Saturday, May 25, 2013
Juicy J w/ A$AP Ferg
With the rap group Three 6 Mafia, Juicy J made history twice, most infamously as part of the first hip-hop group to win an Academy Award (for the song “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp,” from the Hustle and Flow soundtrack), but more importantly for helping popularize many of the Southern sounds that would reshape rap music in the 2000s. It makes sense, then, that an old veteran like Juicy J would fit in so well in today’s radio climate—after all, he was making bruising, tripped-out strip-club music well before the rest of the country caught on. With Three 6 Mafia on an unofficial hiatus, Juicy J scored the biggest solo hit of his career last year with the Mike Will-produced “Bandz A Make Her Dance,” which will be featured on his upcoming album, Stay Trippy.