(AllHipHop News) Memphis rap group Three 6 Mafia is known as the “Originators of Crunk” and one of the early creators of the Trap Music sound. The crew of DJ Paul, Lord Infamous, Juicy J, Crunchy Black, Koopsta Knicca, and Gangsta Boo released several studio albums between 1995-2008, but the 6-person collective took a break after the Last 2 Walk album.
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Then in 2013 an announcement was made that 5 of the 6 members would reunite as Da Mafia 6ix and release new projects. Original Mafia partner, Juicy J, did not join in on the comeback. Juicy’s brother Project Pat spoke with VladTV about why the “Bandz A Make Her Dance” performer chose to not participate in Da Mafia 6ix.
“Paul’s got a group called Da Mafia 6ix. He’s just saying that it’s the old group members forming a different clique. Kind of like how Tear Da Club Up Thugs was Juicy, Paul and Lord Infamous,” said Pat. “He’s trying to keep the Three 6 Mafia reunion situation hyped up or whatever but no, J’s not going to be part of it.”
Pat also talked about rumors of Crunchy getting kicked out of Three Six Mafia. According to the veteran rapper, the response to winning an Oscar for “It’s Hard Out Here For A Pimp” affected Crunchy’s motive to carry on without the group.
“Crunchy didn’t get kicked out of the group. He was saying the Oscar and all that stuff was too much pressure for him,” added Pat. “Maybe he was going through something personal. I don’t really know the full scoop on it or why he did that, because to me that was a bad decision.”
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Watch Project Pat’s interview below.