Have you ever listened to Boondox songs? I mean really listen. Like full on reading the lyrics as they are said and paying close attention to every little tick of the synthesized beat. It's hard to do in a way, keeping your ears open to every drop, every high and low, the melody line and bass. But if you can do it then something comes clear. Some of the songs have a darker tone. Now yes, Boondox is a Juggalo and his songs are going to be violent, but I mean even darker tone that that. Passed the narmal horrorcore music. As if he knows something that no one else does. The songs that have this, so far that I am aware of, are "Seven", "Untold/Unwriten", "Inbred Evil", and "We All Fall".
So what's the importance of these songs? What do they hold that none of the others hold? Well each of them has a unified message. If you look at "Seven" it talks about a boy who was born by his mothers rape and grew up in a corn field like a scarecrow (keep scarecrow in mind, this becomes more relivent later). The song goes on to talk about how he fought to survive and became a killer. In the second verse he talks about kidnapping someone and dragging them "home". But he lives in a corn field, so what is home? Well in the song "Inbred Evil" Boondox tells the story of a child who was born from a woman being raped by her relitive of some kind. It's never clear how they are related, but the son grew up on a farm in a hostile enviorment. He then goes on a killing spree, murdering his parents and a bunch of random people. Then he takes them back to the bedroom he grew up in and dismembers them. And the way he catches them, he pretends to be a scarecrow and then surprise attacks them. If we go back to "Seven" for a moment the song says:
"A demon spawn,
the child of a bastard son
seven born of seven,
and the seventh child fatherd one"
This isn't the only time the idea of being the only child of the seventh seventh. In the song "Untold/Unwriten" this is referenced again. And he calls himself the prophet and that Satan came to him and told him he was going to bring about the destruction of man kind. Not only that, he also says angels bleed and bring his words to life. Angels can't bleed, because they are so far perfect in the eyes of God, if you follow the KJV bible. So if an angel bleed it would be imperfect, a demon. So what Boondox is saying is that he is the evil of hell brought to destroy the world. Now all of this is united in the song "We All Fall". In this song he talks extencively about how
everything will end and die. But not in the normal way, in a way much more sinister. That he, Boondox/The Scarecr
ow/The Inbred Evil/ The prophet, has the choice of killing everything. Now this could just be a motif, but what if it's not? What if Boondox really is the one to bring about the rapture/end of days...
Insane Clown Posse
I'm sure you've herd of them. ICP, the popular horrorcore group that sings about a place call
ed the Dark Carnival. Shaggy 2 Dope and Violent J pretty much invented Juggalos. Now, a lot of people have looked at the Dark Carnival and the joker cards to try and find some hidden massage. If you don't know, here the basic run down. The Dark Carnival is an allegory. It speaks of six different forms of sin and pentence; Carnival of Carnage, Ring Master, Riddle Box, Great Melinko, Amazing Jeckle Brothers, and the Wraith. The first, Carnival of Carnage, is a supposed traveling carnival that is only open to people who live nice lives to show the horrors of the ghetto. The Ring Master is the supposed leader of this circus and he challenges what is truly right and wrong in lif
e. The Riddle box is a way of judgment after death. If you see smoke coem from the box you go to hell, if you see light you go to heaven. The Great Melinko is a necromancer who will tempt people with lust adn greed and if they overcome these illusions they are good people. The Amazing Jeckle Brothers are another means of judgment that will do a juggling act of peoples sins and if it messes up because there are too many the person gos to hell. The final, The Wraith, is the grim reaper. Now ICP revelead they are Christians and that the Carnival is an allegory, so why write this? Well what if we focused on something else.
There are four songs that all have the same mood to them. "Mr. Johnson's Head", "In my Room" "Under the Moon", and "Vera Lee". These song appear every onther album. The first, "Mr. Johnson's Head" is from The Ring Master album. "Under The Moon" appears in The Great Melinko. "In My Room" is from Hell's Pit and "Vera Lee" from Bang! Pow! Boom!. All of these songs have the same kind of theme; a teenage boy who encounters the paranormal.
If we line them up like a story in the order like this:Mr. Johnson's Head
In My Room Under the Moon
This shows a very clear story for us to follow. It starts with a young boy in highschool who no one cares about. He hates life, is very poor, and often thinks about killing himself, but he can't bring himself to do so. He is in love with a girl, but this girl never acknowledges he exist. One day after school, his racist teacher hung up a Confederate flag. This pushed the poor boy over the edge and he cut off the teacher's head and stuffs it into his backpack then continues on normally for the next few days. He finally ditches the head in the hallway when no one is there and stands back as people find it. No one suspects a thing. He was driven by some unknown force that made him sick repeatedly to murder, and he got away with it.
Once he gets away with this the boy continues life as normal. He goes to school every day and is never once suspected of the crime. The school finally starts to get used to the death of Mr. Johnson when a young female student dies. She was a lot like the boy, a nobody. No one cared about her. Soon the ghost of this girl comes back to haunt the main character. He realizes she noticed him. This girl who died loved the boy who killed. The boy is confused, and is driven deeper into insanity by the spirit following him.
After this encounter, the boy starts to adjust. Every night he comes home and goes straight to his room and waits for night. Once it's night-time Vera Lee comes to his room and they become romantic. They do this nightly, the two teenagers having a stronger bond than anyone despite
being separated by death. Another tragedy strikes, however, and Vera Lee can not return as a neighbor spotted her. So, being madly in love with the ghost, the teenage boy takes a shotgun and knife to the neighbours house and murders everyone in there. Once he gets home he immediately heads up to his room to wait for dark. But the ghost never returns. And the boy, presumably, dies waiting alone in his room for so long.
But, in "Under The Moon" at the start, "I'm still here..."
The boy stopped waiting for the ghost, putting the murders in his past and going back to school. Everyone still hates him, but one girl doesn't. So now, in his Senior year of highschool, our protagonist has a living girl friend. They love each other a lot. But this story is not without woes. One day a man tried to rape the girl. Having been through the stress of his girlfriends rape, the boy returns to his killer instincts. He takes his fathers gun and shoots the rapist in the head. He then is sentenced to life in prison, but as he is dragged away his
lover tells him they'll always be together under the moon. The boy takes this to heart, writing letters to his girlfriend and calling her. He never gets a response. The boy goes crazy and finally realizes he has killed so much with no prize. It is never clear what happens to him.
Violent J was the one who came up with the idea of the Dark Carnival. He said it came to him in a dream. That he just dreamed about a mode of judging if someone did wrong and deserved death. But why would anyone who has been a good human do that? I could see how a crazy serial killer could have that dream though.