Joseph Utsler (born October 14, 1974 in Wayne, Michigan), better known as Shaggy 2 Dope is one half of the Insane Clown Posse, along with fellow rapper Joseph Bruce (known as Violent J). Along with Violent J and their former manager, Alex Abbiss, the trio founded Psychopathic Records. Utsler is credited for drawing the "Hatchet Man" featured prominently in the Psychopathic Records logo. Utsler almost died performing a concert due to a combination of low blood sugar and the flu. He was also a member of the Latin Counts gang.
J sang more often for the group in the past because as Shaggy says he had more studio time and his voice fit certain songs better1
In September 2003, he announced on The Howard Stern Show that he was engaged to his girlfriend of 7 years. His sons Cyrus Utsler and Isaac Utsler were born in 1996.
Utsler is also a professional wrestler with Bruce. They have competed for World Championship Wrestling (WCW), Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), World Wrestling Federation (WWF), Ring of Honor (ROH), Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW), Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), Pro Wrestling Unplugged (PWU), Xtreme Pro Wrestling (XPW) and their own promotion, Juggalo Championshit Wrestling (JCW). His finishing move is a top rope guillotine legdrop.
Shaggy2dope grew up poor roaming the streets of Detroit,