Dog Beats
EP by Inner City Posse
Released 1991
Genre Midwest hip hop
Length 19:51
Label Psychopathic Records
Producer(s) Joseph Bruce, Chuck Miller
Inner City Posse chronology
Bass-ment Cuts
Dog Beats

Dog Beats is a 1991 EP by Inner City Posse, later to be known as Insane Clown Posse. It was the first record ever released by Psychopathic Records.[1]

For the cover, Violent J had his friend, Don, hang from a rope in Delray dressed as a clown. Don would later perform with ICP in their early days as a hype man, but eventually tension caused him to drop out.[1] This album features samples of other artists lyrics and songs. "Life at Risk" contains some lyrics from the Ice Cube track "Who's the Mack?". The title track uses a looped sample from the George Clinton's song "Atomic Dog" as its bassline and refrain. "Ghetto Zone" uses a sample from Rod Stewart's Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?.

"Wizard of the Hood" was later re-released, slightly different, on ICP's debut album Carnival of Carnage. The remaining three tracks were included in the first Forgotten Freshness compilation, while the re-release of said compilation Forgotten Freshness Volumes 1 & 2 included only "Dog Beats", omitting the other two tracks. In 2002 to Celberate the Release of the sixth jokers card The Wraith: Shangri-La Psychopathic Resissued it in short printing. In 2009 it was reissued by Psychopathic's distributer "RED Distribution" for a nationwide release.


  1. "Ghetto Zone" - 6:02
  2. "Wizard of the Hood" - 5:18
  3. "Life at Risk" - 3:30
  4. "Dog Beats" - 4:51


  1. 1.0 1.1 Bruce, Joseph; Hobey Echlin. "Intelligence and Violence". in Nathan Fostey. ICP: Behind the Paint (2nd Edition ed.). Royal Oak, Michigan: Psychopathic Records. pp. 136–137. ISBN 09741846083. 
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