Three 6 Mafia : Crunchy Black  Gangsta Boo Lord Infamous  Juicy "J"  DJ Paul

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ABOUT THREE 6 MAFIA

Three 6 Mafia originated in Memphis, TN, a city that was modeled after ancient Egyptian architecture. The group of

six members: Crunchy Black, Gangsta Boo, Lord Infamous, Koopsta Knicca, Juicy “J”, and DJ paul, formed in 1991. In

1998, DJ Paul played the piano while Lord Infamous sang and practiced the base and electric guitar. Juicy J, dj’d

and became interested in rap, even though he originally wanted to be a singer. DJ Paul asked Juicy J for help, and

they both enjoyed each other’s music styles. They soon formed the group named “Da Serial Killaz”, and released

their first original record “Portrait of a Serial Killa”. 

THEIR RISE TO FAME

The first album Three 6 Mafia released was “Come with me to Hell pt. 1” . Some of their most famous songs on the

album included “Take Care of Yo Business” and “Too Deep to Breathe”. Koopsta Knicca, Gangsta Boo, and Crunchy

Black also joined the group in 1994. Their most famous song was “Smoked Out Loced Out”, which became a classic 

despite being a cover. The members aged 15-21 had demonstrated confidence and awareness of their skills and 

this record put them on the map. They would go on to create “Slob on My Knob”, “Sippin on Some Syrup”, “Who Run

 It”, “Testin my Gangsta”, and other hits. Three 6 Mafia was the first hip hop group to win an Academy Award for 

Best Original Song and the song “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp” was the second hip hop song to win an Oscar in 

2006. This group is said to be coming back as a new group after two members, Lord Infamous and Koopsta Knicca, 

passed away. If they do release a new album, it would be their tenth. 

 

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

Although they are original lyricists, they also have many other interests and life experiences.

DJ Paul won first place on VH1’s cooking show featuring 7 other celebrities. He also participated in many different business ideas including BBQ seasonings and a clothing line.

Between 2009 and 2011, Juicy J began his solo career. Collaborating with artists like Wiz Khalifa, 2 Chainz, Lil Wayne, and many more artists, Three 6 Mafia was only the start to his career. Between 2012 and 2015, Juicy won a BET Hip Hop Award, four World Music Awards, two MTV Europe Music awards, one American Music Award, one Grammy, and one Nickelodeon Kids Choice award. Juicy J recently married his longtime girlfriend Regina Perara in 2016.

Crunchy Black now has a daughter named Ladee Pooh Carlton. He is known for a popular dance called “G Walking”.

Gangsta Boo, the only female in the group, now enjoys doing activities to keep a positive mindset, like meditation, seeing as she suffers from depression. After discovering her self-image, she now goes by Lady Boo. She has seperated her image from Three 6 Mafia and decided to dedicate her life to God.

HOW DID I DISCOVER THREE 6 MAFIA? WHAT DO THEY MEAN TO ME?

I was Introduced to this group when I was younger. My father loved rap and we would ride around Newark, NJ listening to

 artists like Three 6 Mafia. He enjoyed rap and I took on a part of this music style and it has even opened me up to rock and

 metal. I appreciate this genre of music, although it is harsh, it keeps me knowledgeable and able to truly observe the life of

 the people depicted in their songs. It allows me to step into another world and take messages that can help me within my

 own world.

DISCOGRAPHY

Mystic Stylez – 1995   

The End – 1996

Chpt. 2: “World Domination” – 1997 

Indo G Feat Three-6-Mafia – “Angel Dust” Snippets – 1998 

Tear Da Club Up Thugs of Three 6 Mafia – CrazyNDaLazDayz – 1999

When The SMoke Clears – 2000

Choices: The Album –  2001

Da Unbreakables – 2003

Most Known Unknown – 2005

Last 2 Walk – 2008

6ix Commandments – 2013 

Hear Sum Evil: The Mixtape 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Baker, Soren. “Three 6 Mafia’s Gangsta Boo Finds God, Becomes Lady Boo.” MTV News, 20 Nov. 2001, www.mtv.com/news/1451101/three-6-mafias-gangsta-boo-finds-god-becomes-lady-boo/.

Birchmeier, Jason. “Three 6 Mafia: Biography & History.” AllMusic, 2001, www.allmusic.com/artist/three-6-mafia-mn0000924367/biography.

Birchmeier, Jason. “Three 6 Mafia: Biography & History.” AllMusic, www.allmusic.com/artist/three-6-mafia-mn0000924367/biography.

“Three 6 Mafia.” Discogs, www.discogs.com/artist/178698-Three-6-Mafia.

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