Gathering News

There is still hope for the hip-hop legend Bushwick Bill, as it would appear that even some of his closest associates were given misleading information, which in turn spread very quickly.

Again, from TMZ

8:55 AM PT — Bill’s publicist tells TMZ he is “still alive and fighting cancer” in a hospital. She says she spoke to hospital staff to confirm, and says some of Bill’s family members are by his hospital bedside right now. Others are on their way.

As for why so many of Bill’s friends, including Scarface, are posting that he’s passed — the publicist says someone got incorrect information which is spreading like wildfire.

The rumors were likely stirred by Bill’s absence from a Saturday night Dallas gig. He was scheduled to make a special performance, but was unable to make it because he was hospitalized.

Bushwick Bill, one third of iconic rap group the Geto Boys, is in bad shape … but still battling with pancreatic cancer.

We pray he pulls through,

Update: Bushwick Bill is still alive, but was hospitalized and is in critical condition; more details here.

It is with a heavy heart we bring you this news, but Richard Stephen Shaw, better known to the hip-hop world as Bushwick Bill of Geto Boys, has passed away at the age of 52 after a short battle with pancreatic cancer.

From TMZ:

Bushwick Bill, one third of iconic rap group the Geto Boys, is dead after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.

TMZ broke the story … Bill was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer in February. Just last month, he told us he was undergoing intensive chemotherapy, and had hoped to get back on the road.

Bushwick Bill, Scarface and Willie D became the Geto Boys in Houston back in 1988 and signed with J. Prince‘s Rap-A-Lot Records. Just a few weeks ago, the rap trio was trying to put together a reunion, but it fell apart at the last minute.

As we first reported, Bill had a falling out with tour organizers … feeling like they were exploiting his cancer diagnosis to sell tickets. He was especially bent out of shape with the mini-tour’s title, “The Beginning of a Long Goodbye: The Final Farewell.”

Promoters pulled the plug on the tour on the eve of its launch. However, Bill told us he wanted to do a 20-city solo tour called “Phuck Cancer” … and planned to donate a portion of proceeds to pancreatic cancer patients in each city.

Houston hip-hop icon Bun B paid tribute on Twitter, saying Bushwick “will always be a legend.”

Bushwick Bill was 52.

RIP

Bushwick Bill and Geto Boys were scheduled to perform at the 20th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos, no word at this time what will come of the performance after this tragic news.

Rest in peace Little Billy.

With a few of the other acts announced, such as Shakewell, City Morgue, and Ghostemane, many Juggalos have been speculating and hoping for one specific act to be added, and with the release of the official 2019 SoopaGathering infomercial, we finally got that very announcement!

I want to die at the Gathering! The New Orleans masters are here to destroy the Soopa Stage! Join Ruby da Cherry and $crim as they bring their original style to the Juggalo Family. A rumble rises up from an old New Orleans cemetery as the bass knocks and the spirits rise. The Juggalos have spoken! The $uicideboy$ are here! Join the chart-topping, never stopping, jaw dropping duo as they celebrate 20 years of the Gathering with an insane performance only they can bring. G59 stand up!

That’s right! Straight outta NOLA, the one and only $uicideboy$ will be joining the Juggalos this summer in Shimmer Forest for the 20th Anniversary Gathering of the Juggalos: SoopaGathering edition!

Many people thought for sure they would be on the bill for Juggalo Weekend this past February, as it was held in $b’s hometown of New Orleans and we were never given an official lineup prior to the event. It turned out, as you probably know, they were not; but it seems the kind folks at Psychopathic Records and Ninjas In Action have heard the buzz from the underground and are finally introducing them to the Hatchet!

If you’re not familiar, now’s the time to get with the program, because I guarantee you this will be one of the most hype performances this year, with a rowdy crowd and pit to match!

Indie Wrestling talent Willie Mack has been added to the card at this years JCW’s SoopaMania. If you are not familiar with Willie Mack he has done JCW in previous years and has been a big name in the Indie circuit from.

” The 20th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos proudly welcomes Willie Mack–the biggest independent wrestling phenom in the world! It’s the Mack Attack! Coming to GOTJ and appearing live at JCW’s SoopaMania. Willie Mack is here to attack the GOTJ stage You…have…been…warned!”

SoopaMania is shaping up to be quite a stacked card so far.

Our friends over at the Juggalo Yacht Club have quickly become known for hosting one of the hottest parties of the summer over the past couple years, and with this year’s mixer taking place at the 20th Gathering, expect nothing less than greatness with the Third Annual JYC Wine Mixer: Weekend at Yachtie’s!

Here’s what they had to say over on their official Facebook page:

WHO IS READY FOR THIS YEARS’ JYC Wine mixer AT Gathering of the Juggalos 20!?

🗣”Weekend at Yachties”🗣
🚤🛳⛴⚓️⚓️

Hosted by – Ouija Macc, Lyte, Big Hoodoo, and the JYC.
Step out of the ocean of juggalos and into the Kapow Club for the 3rd annual Juggalo Yacht Club Wine Mixer so we can take it back to the “beach” and get back to what the mixer is all about. Having a blast, meeting new people, and mingling with other juggalos… but don’t think we forgot the entertainment… win yourself a trophy during the Faygo chugging contest, or the “How low can you juggalo” limbo contest! And Joining us for our voyage this year we’ve got Psychopathics own Ouija, Hoodoo, and Lyte plus a few special surprises! As always the drinks are on us, and we plan on leaving bodies on the beach like a 1989 comedy flick! Your name might not be Bernie but you’re going to feel like he did! but wait there’s more, hungry juggalos we didn’t forget about you. No beach party is complete without a BBQ! We can’t wait to see all of your faces at the 20th annual gathering for this bash!

I’ll be there! Will YOU??

Of course we’re going to hit you with the announcement regarding one of the most popular non-musical events at the Gathering! The Psychopathic Auction!

Some of the rarest and most treasured items, unearthed from deep within Psychopathic’s vault, are being submitted during this auction for your approval. Every item starts at a low bid, so if you’re lucky you might just walk away with a dope item for mad cheap! This remains one of the hypest events at the Gathering each year, as the energy in the crowd during an intense bid becomes straight up electric! This is war muddafacko…make no mistakes about it. Bring your A game or get crushed, son! Check your nuts cause each item also comes with a certificate of authenticity to prove the item is 100% too legit to quit. Also, 25% of the proceeds are going to the Make A Wish Foundation. How about THAT!

Items/lots up for auction:

Super CD and DVD Collection

This lot includes 77 CDs and 23 DVDs (100 total!) that were pulled directly from the shelves of Psychopathic Records and feature a variety of artists, both past and present. There are no repeated titles, each one is brand new, and some are considered to be rare collectables. We wanted to list them all here, but there are just too many titles to fit into this small space. The retail value of this collection would be more than $1000! Here is your chance to own a super dope and expansive collection all in one fell swoop!

Into the Echoside/DCG Duper Promo Lot


Here is your chance to get the rarest Into the Echoside merchandise ever made. This lot includes the Into the Echoside game, Oracle of the Three Rings expansion, 2 card sleeve packs, 2 flavor card sleeve packs, 6” DCG Magnet, Black 3XL DCG hoodie, Red 5XL DCG hoodie, sealed promo card set (Inner City Posse, Blahzay Roze & Wizard of the Hood), sealed Shaggy Show promo card, and finally you get a sealed set of 15 Foil Epic Cards that are extremely fuckin rare!

Dark Lotus Black Rain Poster Proof Set #1


Back in 2004 when Psychopathic Records Released the Dark Lotus Black Rain album, there were three posters made to sell and help promote the album. This poster proof set (roughly 18” x 24”) is one-of-a-kind and features the scarecrow themed Black Rain poster. It includes all four original color process poster films used to create the poster, matching print poster proof, which is the very first print of the poster on a thicker paper using more vibrant ink (to proof test the poster before mass production), and the poster itself, which have all been nicely framed! Posters are no longer made using films, so this is a nice collectible to own.

Dark Lotus Black Rain Poster Proof Set #2


Back in 2004 when Psychopathic Records Released the Dark Lotus Black Rain album, there were three posters made to sell and help promote the album. This poster proof set (roughly 18” x 24”) is one-of-a-kind and features the bloody football themed Black Rain poster. It includes all four original color process poster films used to create the poster, matching print poster proof, which is the very first print of the poster on a thicker paper using more vibrant ink (to proof test the poster before mass production), and the poster itself, which have all been nicely framed! Posters are no longer made using films, so this is a nice collectible to own.

Dark Lotus Black Rain Poster Proof Set #3


Back in 2004 when Psychopathic Records Released the Dark Lotus Black Rain album, there were three posters made to sell and help promote the album. This poster proof set (roughly 18” x 24”) is one-of-a-kind and features the camouflaged hunter themed Black Rain poster. It includes all four original color process poster films used to create the poster, matching print poster proof, which is the very first print of the poster on a thicker paper using more vibrant ink (to proof test the poster before mass production), and the poster itself, which have all been nicely framed! Posters are no longer made using films, so this is a nice collectible to own

Big Hoodoo’s Hexed Cloak


This handmade black cloak featuring feathers along the collar and a red interior was predominantly worn by Big Hoodoo during his Psychopathic debut video “Hexed”! It is a one-of-a-kind super dope item that has been immortalized in the video and is a relic to be cherished by any collector. The cost of making the cloak alone was hundreds of dollars in materials and mad hours sewing each stitch, bead, and feather, but the real value is priceless.

ICP Theater Season 2 Usher Uniforms

These 2 blue and black uniforms were worn during ICP Theater Season 2 by Sugar Slam and the great Greg “The Hammer” Valentine, who has held over 40 championships and has been inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. These outfits are handmade and of super high quality. Sugar Slam’s outfit includes a blazer, corset, cap, and heels, while the Hammer’s outfit includes a suit jacket, dress shirt, dress pants, bow tie, cap, and cuff links. These one-of-a-kind outfits were forever immortalized on every episode of season 2 of the hilarious ICP Theater!

Juggalo March Football Jersey


This 3XL black and red football jersey (which is one of 12) was worn by the Psychopathic Records artists during the Juggalo March held in Washington DC, at the most iconic moment in all of Juggalo history, as thousands upon thousands of ninjas from all over the country descended upon the National Mall to be unified with one voice to shout in protest to the injustice suffered by our family being labeled a gang! It was a proud moment when the world showed love for the underdogs because we had the courage to stand up and Fite Back against our oppressors! Rep that incredible moment proudly with this commemorative, extremely limited jersey!

FTFOMF Tour Jerseys

These two 2XL jerseys are arguably some of the best looking, highest quality jerseys ever produced. They were custom made to be worn by DJ Clay during the FTFOMF tour that went out in the winter of 2019. These jerseys are in perfect condition as they were never worn. There is a white baseball jersey and a black football jersey. There were only 4 of each of these jerseys ever made, to be worn by Shaggy, DJ Clay, DJ Carlito, and Tre Lb.

Dog Beats Test Press Vinyls

This is the album that started it all…. This was the very first album ICP ever recorded in a music studio. After getting snaked for thousands of dollars by local music producer Chuck Miller, ICP walked away with their now classic album “Dog Beats.” More than 25 years later, this album was finally pressed to vinyl. Since this 5-album test pressing is the only one in existence, it now takes the reins as one of rarest pieces of Inner City Posse collectibles known to man.

Tunnel of Love XXX & Regular Version Test Press Vinyls


Audio collectors…I can hear you drooling from here. This lot includes BOTH Test Press Vinyls for Tunnel of Love XXX and Regular Edition. These are one-of-a-kind and even come in the original boxes they were shipped in. If you’ve ever wanted to school your friends, just watch their jaws drop when you pull these out of your collection!

Tales from the Lotus Pod Test Press Vinyls


After its CD release in 2001, over 15 years later, the Tales from the Lotus Pod album was finally pressed to vinyl to be sold as the ultimate Dark Lotus collector’s item at the Tales from the Lotus Pod Show that was supposed to take place on Juggalo Weekend 2017. Although this show never went down, the vinyls were already pressed, so they were sold on Hatchetgear. This is the one-of-a-kind 9-album Test Pressing Vinyl set for the most critically acclaimed Dark Lotus album ever made, Tales From The Lotus Pod!

Mystery Box

Absolutely anything could be inside this box of mystery. It could be something that you would give your nut sack to own, or it could be something that will make you question the old adage “look before you leap.” Just how far are you willing to go in the bid to find out? That, my friend, remains the real mystery!

Dark Carnival Games Hockey Jersey


This 2XL super dope hockey jersey is one of six that were created to give out as prizes for the winners of the master’s tournaments at the first ever Dark Carnival Games Con held in Mount Clemens, MI, in 2017. Only five were needed as prizes in the end; thus this one was an extra. This is the last of its kind and is one of the freshest-looking jerseys ever made, of the highest quality. Here is your chance to own this super dope jersey that reps DCG to the fullest! Game on muddafackoo!

Hell’s Pit Poster Proof Set

This iconic Hell’s Pit “Who Can Survive?” themed promotional poster set was manufactured back in 2004 to help promote one of the most legendary albums of ICP’s career. This poster proof set (roughly 18” x 24”) is one-of-a-kind and includes the art from the album cover. It includes all four original color process poster films used to create the poster (one of which has been signed by ICP), matching print poster proof, which is the very first print of the poster on a thicker paper using more vibrant ink (to proof test the poster before mass production), and the poster itself, which have all been nicely framed! Posters are no longer made using films, so this is a nice collectible to own.

Hack Benjamin’s Mask


Yes, you read the title correctly! It’s none other than the mask and chest piece worn by Hack Benjamin himself! This iconic character played by Jumpsteady and featured in the movies Big Money Hustlas and Big Money Rustlas has become a favorite amongst Juggalos, and here is your chance to own this treasured artifact of movie memorabilia! This is one of the two masks that were ever used in the movies. It comes complete in the original case and is in very worn condition with some significant damage (both breathing tubs have been severed), as it has been through a lot, seeing that its original origins stem all the way back to 1946! It is without question one of the dopest items that has ever been presented at the Psychopathic Auction.

Carnival of Carnage Vinyl

Get ready for your fuckin wig to be split wide open as we bring to you the rarest manufactured ICP item of all time! Brought to you straight from Violent J’s moms house, where it has been kept in pristine condition for all these years. We present to you the sealed Carnival of Carnage vinyl, which is the first vinyl that Psychopathic has ever made that came out back in 1993! Featuring the songs Psychopathic, Red Neck Hoe, Wizard of the Hood, Is That You, Carnival of Carnage, Never Had It Made, Guts on the Ceiling, and Taste. With only 50 of these ever produced, you may never even have the chance of acquiring one of these again in your lifetime!

ICP’s Custom-made Super Hero Outfits


These custom made Soopa Ninja and Captain Juggalo outfits are one of a kind and will be featured in the 20th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos infomercial, as worn by ICP! The Soopa Ninja outfit, which was handmade for Violent J, comes with blue pants, white and blue Kung-fu jacket, red and white belt, white mask, white gloves, blue head wrap, blue headband, googles, white shoes, and white nunchucks. The Captain Juggalo outfit, which was handmade for Shaggy 2 Dope, comes with a red muscle suit outfit (the base of which is a store-bought costume) with white Hatchetman crest, blue cape, white belt, blue short shorts, googles, and white boots. These outfits will be forever immortalized in the 20th annual GOTJ infomercial and soon they can be yours!

Violent J’s Clownopolis Painting

STOP PLAYIN! This hand-painted work of art created and signed by none other than Violent J took days to complete and is the only painting he has ever done—and it’s entirely possible that it will be the only painting he will ever do! It features his imaginative take on a mythical town that he calls Clownopolis! It is a rare glympise into the creative mind of a platinum-selling artist who has brought us so much joy through his music, and now here is his creative expression on canvas! This is the ultimate dream item for collectors and art enthusiasts alike!

The Original Fearless Fred Fury Sketch

It’s time for the holy shit chant. No for real! This is hands down the most dopest ICP item ever to be seen, let alone auctioned. This is the ORIGINAL sketch of one of the greatest Jokers Cards ever…Fearless Fred Fury…that was envisioned by Violent J and then hand drawn by Shaggy 2 Dope himself! It has been signed by ICP, and the sketch includes different versions of where FFF is emanating from. This artifact is the Holy Grail of ICP collectibles that should be mounted as the centerpiece to an altar of all that is fresh. Drop the mic…we’re done son…we out this bitch!

In OTHER Gathering news, four of the biggest names in old school hardcore wrestling have been added to the card for the SoopaMania JCW event!

The 20th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos proudly presents JCW’s EXTREME invasion! Starring the icons of hardcore, reunited for a legendary night of extreme wrestling, with Sabu! Sandman! Tommy Dreamer! And “The Franchise” Shane Douglas! Watch as these four titans and innovators of wrestling reunite in the ring to bring the pain–at JCW’s SoopaMania! Also signing autographs at the autograph tent. It’s the reunion wrestling ninjas have dreamed for! Holy Shit! Holy Shit! Soopamania is about to get EXTREME!

Make sure you check that out! And don’t forget, running commentary for SoopaMania will be Kegan the Creep and Shaggy 2 Dope, themselves!

We missed him last year, but making his return to the Gathering of the Juggalos for it’s 20th anniversary, no e other than Kung Fu Vampire!

Live on the Shazam Stage, witness the otherworldy spectacle as the Knockturnal creature himself emerges amid billowing smoke, emanating a powerful presence and sounds that bump in the night. You feel the swift shock of his judo chop and the sudden sting upon your neck. That’s when it all goes black…and then, guaranteed my friend, you will see only RED. The hunger begins! Let the vampiric thirst overtake you as the forces of the undead attack in the pit. Kung Fu Vampire returns to GOTJ biioooootccch!

Glad to see him back! Check back for more SoopaGathering updates!

More updates for that ass! Surely you didn’t think we’d be doing the 20th Gathering without these guys!

The 20th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos Proudly Welcomes Kingspade! Who run this muthafucka?!?! Join the Suburban Noize Royalty as they deliver the OG smoke-induced euphoria with the sounds that pound as only they know how! With all the fresh stoner anthems you know and love, delivered with that Cali swag. Do you smell that? It’s that King’s blend homie! Breathe in deep and hit it and pass! It’s 20 years of the Gathering and D-Loc and Johnny Richter have been there since Day 1. Whoop whoop! The Soopa Gathering proudly welcomes our Family back to rock the stage–the one, the only Kingspade!

Keep checking back for more Gathering updates!

More additions to the SoopaGathering! Joining us for the first time, up-and-comer Token has been added to the lineup for SoopaStage!

The 20th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos proudly welcomes Token! This hip hop prodigy sensation has taken the world by storm with a flow as distinct as his wild videos and in-yo-face personality. His jaw-dropping chopper flow and crazy lyrical content leaves this New England MC standing tall as one of a kind and in a league of his own. He has only begun his reign as he rises to prominence in the world of hip hop. Making his Gathering debut, Token joins the Juggalo Family to celebrate 20 years of GOTJ!

Stay tuned for more Gathering updates!

Another act confirmed for the SoopaGathering, the Butcher Babies will be returning this year!

The 20th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos presents The Butcher Babies! The murdering, marauding metal mavens are back and ready to give you a ride that will leave you on the edge, screaming in terror for more. Get ready to get butchered! Get ready to get bloody! These metal queens do not play and are here to celebrate what they proudly refer to as our “beautiful fuckin’ family”! Start a pit! Get lit! Get stomped and ready for metal mayhem at its finest. The Butcher Babies are back for more and ready for war! Can you handle it?

Check back for more updates!

More acts for Shazam Stage, Zillakami × SoSmula, AKA City Morgue have been added to the Gathering lineup!

The 20th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos proudly welcomes the debut GOTJ performance of City Morgue: ZillaKami x SosMula! Join the riot and the absolute chaos of the rap and metal infusion of NYC MCs City Morgue–pure, unadulterated theme music for anarchy! These ninjas are Down With the Clown, blowing the fuck up all over the globe, and ready to unleash a full-on attack with their high-octane, high-energy, never comprimised insane performance on the Shazam Stage. The Gathering of the Juggalos gives a very warm welcome to their raw talent and truly original, fucking crazy style. Who’s heading to the Morgue? Prepare your body bags, Juggalos! It’s going down!

http://www.citymorgueofficial.com/

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