DJ Paul says that Gangsta Boo is no longer a member of Da Mafia 6ix.
“Long story short of it all, we just wanted to do what was best for the fans and best for the group and what was going to make everybody happy,” DJ Paul says during an exclusive interview with HipHopDX. “We just think that it was the best move. It was mutual for everyone.”
DJ Paul says that Gangsta Boo’s aspirations as a solo artist and outside of Da Mafia 6ix did not have an impact on her departure from the group. On Tuesday (May 27), Gangsta Boo released her Witch project with La Chat.
“You know her solo thing was in the making while the group was together, so it wasn’t nothing about that,” DJ Paul says. “It was what we thought was going to be best for everybody. It just happened. Nobody forced nobody. It was a gut feeling.”
DJ Paul, Gangsta Boo, Crunchy Black, Lord Infamous and Koopsta Knicca are five of the six members of Three 6 Mafia, which also includes Juicy J. The quintet assembled as Da Mafia 6ix last year while Juicy J was enjoying success as a solo artist.
Da Mafia 6ix was Lord Infamous’ idea, DJ Paul says. “He got me in touch with Koop, because he’s with Koop a lot,” DJ Paul said during an exclusive interview with HipHopDX in November. “Both of them still live in Memphis. Boo got in touch with Crunchy Black, but I see him a lot because he’s out on the West Coast. His number had got changed, so Boo got me in touch with him, and Lord found Boo for me.
“Lord kind of put the whole thing together, because it started out as something I had been talking about since the Skale-A-Ton album,” DJ Paul continued. “I was talking about doing another Come With Me To Hell album with me and Lord Infamous. But Lord was like, ‘You know what? I don’t even want to do Come With Me To Hellright now if you’re thinking about doing a group album. I’d rather us do it as a group.’ He really fought for the group, and I was like, ‘Alright…cool.’”
In November, Da Mafia 6ix released its 6ix Commandments mixtape. Lord Infamous passed away in December.
In February, Da Mafia 6ix launched its Triple 6ix Sinners Tour. The group brought Lord Infamous’ casket on tour with them.
“I wanted him to be there,” DJ Paul said at the time. “I’m that kind of guy—a weird, kinda creepy kind of guy. I had to pay a lot of money to get an extended tour trailer that would fit his casket and all of the mercy.”