THREE 6 MAFIA N/K/A DA MAFIA 6iX

THREE 6 MAFIA N/K/A DA MAFIA 6iX

 Memphis, Tennessee, USA
BandHip Hop

MEMBERS OF TRIPPLE 6 REUNION: FOR THE 1ST TIME IN A DECADE = DJ PAUL x GANGSTA BOO x CRUNCHY BLACK x LORD INFAMOUS x KOOPSTA KNICCA IS THREE 6 MAFIA (NOW KNOW AS) DA MAFIA 6iX1ST SINGLE "GO HARD" FEAT: YELAWOLF --> www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3ySZ3rlazo&feature=c4-overview&list=UU-rRDx7NkObaaHmxEYsYhNQ

Biography

Three 6 Mafia are a rap group originally from Memphis, Tennessee, signed to Sony Music Entertainment under the Columbia Records imprint. Formed in 1991 as Backyard Posse then later Triple 6 Mafia, by DJ Paul, Lord Infamous, Juicy J and Koopsta Knicca, the group later included two more members including; Crunchy Black and Gangsta Boo (who were both added shortly before the release of their debut album Mystic Stylez). The group has also collaborated with many rappers on their own label; Hypnotize Minds, where they have kick started the careers for many Memphis rappers, such as; Frayser Boy, Gangsta Blac, Lil Wyte 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" from the film Hustle and Flow won Best Original Song at the 78th Academy Awards.[1]

The group released their debut underground album Mystic Stylez in 1995 through Prophet Entertainment, a record label they created but have since relinquished control of. Their musical stylewhich initially featured dark, menacing beats with equally gritty lyricshas since moved to a more mainstream sound. The group has also had numerous lineup changes, and now consists 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 two RIAA rated platinum albums; When the Smoke Clears: Sixty 6, Sixty 1 and Most Known Unknown, the latter featured their well known single "Stay Fly", which is said to be the kick start of their rise to fame and the mainstream.

DJ Paul has now brought all the original members minus Juicy J as Three 6 Mafia N/K/A Da Mafia 6iX back together and are working on a reunion album under the new name da mafia 6ix. DJ Paul stated in an interview that the reason for the name change is because it isn't Three 6 Mafia without Juicy J. It will feature many members of the original group. DJ Paul, Crunchy Black, Koopsta Knicca, Lord Infamous and Gangsta Boo have started recording in Las Vegas. The album will not feature Juicy J because of established contracts.But Juicy is still very much a part of everything. Koopsta Knicca has said in a interview that the album will be finished at the end of July. On October 1st 2013 the album cover was released, the title of the mixtape will be called 6IX Commandments, it will be released October 29th, 2013. THE 1ST SINGLE & VIDEO IS "GO HARD" FEATURING YELAWOLF AVAILABLE NOW-

Discography

Mystic Stylez (1995)
Chapter 1: The End (1996)
Chapter 2: World Domination (1997)
When the Smoke Clears: Sixty 6, Sixty 1 (2000)
Choices: The Album (2001)
Da Unbreakables (2003)
Choices II: The Setup (2005)
Most Known Unknown (2005)
Most Known Hits (2005)
Last 2 Walk (2008)
Laws of Power (TBA)
Da Mafia 6iX (2013)