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Da Mafia 6ix – “Break The Law” Video

Last year, former Three 6 Mafia co-leader DJ Paul rounded up his old group’s entire original lineup, minus Juicy J, and renamed the crew Da Mafia 6ix. They released the chaotic, cathartic, fun-as-hell mixtape 6ix Commantments before Lord Infamous, Paul’s brother and fellow Mafia member, died suddenly. You might expect the new video for the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 3, 2014 - 1:41 pm

R.I.P. Lord Infamous

HipHopDX reports that Three 6 Mafia founding member Ricky Dunigan, known to the world as Lord Infamous the Scarecrow, died last night at his mother’s house in Memphis. The cause of death hasn’t yet been reported. Infamous was 40. More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 21, 2013 - 5:41 pm

Download Da Mafia 6ix 6ix Commandments Mixtape

For the moment, it looks like the great Memphis rap mob Three 6 Mafia is no more, but co-leader DJ Paul has rounded up the next best thing: A crew of former Three 6 members, many of them estranged for years, called Da Mafia 6ix. The group includes Gangsta Boo, Crunchy Black, Lord Infamous, and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 12, 2013 - 4:04 pm

Da Mafia 6ix – “Go Hard” (Feat. Yelawolf)

Three 6 Mafia started, more than two decades ago, as a messy and furious Memphis stomp-rap crew, its unstable membership built around the nucleus of producers DJ Paul and Juicy J. Slowly, everyone left the group until it was down to just the Paul/Juicy duo. And now, with Juicy gone off to unlikely late-career solo… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 1, 2013 - 4:10 pm

Juicy J – “One of Those Nights” (Feat. The Weeknd)

The Weeknd and resurgent Three 6 Mafia berserk-libertine rapper/producer Juicy J tend to write songs about the exact same things: Sex, drugs, partying, being predatory nightlife animals. The only real difference is that the Weeknd sounds sad about it, while Juicy J sounds really, really happy. But on “One Of Those Nights,” Juicy’s new single,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 21, 2013 - 8:49 am

Juicy J – “Bandz A Make Her Dance Remix” Video (Feat. Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz)

The endlessly lovable Three 6 Mafia walking id Juicy J recently recruited a couple of big stars, Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz, for the remix of his gleefully dumb strip-club anthem “Bandz A Make Her Dance.” And while that remix’s video isn’t exactly a great music video, it does have the following things: A creeped-out… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 24, 2012 - 4:21 pm

Mixtape Of The Week: DJ Paul For I Have Sinned

Back in 2005, I went to a Jay-Z show in New Jersey, and one of my favorite music critics gave me a ride back to New York in his Mercedes, a car that would give me radically unrealistic ideas about the monetary potential of my young career. During the drive, said critic mentioned that the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 25, 2012 - 12:16 pm

Mixtape Of The Week: Juicy J Blue Dream & Lean

I met legendary Memphis rap producer and Academy Award winner Juicy J once, about three years ago. It was one of the last days I was working at the Village Voice, and I’d gone across to the pizza place on St. Mark’s and Astor Place, where I kept buying pizza even though the pizza wa… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 7, 2011 - 4:37 pm

Download Juicy J Blue Dream & Lean Mixtape

Earlier this year, Juicy J, one half of the legendary Memphis fight-rap team Three 6 Mafia, teamed up with producer Lex Luger to release the hard-as-fuck Rubba Band Business 2 mixtape, an effort that deserves a spot on a few year-end lists. Since then, he’s joined Wiz Khalifa’s Taylor Gang crew, and now he’s released… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 30, 2011 - 12:15 pm