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Editors’ Notes

While mainstream crossover success has largely eluded him, Detroit MC and pioneer Esham has developed a fiercely loyal, cult-like following over the years, and has released at least 15 albums since the late ‘80s. For better or for worse, his over-the-top, shock tactic lyricism has influenced many other acts, especially Midwestern icons like Eminem and Insane Clown Posse. On Secret Society Circus, his subject matter is decidedly less Satan-oriented than his early material, but is still saturated with extreme sex and violence, that is either totally hilarious or jaw-droppingly offensive, depending on your taste/age. Production-wise, the tracks here are quite minimalist, relying mostly on simple beats and keyboards, with only a few samples and very little rock instrumentation. His alterego Homey the Clown controls the microphone here, with the pitched-up, helium-huffing flow in full effect. If you're already a life-long fan, then you'll probably love this, if you're not, it's unlikely to win you over, though there are definitely some solid joints. Check out the pimp manifesto "Put It In My Pocket," pseudo-R&B epic "Sextoyz," and the funk-laden reflection "Wtf."

Customer Reviews

Esham's alter ego...Homey The clown is back with another classic

Esham just spits out the wicked classics...everything he does is sick

Tight beats, wack rhymes.

All the concepts on here are great but the freestyle raps are bogus. Polish these songs up before you put them on the street. Subatomic was killer but this is just goofy.

come on

go listen to dead flowers & closed casket & do it like that E!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Born: September 20, 1973 in Long Island, NY

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

As an underappreciated cult artist, Esham's harsh hardcore rap thrived in this hometown of Detroit, Michigan, for years before an ensemble of artists with a similar style began crossing over into the mainstream in the late '90s. Long before rock acts such as Limp Bizkit began rapping, long before rappers such as Kid Rock began rocking, Esham was integrating a rock influence into his rap in the early '90s, crafting a unique style of self-declared "acid rap." In fact, this term is rather fitting, given...
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