Fast-forward fifteen years and those words are prophetic in ways even they could not have imagined. Today, the Memphis rap act is as instantly recognizable as Stax legend Isaac Hayes once was with millions of record sales, hit singles and videos, a reality television series, and an Academy Award to show for it all. Success, however, has been two decades in the making for the group, who formed in the early s as the Backyard Posse. When Mitchell left the group ca. Three 6 Mafia, in fact, rarely get credit for the role women played in the development of their distinctive look and sound. The act quickly made a regional name for themselves, a combination of hard work and hustle, D.
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Three 6 Mafia is an American hip hop group from Memphis, Tennessee formed in Emerging as a horror-themed underground rap group, they would eventually go on to enjoy mainstream success. The group's latest studio album, Last 2 Walk , was released in Three 6 Mafia's worldwide album sales stand at 5.
Three 6 Mafia discography
Between , Three 6 Mafia carved their own lane within hip-hop by meshing the sounds of gangster rap, Memphis soul, deep, dark s, haunting keys, and horror movie samples. The origins of the group, first dubbed the Backyard Posse, began in with South Memphis brothers DJ Paul and the late Lord Infamous as a rap duo dubbed The Serial Killaz, drawing inspiration from their fascination with real life and fictional murderers, the occult, and N. At the tail end came their most polished series of unreleased gems, Underground Vol. While Three 6 Mafia as a unit were never known for their storytelling, Lord Infamous was an underrated scribe with street tales, and gruesome exploits, from the stuff of nightmares. His intriguing solo cut from their album Chpt.