Renowned rap crew Three 6 Mafia are reportedly headed to the Memphis Music Hall of Fame seven years after landing an Academy Award and decades since storming the rap scene.
Their induction will rank amongst other notable Memphis icons including the late Elvis Presley and Al Green.
The city of Memphis has a long and rich musical history, from Elvis Presley to Isaac Hayes, and the city is celebrating its legacy with the Smithsonian’s new Memphis Music Hall of Fame. And controversial Academy Award-winning rap group Three 6 Mafia are among the first class of inductees into the new Hall. 25 artists will be enshrined in the hall initially, including Otis Redding, Elvis Presley, Al Green, The Staple Singers, Jerry Lee Lewis, Isaac Hayes and Three 6 Mafia. (Hip Hop Blog)
The official induction is slated to take place in late November.
The acts were selected by a voting body of historians, authors and industry executives. The ceremony is scheduled for November 29th,7:00PM at the Cannon Center for Performing Arts in Memphis. (Hip Hop Blog)
Despite their long run in music-making, Three 6 Mafia landed an Academy Award back in 2005.
Right after the Three 6 Mafia won the Academy Award for Best Song from a Motion Picture in 2005, “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart famously quipped “Three 6 Mafia 1, Martin Scorsese 0″. It was a somewhat unlikely run, but it was the first time that many truly realized how far Rap had reached the mainstream. Three 6 Mafia did not reach their heights by selling out, but by delivering the same type of Hardcore Rap they always did. If this group can win an Oscar, can they win an induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as well? (Not In Hall of Fame)
Last weekend, DJ Paul made headlines after getting arrested in New York City.
Three 6 Mafia rapper DJ Paul was arrested in NYC last night for possession of a weapon … after cops say the Academy Award winner was illegally packin’ a taser. According to reports, Paul was carrying an open beer out of a restaurant when he passed a couple of officers. When officers confronted Paul about the open container, he reportedly told the cops he had a taser on his person. (TMZ)