Bass-Ment Cuts
EP by Inner City Posse
Released 1991
Recorded 1990
Genre Midwest hip hop
Length 21:37
Label Rude Time Records/Psychopathic Records
Inner City Posse chronology
Intelligence and Violence
Bass-ment Cuts
Dog Beats

Bass-ment Cuts is a 1991[1] EP by Inner City Posse. It runs just over 21 minutes. The album is by 2 Dope and Violent J, who would go on to become Insane Clown Posse, and 2 Dope's brother John Kickjazz.

The entire album was recorded on a karaoke machine bought for Violent J by his then-girlfriend.[1]


Bass-ment Cuts was sold first hand by Inner City Posse, their friend Rudy Hill and his cousins, and Bruce's then-girlfriend Karen.[1] Due to the success Rudy had selling the cassettes in Southwest side of Detroit, where the group had its most sales, Inner City Posse decided to call their label Rude Time Records.[1] The group soon reached out to record store owner Alex Abbiss to sell their cassettes in his store Hot Hits. After the success of their sales on the street and with Alex, the group decided to pursue rapping as their professional career, teaming with Alex to create the record company Psychopathic Records.[1]

The album was re-released on CD by Psychopathic Records.


  1. "Intro" - 1:02
  2. "Set It Off" - 3:57
  3. "Lock Down" - 1:06
  4. "Bitches" - 4:24
  5. "Insian Like" - 3:40
  6. "Play That Hoe" - 3:45
  7. "Ghetto Style" - 1:33
  8. "The I.C.P." - 2:10


"Intro" contains samples of Theme from The Dukes of Hazzard (Good Ol' Boys). In it, the group mentions that the album contains many beats from other songs popular of the era. The song "Set It Off" contains a diss of N.W.A after the departure of Ice Cube, comparing them to Barry Manilow.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Bruce, Joseph; Hobey Echlin. "Intelligence and Violence". in Nathan Fostey. ICP: Behind the Paint (2nd Edition ed.). Royal Oak, Michigan: Psychopathic Records. pp. 136–138. ISBN 09741846083. 
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