Fatherhood has a tendency to change musicians largely, if not invariably, for the worse. Raging, heroin-addicted badasses become proud, sleepy suburban dads cranking out maudlin tributes to their doe-eyed little bundles of joy. Rappers lose their edge; rockers turn into giant pussies.
But what happens when the fathers involved are Shaggy 2 Dope and Violent J of Insane Clown Posse? That's the question behind "Miracles", the much-reviled twosome's "positive" homage to their children, rainbows, puppies, stars, music, their fans and everything good and miraculous in this strange and beautiful world. It is a song and video bizarrely devoid of irony or self-consciousness, a mawkish homage to nature and God and the bible and stuff from an unlikely source.
It is also, it should be noted, fucking insane, especially the part where Shaggy or Violent (we're on a first name basis) angrily inquires, "Fucking magnets: how do they work?" as if enraged yet dazzled by nature's infinite wonders. He then angrily denounces scientists for lying and pissing him off. But don't take our word for it. Experience the magic yourself: