Behind the Paint

book by Joseph Bruce

Behind the Paint is an autobiography of Joseph Bruce better known as Violent J, one half of the hip-hop group, Insane Clown Posse. The book was published by Psychopathic Records in July of 2003 and had a revised second edition that was released in August 2004. The book is about Bruce's childhood, professional wrestling career, and musical career. Brian Raftery, a writer for Wired magazine commented on the book saying: it was a "soul-baring memoir filled with unpleasant details."[1]


  1. Raftery, Brian (29 November 2010). "How Two Outcast Rappers Built an Insane Clown Empire" – via