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 stardom, DJ Paul is staging what amounts to a classic-era Three 6 Mafia partial reunion. Paul now leads the new crew Da Mafia 6ix, which also features former Three 6 members Gangsta Boo, Crunchy Black, Lord Infamous, and Koopsta Knicca. This news makes me very, very happy. The group has a mixtape in the works, and first single “Go Hard” is six minutes of claustrophobic and eerie threat-snarls, with all five members going in and a Yelawolf guest verse that doesn’t sound out of place. Listen below.
(via Nah Right)
The mixtape is scheduled to arrive 10/29, which means I know what I’ll be listening to on Halloween.