The good news is it’s no wonder why he’s having such a tough time: how would you feel in 100 degree weather if *you* were a frozen tuber with zero mobility living in the motor city who’s already died once? But winter is never very far away. And winter, for the Detroit Ice Potato, is the time to shine. <3
According to his wishes he was laid to rest in a simple pine box, his head resting on a canary-yellow pillow. The Ice Potato is survived by an untold number of siblings and is rumored to have fathered several children. His father died in March at a Wendy’s restaurant in Des Moines, while his mother died just days later at a Burger King in Miami.
Jrug Rug & D.I.P. Looking For An Album Deal At SXSW
Jrug Rug and the Detroit Ice Potato began their relationship early in life, when a 5-year old Jrug Rug told her mom, “Ew! Disgusting! I’m not eating that potato, it’s frozen!” and brought DIP up to her room for safe keeping and hard rapping.
Literally a part of the underground Detroit rap scene, the two could be found deep under the city in the old salt mines with other famous salt-hop scene fixtures such as Deer Lick and Peppa Shaka.
In the early months of 2010 the duo dusted that salt off their shoulders and came hard widdit, releasing “Lettem Know What You He Fo (Potato Man Why You Leave Me Lone?”) recorded at the Russell Industrial Center.
While Jrug Rug flies to LA for an anti-French Fry protest, DIP heads to SXSW in Austin, Texas to promote the single and find a label tater enough to sign them up for a full-length masterwork.
So, if you’re at SXSW and see a frozen potato on the street, please pick it up, walk it to the nearest producer, music agent, or label rep. Tell them to check out this site and email Jrug Rug and DIP’s agent, J Pizzle AKA Easy P, at jerryp[at]gmail[dot]com.