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Three 6 Mafia

Three 6 Mafia are an Academy Award-winning, American hip hop group originating from Memphis, Tennessee. Formed in 1991 as Triple 6Mafia, by DJ Paul, Juicy J, & Lord Infamous, the group at its most featured six members including; Crunchy Black, Gangsta Boo and KoopstaKnicca (who were all added shortly before the release of their debut album Mystic Stylez). The group has also collaborated with many rappers ontheir own label; Hypnotize Minds, where they have kick started the careers for many Memphis rappers, such as; Frayser Boy, Gangsta Blac, LilWyte and Indo G. The group frequently collabor ...read more

Three 6 Mafia are an Academy Award-winning, American hip hop group originating from Memphis, Tennessee. Formed in 1991 as Triple 6Mafia, by DJ Paul, Juicy J, & Lord Infamous, the group at its most featured six members including; Crunchy Black, Gangsta Boo and KoopstaKnicca (who were all added shortly before the release of their debut album Mystic Stylez). The group has also collaborated with many rappers ontheir own label; Hypnotize Minds, where they have kick started the careers for many Memphis rappers, such as; Frayser Boy, Gangsta Blac, LilWyte and Indo G. The group frequently collaborates with Project Pat (Juicy J's older brother). Their 2005 song "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp"won Best Original Song at the 78th Academy Awards.

The group released their debut underground album Mystic Stylez in 1995 through Prophet Entertainment, a record label they created but havesince relinquished control of. Their musical style—which initially featured dark, menacing beats with equally gritty lyrics—has since moved to amore mainstream sound. The group has also had numerous lineup changes, and now consists only of original members Juicy J and DJ Paul.Nonetheless, they have cultivated a sizable and diverse cult following that has only increased since their Oscar win. They have released twoRIAA rated platinum albums; When the Smoke Clears: Sixty 6, Sixty 1 and Most Known Unknown, the latter featured their well known singleStay Fly, which is said to be the cause of their rise to fame and the mainstream. They have since gone on to collaborate with many well knownsingers and rappers such as Akon, Tech N9ne, Insane Clown Posse, Paul Wall, Ludacris, Sean Kingston and Flo Rida. Their latest album withLex Luger (producer) entitled Laws of Power is set to be released Fall of 2011. « hide

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LPs
Laws of Power
2011

2.7
8 Votes
Last 2 Walk
2008

2.7
46 Votes
Most Known Unknown
2005

3.5
98 Votes
Choices II: The Setup
2005

2.5
5 Votes
Da Unbreakables
2003

3.5
75 Votes
Choices: The Album
2001

When the Smoke Clears
2000

3.7
65 Votes
Chapter 2: World Domination
1997

3.7
75 Votes
Chapter 1: The End
1996

3.8
50 Votes
Mystic Stylez
1995

4
124 Votes
Smoked Out, Loced Out
1994

3.7
28 Votes
EPs
Live By Yo Rep (Bone Dis)
1996

4
26 Votes
Compilations
Most Known Hits
2005

3.6
13 Votes
Underground Vol. 3: Kings of Memphis
2000

3.6
8 Votes
Underground Volume 2: Club Memphis
1999

4.2
7 Votes
Underground Vol. 1: 1991-1994
1999

4.2
26 Votes

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