THREE 6 MAFIA
Although the group has undergone a lot of changes over its career, founders DJ Paul and Juicy J remain members of this Academy-Award winning rap group. With a distinct sound, the group's style has been defined as a blend of hard-core rap and metal, also known as "horrocore." However, they have recently become more mainstream with hits such as "Lolli Lolli (Pop That Body)" climbing the charts and gaining the attention of a wide range of fans. Young Hollywood was even with the group when they got to perform their hit on the television show Numb3rs.
Perhaps Three 6 Mafia's most notable achievement, however, was becoming the first black music group to win an Academy Award for Best Song. "It's Hard out Here for a Pimp," from the movie Hustle & Flow, was only the second rap act to ever win an Academy Award. Since they won their Oscar, Three 6 Mafia has elevated to further fame. Their MTV reality show "Adventures in Hollyhood," reflects their attempt to deal with the increased attention while maintaining true to their original sound. No matter what they're working on, these talented guys know how to have a good time!
"Last 2 Walk" was their ninth studio album.
Some critics speculated their name is a reference to satan, but it's meaning comes from the number of people in the band at the time.
DJ Paul and Juicy J appeared on an episode of "Beauty and the Geek" to judge a rap contest between the contestants.