News: Juicy J Denies Three 6 Mafia Break-Up Rumors, "The Group Is Definitely Not Broke Up"
Sunday, Jun 28, 2009 10:00AM
Three 6 Mafia's Juicy J recently spoke on the current rumors of a break-up and why this may be their year to shine.
In addition to addressing gossip, J also explained why he decided to release his new solo album, Hustle Til I Die.
"The group is definitely not broke up, it's stronger than ever," he promised in an interview. "We got a new Three 6 album coming out at the end of the year, so it's all good. I understand that people think that but look, it's not happening man...I make beats every day man, I love doing music. I did this album basically to keep something in these young people's faces because nowadays, it's almost like they'll forget about you. So I put this album out, [DJ] Paul's putting his out to keep something out there. Plus an extra check in the mailbox would not hurt." (XXLMag)
The rapper also spoke on what keeps Three 6 Mafia motivated, with over a decade of music to their name.
"It's just that we like doing music," he said in an interview. "I like doing music. I like trying different stuff with music. A lot of people want to hear some of our older mixtape stuff so we try to remix some of that old stuff and put it back out, or we'll put it back out like it's always been. So, you know, I just like putting out music, man. Keeping the streets flooded with something. That's our motivation right there. It's just that we in love with music. We like doing music and making beats everyday, laying hooks and raps or whatever, laying songs everyday, so might as well put that sh*t out. Ain't no use in sitting on it. Done laid about 30 or 40 songs, I'm like, sh*t, I'll just put a little independent album out. Give 'em an appetizer or something before the Three 6 album come out." (Vibe)
Juicy J's new album got off to a slow start on the charts last week.
Three 6 Mafia's Juicy J released his new album Hustile Til I Die which got off to a shaky start at No. 106. After seven days in stores, the rapper's solo project has sold 5,600 records. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
The group is known for its ties with Project Pat, Crunchy Black, Gangsta Boo, Lord Infamous, Koopsta Knicca, La' Chat, Killa Klan Kaze and Indo G.
Three 6 Mafia's beginnings date back to the early '90s, when they were known as Triple Six Mafia; these recordings are well compiled on such latter-day compilations as Underground, Vol. 1: 1991-1994. Three 6 made their proper debut in 1995 with Mystic Stylez, a fairly groundbreaking if rudimentary effort that lent itself well to the "horrorcore" tag tossed about in the years to follow. (All Music)
No further information on the upcoming group album has been announced as of yet.