Wizard of the Hood blows into town…

     In this mystical walk through an imaginary land, you feel the vast beats, racy lyrics and a sense of humor through Insane Clown Posse’s artist Violent J.
     A parody of “The Wizard of Oz,” the Wizard of the Hood is creative, imaginative and as funky as it could be for a spoof.
     Artist Violent J is the male version of Dorothy while other Psychopathic artist Monoxide, Jamie Madrox, Blaze Ya Dead Homie, Anybody Killa and Shaggy 2 Dope all play the other roles of the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Lion, the wizard’s munchkin and the Wizard of the Hood.
     Just like the movie this CD tells a story of how Violent J was in a tornado and how his “crack” house landed on the wicked witch. This is where Violent J comes across the lollipop kids and munchkins who praise him for killing “that wicked old b—-.”
     The songs follow like a continuing story that allows you to follow the yellow brick road starting with the Scarecrow (Monoxide) in the song, “Homies 2 Smoke With,”  where they rap and rhyme about smoking weed with friends and how it gets lonely in the hood.
     Next you come upon the character Tin Tizzy (Jamie Madrox) in the song “Thug Whillin.” This is a diabolical song where both Violent J and the Scarecrow meet Tin Tizzy who threatens to shoot them and Violent J raps that “even in Oz they thug whillin.”
     Then we come across the Lion (Blaze Ya Dead Homie) in the song “Horribly Horrifying.” The Lion scares all three of them; in the end, however, he just wants to get laid and figures maybe they’d know where some girls were.
     Last but not least you meet the wizard’s munchkin (Anybody Killa) and the Wizard of the Hood (Shaggy 2 Dope) in the song, “The Wizard’s Palace.” This song is the ending of the story where basically all four characters get what they want. They have their wishes come true.
     These newfound friends find themselves smoking weed in the Hood or what we would consider a trip of the third kind. They all share their wishes with each other of how the Scarecrow would like homies to smoke with, the Tin Man wishing to have a gun to be a real thug, and the Lion wanting nookie(some girls to put in a nice way), and finally of Violent J just wanting to go back to Detroit.
     Although the “Wizard of the Hood” is primarily made for laughs, you do get a sense of what it is to have real friends in a world that is so messed up. People are just looking for an escape. You also get two bonus tracks: “Axes Swingin'” and “Multiple Myselves,” which are both just as good as any of the songs on the track listing. This CD is a definite must and is highly recommended for your listening pleasure.