Memphis, Tennessee Hip Hop pioneers Three 6 Mafia are returning to reality television. After the group’s 2007 series Adventures In Hollyhood ran on MTV and MTV2, as well as storied appearances on Jackass and Entourage, founding Three 6 members DJ Paul and Juicy J will be returning to Vh1 this year on an upcoming cooking series.
Tentatively titled Famous Food, the series will feature a number of notable figures working in California restaurants belonging to The Dolce Group, to see who can prove to be the most successful. Other confirmed contestants include Heidi Montag of MTV’s The Hills, former headline-making prostitute Ashley Dupre and Jake Pavelka of ABC’s The Bachelor.
Less than two years ago, Juicy J spoke to HipHopDX about his plans of getting a cooking show.”We got a producer right now that’s doing the edits on the show and he’s getting ready to start shopping to some networks. The show is about [how] cooking ain’t easy, we’re not cooking soul food. We’re cooking all different types of food; we’re cooking Indian food, we’re cooking Italian food, we’re cooking Asian food, we’re cooking Mexican food, we’re cooking all different kinds of foods that people wouldn’t think we could cook. It’s a comedy, it’s funny, and I think you’re going to love it.”
While the aforementioned Cookin’ Ain’t Easy never was produced, Juicy J and Paul’s Vh1 run will reportedly begin this fall. Meanwhile, Three 6 Mafia is finishing an upcoming album for Sony Records.
UPDATE: Vh1 notified HipHopDX today that Famous Food, including Three 6 Mafia, will premiere on July 10 at 10pm EST.
UPDATE #2: The trailer has been released for the upcoming reality show.