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DJ Paul Publicly Calls Out His Three 6 Mafia Co-Founder, Juicy J

This month marks 10 years since Three 6 Mafia released Top 5 charting album, Last 2 Walk. At the time, the Sony Records collective had whittled down to two rapping and producing members: DJ Paul and Juicy J. The two founders of the group (with the late Lord Infamous) had... Read more

Big Mike Showed Pimp C Had More Thangs Than Rhymes. His Beats Banged Too (Video)

1994 was a pivotal year for southern Hip-Hop. OutKast released their monumental debut album Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik while Scarface's five-mic-certified The Diary showed that Georgia and Texas were both in strong Southern stride. Additionally, Memphis, Tennessee was also starting to really make statements thanks to releases from Three 6 Mafia and 8Ball &... Read more

Finding The GOAT Group: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony vs. Three 6 Mafia. Who Is Better?

“Finding the GOAT Group,” the fourth installment of Ambrosia For Heads’s annual battle series features Hip-Hop’s greatest collectives vying for the #1 spot. Sixty-two groups have been pre-selected by a panel of experts, and one slot will be reserved for a wild-card entry, including the possibility for write-in candidates, to... Read more

A Video Traces The “Migos’ Flow” Back To Public Enemy, Bone Thugs & Biggie

Back in 2014, Snoop Dogg criticized what he said was the conformity of rappers in the contemporary scene. “Everybody’s trying to rap the same style, I don’t know who created it—if it was Future or Migos, but they all sound the same,” he said. Snoop then mocked the broken-up patter... Read more

Watch 40 Years Of Hip-Hop History In 4 Minutes In A Mind-Blowing Mashup (Video)

It ain't nothin' like Hip-Hop music...Over the last 40 years, there have been few forces in pop culture with more impact than Hip-Hop. Like Rock & Roll before it, the music and lifestyle shaped an entire generation and has had untold influence around the world. The Rub: The History of... Read more

Yelawolf Signs Three 6 Mafia’s DJ Paul To Slumerican

One of the biggest comebacks in recent Rap memory has been surrounding Juicy J. The Memphis, Tennessee Hip-Hop pioneer and founding member of Three 6 Mafia reinvented himself with 2013's Stay Trippy. Juicy's first major label solo LP (Sony Records) would be executive produced by Wiz Khalifa, bringing the artist... Read more

Run The Jewels Celebrate The Birds & The Bees In Their Video For “Love Again”

Run The Jewels is known for their hard raps and nostalgic Hip-Hop aesthetics. Killer Mike and El-P channel the likes of 2 Live Crew, Eazy-E, and even Lil' Kim when they team with Gangsta Boo for "Love Again (Akinyele Back)." Even in its title, the late 2014 Run The Jewels... Read more

Pimp C, Nas & Juicy J Take TLC’s What About Your Friends And Make It TRILL (Audio)

At the end of his life, Pimp C made no secrets about his unhappiness with the industry, and some of the folks in his circle. While Chad Butler and Bernard Freeman (a/k/a Bun B) maintained a brotherly bond in UGK that lasted nearly 20 years, other folks in Pimp C's... Read more

Three 6 Mafia’s Koopsta Knicca Passes Away At 40 Years Old

Academy Award winning group Three 6 Mafia has lost another member. Koopsta Nicca (a/k/a Robert Phillips) has died. The Memphis, Tennessee native passed away this morning (October 9) from complications due to a stroke suffered earlier this month. Memphis newspaper The Commercial Appeal reports that the 40 year-old MC was at work... Read more

What Makes A Hip-Hop Album A Classic? (Editorial)

In all genres of music, the term "classic" prompts debate. Cultural conservatives argue it is used too freely, and often stamped on works of art prematurely. On the other hand, liberally-minded art patrons maintain that placing restrictions on calling an item classic misses the point entirely. Especially with so much... Read more

Project Pat Releases Sequel To Mista Don’t Play Album, 14 Years Later

Memphis, Tennessee veteran MC Project Pat's best selling album is 2001's Mista Don't Play: Everythangs Workin'. A platinum effort, the Hypnotized Minds/Loud/Universal Records effort thrived amidst a Three 6 Mafia mainstream breakthrough. Produced by Three 6's Juicy J and DJ Paul, the album, thanks in large part to "Chickenhead" would... Read more

Project Pat Links with Rick Ross and His Brother Juicy J on His Latest (Audio)

Project Pat links with younger brother Juicy J and Rick Ross on the hard-hitting track "Imma Get Me Sum." The track is from Pat's upcoming Cheez N Dope 3 release. Check it out. Related: Rick Ross Gets the Assist From R. Kelly on Keep Doin’ That (Audio)... Read more

Some Texas Street Musicians Get A Dream Come True Care Of Juicy J, Aloe Blacc & Trey Songz (Video)

It can be easy to roll your eyes at the seemingly-cliche term "viral video." The label is thrown on anything anymore, whether it actually makes its rounds or not. However, in the past week, some phone-cam footage of a sidewalk jam session in Texas. The simple jam about the uncertainty... Read more

Rest In Peace To Three 6 Mafia’s Lord Infamous

Yesterday (December 21), tragic news hit the media that onetime Three 6 Mafia member, Lord Infamous has passed away. The 40 year-old Horrorcore pioneer is believed to have died in his sleep from a heart attack in his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee. From the earliest days of Three 6, until... Read more

Da Mafia 6ix Give Their Own Spin On The Fame Soundtrack & Remind Us To Remember (Video)

DJ Paul's mostly-reunited 2013 rendition of the Three 6 Mafia includes Gangsta Boo, Crunky Black, Lord Infamous, and Koopsta Knicca. While Juicy J and La'Chat aren't down (yet), the tribute crew known as Da Mafia 6ix still upholds some of the tactics that made Memphis' breakthrough group so cult-beloved back... Read more

Yelawolf & DJ Paul Drop The Metal-Inspired Black Fall EP (Mixtape)

Yelawolf linked with one of his biggest influences, Three 6 Mafia's DJ Paul for a series of studio sessions. The pair claimed to have bonded in the overlay between Hip-Hop and Heavy Metal. As a preview to bigger release plans, the duo dropped Black Fall EP in the last 24... Read more

Da Mafia 6ix – Go Hard ft Yelawolf (Video)

Given the hard sonic texture of "Go Hard," along with the throwback qualities of reuniting 3/4 of Three 6 Mafia/Hypnotize Minds. The video matches, complete with fire, '66 Chevy Impalas on them things, and more jarring cuts than a Halloween flick. Hopefully this album lives up, as everybody's running around... Read more

Da Mafia 6ix – Go Hard ft Yelawolf

Back in the late '90s, at the height of putting kickers and amps through trunks, my cousin put me onto Tear Da Club Up Thugs. The music rivaled that of M.O.P and Onyx in terms of making you wanting to swing punches (that hopefully wouldn't land). My informal introduction to... Read more