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A brief chat with Twiztid


Jamie Madrox of Detroit horror-rappers Twiztid is a content man. The band left the wings of the Insane Clown Posse and Psychopathic Records to go their own way, and now Jamie Madrox and Monoxide Child are embarking on the “Back to Hell: Into the Darkness” tour in support of the new The Darkness album. We spoke to Madrox to get the lowdown…J

Yellow Scene: What have you been up to since we last spoke nearly five years ago?

Jamie Madrox: Putting out those three albums, touring, doing interviews, doing all kinds of cool sh*t. It’s been a crazy ride. [Regarding the departure from Psychopathic], we like to liken it to a situation where it was time to leave the nest, spread our wings, and see if we could take the world on by ourselves. There’s only so much you can learn, and then it’s time to go off by yourself. Those guys [ICP] will always be our boys.

YS: The new record, The Darkness – how do you think you’ve grown over the past couple of albums?

JM: With every record, we’re never content. We’re not the kind of people who settle for, “That’s cool – so what?” We keep doing something until someone’s like, “My God, it’s perfect. Just leave it alone.” We like to try to outdo ourselves. That seems to be the challenge.

YS: Do you like playing Colorado?

JM: Absolutely. Colorado always shows us love. There’s a lot of family there. It’s always a really good time, without question. Denver was one of the first major core cities that really accepted us. We have a soft spot in our heart for Colorado.

YS: What can we expect from the set?

JM: Pandaemonium. Us doing what we do. Rocking the dead.

YS: What’s next, after this tour?

JM: Getting ready to start recording more material. There are some talks about doing some projects and what-not. Also, there’s talk of a Blaze [Ya Dead Homie] project – trying to get him back in the studio to get his record recorded. We’ll definitely be keeping busy.

Twiztid plays with Kung Fu Vampire, Davey Suicide, the Damn Dirty Apes, Kissing Candice, Slo Pain, and LSP at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 22 and Saturday, May 23 at the Roxy Theatre; 2549 Welton St., Denver; 720-242-9782; $27.


Brett Calwood
Brett Callwood is an English journalist, copy writer, editor and author, currently living and working in Los Angeles. He is the music editor with the LA Weekly. He was previously a reporter at the Longmont Times-Call and Daily Camera, the music editor at the Detroit Metro Times and editor-in-chief at Yellow Scene magazine. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brett_Callwood

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