Before there was horrorcore, before Gravediggaz, before Insane Clown Posse, there was Insane Poetry. Though the world got its first taste of the blood-splattered lyrics of rapper Cyco and his posse via the 1992 album Grim Reality and single “How Ya Gonna Reason With A Psycho,” Insane Poetry actually first hit wax the previous year on Rodney O-Joe Cooley’s single “Get Ready To Roll” and an appearance at the legendary Coolin’ In Compton Festival in 1990 alongside N.W.A., Compton's Most Wanted, and Big Daddy Kane.
So IP's street cred is rock solid...yet this ain’t no irrelevant, old school outfit either. Like Kool G Rap and Kool Keith, Insane Poetry has managed to stay one step ahead of the underground rap scene and relevant as hell. Fallen From Grace is Insane Poetry’s latest album, and it’s every bit as intense as classics like Blacc Plague and Faith In Chaos. Recent death-metal-rap collaborations with Sutter Kain found on IP’s MySpace page proves Cyco is always a step ahead of the trends.
Freestyle 101 was thrilled when Cyco agreed to stop in and drop an insane freestyle over a swaggering Messiaz beat, and talk about the SoCal hip hop movement. He even rapped about Batman, The Matrix, flesh eating zombies, and gave some props to his Insane Clown Posse Juggalo homies. Nice…
Next week’s Freestyle 101 features Sheek Louch and Bully of D-Block from the New York Sessions, so hit us up at 3PM EST on Tuesday, March 4th. Make sure to visit us on MySpace, watch past episodes, view our photo gallery, rant in the Forums or check out some freestyles from fellow West Coast MCs Glasses Malone, LMNO, Ras Kass, Gift of Gab, Tash of The Liks, RBX and Planet Asia.