Three 6 Mafia’s Juicy J talked about his new Stay Trippy solo album hitting store shelves this week and the importance of selling a respectable amount of copies in a new interview.
While Juicy initially spoke on the LP’s delay, he acknowledged the importance of selling albums.
“I wanted to make sure the album was dope and gave fans what they wanted,” Juicy said referring to the LP’s delay. “I just didn’t want to rush it, I’ve been doing this for a minute, feel me? … [Album sales?] I do care. But I don’t know, nobody ever really knows, man. Of course I’m an artist and I’ve been doing this for years, I always care about my album sales. D*mn right.” (“The Breakfast Club”)
The Juice Man also addressed an upcoming Three 6 Mafia semi-reunion album going down.
“That’s just something they’re doing. It’s not the whole original group,” Juicy added. “I’m one of the founders of the group so I would definitely have to be [involved] if it was definitely a real group thing. But it’s just something they’re doing on the side. I don’t blame them. I’m all for it, big ups to them. … I’m one of the original members, that would mean it’s a Three 6 Mafia album. But more power to them, though. I would love to [do a Three 6 Mafia album]. Hopefully in the future, it gets more cash. Why not?” (“The Breakfast Club”)
Based on one-day estimates this week, Juicy J’s Stay Trippy is destined for a Top 10 debut.
YOUR NEW RELEASES: Avenged Sevenfold will score their second #1 album and likely best their previous bow of 162.5k (for 2010’s Nightmare). Here are this week’s key debuts: Avenged Sevenfold (Warner Bros.) 170-180k Big Sean (Def Jam/IDJ) 75-85k Juicy J (Columbia) 60-65k Various: Alabama & Friends (Show Dog) 24-27k Bob Dylan (Columbia) 15-17k (HITS Daily Double)
Last month, Three 6 Mafia’s DJ Paul promised fans could expect new music from the original group.
“For the reunion, it’s going to be Lord Infamous, Gangsta Boo and Crunchy Black. That’s the main group. We have just been recording records so I just got to see what direction I’m going to take it but it’ll definitely be something that will come out within the year.” (VIBE)
Check out Juicy J’s interview: