The Memphis rap legend took to Twitter on Sunday (August 6) and noted that Three 6 Mafia have remained one of the most sampled groups in history, demonstrating their timelessness as a collective.
“Peace & love to Three6Mafia great to witness our Music still going strong like it never lef , people across the world sampling & remaking the songs we are grateful thank you All #greatestgroupofalltime,” he wrote.
Check out his tweet below:
Peace & love to Three6Mafia great to witness our Music still going strong like it never lef , people across the world sampling & remaking the songs we are grateful thank you All #greatestgroupofalltime
— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) August 6, 2023
“When I came up, one of my favorite groups and producers was Three 6 Mafia,” the Heroes & Villains hitmaker told GQ in 2018. “Back then, their beats were some of the most advanced. It had the bass. It was dark, the drum lines would switch up.
“Stuff like that just always inspired me. I guess that’s why a lot of the music I make, it sounds dark. You would think that’s the type of person I am, but it’s not. You would think I’m mad or depressed all the time, but that’s not the case at all.”
Elsewhere, Travis Scott’s “No Bystanders, Drake’s “No Friends in the Industry,” A$AP Rocky’s “Multiply,” Cardi B’s “Bickenhead” and ScHoolboy Q’s “Dope Dealer” have also pulled from Three 6’s deep sonic well.
Despite Juicy J’s argument, the Hypnotize Minds collective were ranked at just No. 18 on Billboard‘s recent list of Top 50 Greatest Rap Groups of All Time.
Juicy has always stood by his Triple 6 family, but when asked what led to their breakup in 2021, he was transparent about the fact that everyone simply partied too hard and too often.
“From heroin to meth to cocaine, all kinds of pills,” he said during an episode of Spotify’s The Bridge: 50 Years of Hip Hop podcast. “A lot of drugs were consumed during the times we were together. When everybody was sober and shit, everybody’s on the same page. But when cocaine’s involved, you know things change. But I’m not pointing a figure at nobody, it happened.”
He added: “It’s the drugs, I can’t think of nothing else. That was the main thing that was really fucking everything up. You know, people weren’t showing up at the studio, people weren’t handling the business, the business was crazy and everything was folding. It’s just the drugs.”
The last Three 6 Mafia album arrived in 2008 with Last 2 Walk. After taking a hiatus from the group in 2018, Juicy J reunited with DJ Paul on the Verzuz stage when they took on Bone Thugs-N-Harmony in 2021.
Meanwhile, Juicy J is gearing up to release a new memoir titled Chronicles of the Juiceman. The book is scheduled to be released in September 2023 and will highlight his journey from growing up in Memphis to forming one of the most legendary Hip Hop groups and becoming a successful solo artist.