Juicy J Claims Three 6 Mafia Is the Best Group of All Time
On Tuesday (Dec. 1), while promoting his newly released album The Hustle Continues on Instagram, the Memphis native spoke of Three 6 in the post’s caption and said, “Who the best group ever did it ? THREE6 ……..The hustle continues.”
The legendary rhymer’s standalone statement was contested by some, but praised by others.
One person said in his comments, “Three 6 always been the best.”
Another typed, “Facts.”
Then, there were the folks who begged to differ, comparing Three 6 Mafia to other groups or duos that were established and popular around the same time—back in the 1990s.
“Bone Thugs,” a third social media user suggested.
A fourth wrote, “OutKast or UGK.”
Before switching to the name Three 6 Mafia, the group was called The Backyard Posse and was composed of Juicy J, DJ Paul and Lord Infamous back in 1991. Years later, in 1995, Crunch Black, Gangsta Boo and Koopsta Knicca were added to the collective to form Three 6 Mafia. That same year, they released their debut album, Mystic Stylez.
Altogether the group released nine albums, including their debut: Chapter 1: The End (1996), Chapter 2: World Domination (1997), When the Smoke Clears: Sixty 6, Sixty 1 (2000), Choices (2001), Da Unbreakables (2003), Choices II: The Setup (2005), Most Known Unknown (2005) and Last 2 Walk (2008). However, over the years, members of the group dropped. DJ Paul and Juicy J were the only Three 6 members to appear on Last 2 Walk.
The Tennessee rap group is known for hit singles such as “Tear Da Club Up ’97,” “Sippin’ on Some Syrup” featuring UGK and Project Pat, “Stay Fly” featuring Young Buck and 8Ball & MJG, which peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 and “Poppin’ My Collar” featuring Project Pat, which peaked at No. 21 on Billboard.
Three 6 Mafia also won an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2006 for writing the song “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp” for the film Hustle & Flow, which starred Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson.
Three 6 almost had a reunion after announcing tour dates back in February, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, all live shows were canceled. There was even talk of an album, but it’s unclear if that’ll come to fruition.
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