was successful. There was a new "Purple Show" released for download every month and each was 30 minutes long. After the third episode was released they were put on a dvd and sold along with a dvd exclusive episode. After the fifth episode it was time to release "The Green Book" and it was no longer time permitting to continue "The Purple Show." Twiztid was also finishing up a big tour with Bone Thugs N Harmony. However Twiztid had other big news. They were making plans on beginning their own independent label for underground rappers. The label was to be called Majik Records. But in the meantime the concentration was focused on "The Green Book."
Just before Twiztid was to hit the road for the Green Book Tour Monoxide Child began having panic attack's and other problems. The tour was postponed until after the album was released. To compensate for the delay Twiztid released a few songs on their site with a downloadable cover and called it the "4 The Fam EP." Also released on the site was a sampler for "The Green Book." Then in early July Twiztid released "The Green Book." Juggalos loved the album which featured Layzie Bone of Bone Thugs, E 40, Tech N9ne, ICP, Anybody Killa, Bushwick Bill, and Colton Grundy aka Blaze Ya Dead Homie. Twiztid is currently touring with Society 1, Wolfpac, Anybody Killa, and old partner they had now reunited with, The ROC. Twiztid also plans on releasing their sideproject The Samhein Witch Killaz featuring two other member who have yet to be named. Also Twiztid had their own Halloween show called Fright Fest in Colorado featuring performances by The ROC, Blaze Ya Dead Homie, Wolfpac, Society 1, Anybody Killa, House of Krazees, and Twiztid themselves. Also at the event an EP for juggalos who attended was given away, and they featured all the acts who performed at the show. Shortly after The Gathering of the Juggalos Twiztid chose that they would benefit more by focusing on their own careers on Psychopathic Records than to make Majik Records.
Shortly after finishing up The Green Book Tour Twiztid hit the studio and along with the rest of the D-Unit recorded the latest Dark Lotus album "Black Rain" and toured the country along with ICP, Blaze, and ABK performing Lotus hits for juggalos across America. And then Twiztid put together a third edition of the Cryptic Collection series which featured remixes of Twiztid hits "2nd Hand Smoke," "White Trash Wit Tat2's," "Wrong With Me," and more, as well as new hit songs like "Know Good," "Keep It Movin'," the previously unreleased Dark Lotus track "Shock & Awe," and even a cover of the Steve Miller classic "The Joker." Also this album was the first the juggalos were informed of a double disc release to come from Twiztid entitled "Man, Myth, & Mutant." And recently announced on the Twiztid website Monoxide is planning on having a solo release out before the end of 2004. The hatchet's serial killin' duo have alot ahead of them as we continue into 2004.