Three 6 Mafia
Mystic Stylez


5.0
classic

Review

by oltnabrick USER (19 Reviews)
June 7th, 2013 | 133 replies | 5,694 views


Release Date: 1995 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Head spinning, lo-fi, occult hip-hop.

13 of 18 thought this review was well written

When Three 6 Mafia released Mystic Stylez in 1995 they were not able to make a huge impact on the hip hop scene. They were on an independent record label and were very far from being a part of the thriving and much larger hip hop scenes on the west and east coasts. But looking back on Three 6 Mafia's discography, this album sticks out as one of their strongest releases and also as a blueprint for the horrorcore style of hip hop that peaked among the underground scenes in New York during the mid-90s. It an album that was overlooked during its initial release but later became a cult classic many years afterwards. Mystic Stylez became a cult classic in horrorcore circles for quite a few reasons; the album's overall eerie tone, producers Juicy J and DJ Paul's Dirty South lo-fi beats (that the duo would later perfect on later Three 6 releases), and the group's overly-blunt lyricism. Throughout Mystic Stylez, Three 6 Mafia tells tales on one subject after another, often combining many subjects at once, mainly about violence, drugs, sex, and satanism.

All of this would seem to just be exploitation for the sake of shocking the listener if not for the way the members of Three 6 Mafia are able to perfect their craft, especially with the production. If you want proof that there's more to Mystic Stylez than sheer shock value then listen to the third track, "Da Summa," a suprisingly calm moment in the midst the often overwhelming chaotic occultism that covers the rest of the album. But for the most part, Three 6 Mafia is in their rawest, violent and satanic form here and that in itself was enough for its time. Years later, in during the Dirty South explosion of the late-90s, you can trace back the influence of Mystic Stylez and Three 6 Mafia, as many Southerner rappers and groups began embracing taboos left and right. The effect that Three 6 Mafia left on Mystic Stylez is still felt with newer rappers like Spaceghostpurrp and Lil Ugly Mane who owe much of their style to the Triple 6.



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HolidayKirk
Contributing Reviewer
June 7th 2013



1480 Comments


Spaceghostpurrp jacked his whole style from the album cover alone.

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oltnabrick
June 7th 2013



29282 Comments


no doubt


this looked way longer on my computer. short and to the point lol

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Fluttertrank
June 7th 2013



16963 Comments


imo i think this sucks no offense.

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oltnabrick
June 7th 2013



29282 Comments


what?? its a great album lol

Fluttertrank
June 7th 2013



16963 Comments


yeah ive never listened to it. im sure its actually really good.

wacknizzle
June 7th 2013



11912 Comments


Dang, had no idea these guys have been around this long

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oltnabrick
June 7th 2013



29282 Comments


yeah and they are still doing it

wacknizzle
June 7th 2013



11912 Comments


Will check, been jamming tons of Botch and other angry white ppl shit. I need some hood up in me.

ViralOblivion
June 7th 2013



7679 Comments


SOMEBODY GON GET THEIR ASS KICKED
SOMEBODY GON GET THEIR WIG SPLIT

only song I know

oltnabrick
June 7th 2013



29282 Comments


that is not on this album lol




Buzzkillr
June 7th 2013



1510 Comments


yo wouldn't a 4.3 round up to a 4.5 instead of a 4?

DominionMM1
June 7th 2013



8829 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

NIGGA LIVE BY YOU REP
BUT I AINT TAKIN SHIT
WHEN I BLAST ON YO ASS
IM GON EMPTY THIS CLIP

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Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
June 7th 2013



16072 Comments


one of the most underrated groups

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
June 7th 2013



16072 Comments


influenced 90% of the shit hipsters on the internet freak out about and they wont even give it the time of day smdh

Tupik
June 7th 2013



667 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Bump this at least every week, just perfect.

oltnabrick
June 7th 2013



29282 Comments


"wouldn't a 4.3 round up to a 4.5 instead of a 4?"

I guess lol, I'll fix that

Hep Kat
June 7th 2013



14022 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

"And then three six break up and every day I wake up and somebody got a problem with me" - Michael Rocks

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kingsoby1
Emeritus
June 7th 2013



4830 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

so good

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ViralOblivion
June 7th 2013



7679 Comments


I didn't say it was on this album lol just that it's the only song I k ow

ViralOblivion
June 7th 2013



7679 Comments


I didn't say it was on this album lol just that it's the only song I know but Im gonna get this fer sure



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