Joseph Frank Bruce known by his stage name Violent J, is an American rapper, record producer, professional wrestler, and is known for the hip hop duo Insane Clown Posse (ICP). He is a co-founder of the record label Psychopathic Records, with fellow ICP rapper Shaggy 2 Dope (Joseph Utsler) and their former manager, Alex Abbiss. In addition, Violent J is the co-founder of the professional wrestling promotion Juggalo Championship Wrestling.
Violent J Bio Profile
- Birth name: Joseph Frank Bruce
- Also known as: Jagged Joe
Big Baby Sweets
Big Baby Chips
Duke of the Wicked
Big Joe Bruce
- Birth date: April 28, 1972
- Birth place: Berkley, Michigan, U.S.
- Occupation(s): Producer, rapper, wrestler
- Years active: 1989–present
Violent J Net Worth
Violent J is an American rapper, record producer, professional wrestler, and is known for the hip hop duo Insane Clown Posse (ICP). According to celebrity net worth, Violent J makes an estimate net worth of $15 million as of 2023. Also read about the net worth of these popular celebrities like Trouble Rapper Net Worth, Machine Gun Kelly Net Worth and Kevin Gates Net Worth.
Violent J Early Years
Violent J was born in Berkley, Michigan. When he was only two, His father, Richard Bruce, stole all of the family’s money and left. He was taken care by his mother. In 1989, Bruce, as Jagged Joe, Joseph Utsler, as Kangol Joe, and John Utsler, as Master J, decide to drop a single titled “Party at the Top of the Hill” under the name of JJ Boys.
He dropped out of school in ninth grade, and moved in with his friend, Rudy, in River Rouge. After having a short career in wrestling, Bruce in 1989, along with his friend Dale Miettinen Jr. recorded Intelligence and Violence on a karaoke machine, which marked the debut of Bruce’s stage name Violent J.
Violent J Musical Career
In 1989, Bruce released his first solo release, Enter the Ghetto Zone. In 2003, Bruce released his second solo release Wizard of the Hood. In 2009, Bruce released the LP The Shining. A group named Golden Goldies was formed in 1995 which was a a comical group whose lyrics focused solely on gold.
The group consisted of Joseph Bruce (Golden Jelly), Robert Bruce (Golden Gram), Billy Bill (Gold Double B), Alex Abbiss (Gold Rocks), Joseph Utsler (Gold D), Mike E. Clark (Gold Digger), Rich Murrell (Golden Warrior), Frank Giammanco (Golden Frank), Josh Silverstein (Rold Gold), Kelly Eubanks (Gold Spud), Keith Jex (Gold Teeth), Dave Fink the East Side G (Golden Toby), and Matt Mackalantie (Gold Spakalantie). The group held only one live performance. Also read Who Is Koe Wetzel and Is Lynyrd Skynyrd Still Alive?
Another group named Dark Lotus was formed in the year 1998, Dark Lotus consisted of Bruce and Utsler of Insane Clown Posse, Jamie Spaniolo and Paul Methric of Twiztid, and Chris Rouleau. They had six-members but decided to keep the group to only five. On January 19, 2017, in an interview with Faygoluvers, Insane Clown Posse announced that the group is no longer exist.
In 1999, Psychopathic Rydas was formed and consists of Bruce (Bullet), Utsler (Full Clip), Methric (Foe Foe), Spaniolo (Lil’ Shank), Rouleau (Cell Block), Lowery (Sawed Off) and Hutto (Yung Dirt).
Psychopathic Rydas basically reuses the beats of popular rappers without paying to license the original songs or requesting permission from copyright owners.
Soopa Villainz, was formed in 2002, Soopa Villainz consisted of Detroit rappers L.A.V.E.L. (Mr. Heart), Bruce (Mr. Diamond), Esham (Mr. Spade) and Utsler (Mr. Club). In October 2005, the group disbanded.
Violent J Facts
In 2021, Bruce announced that he was suffering from atrial fibrillation.
Bruce was jailed for ninety days in 1989–1990 for death threats, robbery, and violating probation.
At age of seven, one day, J along with his brothers kept the butterfly in a jar overnight, and thinking to free it the morning. When they awoke, the brothers found the butterfly had died, they felt pity. The brothers made a vow that “one day, they will apologize to that butterfly in heaven. On every Insane Clown Posse album and EP it reads “Dedicated to the Butterfly”.
Violent J Films
- Big Money Hustlas (2000), as Big Baby Sweets/Ape Boy
- Bowling Balls (2004), as J
- Death Racers (2008), as Violent J
- Aqua Teen Hunger Force (2010), as Violent J
- Big Money Rustlas (2010), as Big Baby Chips
Violent J is an American rapper, record producer, professional wrestler, and is known for the hip hop duo Insane Clown Posse (ICP). He makes an estimate net worth of $15 million as of 2023. He is one of the well known rapper who has given various songs and title to the music industry.
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