Soopa Villianz was a hardcore rap group signed to Psychopathic Records, and consisted of members of the same label rapping under different names. Membership includes vocalists Mr. Heart (Lavel), Mr. Diamond (Violent J), Mr.Spade later changed to Black Hitler (Esham), and Mr. Club (Shaggy 2 Dope). The group is characterized by its hard-hitting and often noisy basslines, outrageous lyricism, and gimmick as notorious criminals with superpowers. Mention of the "SV" was first made on the Insane Clown Posse's album The Wraith: Shangri-La in 2002, in a song with Esham entitled Soopa Villianz (the song itself was tacked on to the end of another track, effectively making the song a "hidden track"). It was announced that Esham and ICP together were collectively known as the 'Soopa Villainz'.
Between 2003 and 2005, mention of the group would be made on various albums, including a song on Esham's 2002 compilation album Acid Rain, featured as a new song on the album, a song on Esham's 2003 LP Repentance entitled Soopa Doopa, a mention on the Psychopathic collab Psychopathics From Outer Space Part 2, and various other places. However, through all this hype, little was known or divulged about the group itself, i.e. additional membership, album release date, etc.
Finally, in 2005, a release date was announced, not three, but four members, each with different names (Mr. Heart, Mr. Diamond, Mr. Spade AKA Black Hitler, and Mr. Club). Speculation abounded as to who was who, and who the fourth member was, right up until the release date of the album, when it was discovered that Detroit-based rapper Lavel was, in fact, the fourth member. The Soopa Villainz debut album, Furious, was finally released on August 16, 2005.
At the 2005 Gathering of the Juggalos, it was announced that there would be a Soopa Heroez group to battle and destroy the Soopa Villianz. The Twiztid album, Mutant Vol. 2, has a blue Soopa Heroez symbol on the back cover. Speculation abounded as to who the other members may be, including the The R.O.C., Anybody Killa, and Blaze Ya Dead Homie. There was even rumor of a 'Soopa Doopa Tour'.
The Soopa Villainz group was in question, over Esham leaving the group on Friday October, 21 2005. Psychopathic later announced that the Soopa Villainz and Soopa Heroes projects have been cancelled. The webmaster of the acidrap.com forums posted that Esham and Lavel will release a Soopa Villainz album.
On July 28th, 2006, Esham posted a Podcast on his site which contained an entirely unreleased Soopa Villainz album, entitled "It Ain't Safe No More" on his acidrap.com site. The album contains 14 new songs, including remixes, solos, and an extremely graphic gay bashing song entitled "Slow Your Roll". Esham has retained the rights to the group and its recordings, and will continue to upload unreleased Soopa Villainz material in the future.
During the 2006 Gathering of the Juggalos, Twiztid announced that they would be putting out a Soopa Heroez EP after asking Juggalos if they wanted it and receiving an enormous response of yes.citation needed
In December of 2007, on Violent J's Witching Hour (apart of WFuckOff Radio), Esham made a surpised visit to the show. The entire show, Violent J played old Soopa Villianz tracks, from all the way back to Esham's Acid Rain (Best of..) and Repentance albums, to the first Soopa Villainz album, Furious. It seemed as if the beef between Violent J and Esham is over, especially due to the news that they recorded tracks the night before and are planned to re-release the Soopa Villainz - Furious album, with bonus tracks.
With extra special hoe's,
Soopa villainz come tighter than Kanye West's Clothes,
Bitch I'm crazy,
But people hate me,
Soopa Villain killing faggot asses off daily,