The Memphis group is among the most influential acts in Hip Hop history.
Juicy J may hold an image of a wild party animal who set a standard with Three 6 Mafia but according to Crunchy Black the Juice Man preached sobriety over everything when it came down to business. In a recent interview with VladTV, Crunchy was asked whether or not drugs played a role in the deaths of other Three 6 Mafia members Lord Infamousand Koopsta Knicca While he adamantly refuted it, the Memphis native also gave a little insight as to how Juicy J kept everyone in line. Nah, none of us actually ODd or no shit like that. We had Juicy! Crunchy exclaimed. Juicy is the father of Three 6 Mafia and hed tell you, if you do too much? We fining you. And hell fine the fuck out of you and Paul would be right there with him with that shit. I appreciated them niggas for them fines. Im still here cause if it wasnt for the fines, I probably would be gettin high as fuck. He continued, if we got high but if we let the drugs get in the way of studio, shows, important stuff they would set up for us because we wanted them to do it and that was they job. And then wed come behind them when they set up big shit like this and then we dont show up or show up fucked up on drugs. The bandleader-type strictness from Juicy J helped establish Three 6 Mafia as one of the more innovative groups in Hip Hop history with a trap music template still being sampled today. Aside from crafting classic albums such as their 2000 album When the Smoke Clears: Sixty 6, Sixty 1 and 2005s Most Known Unknowns, the group also won an Academy Award in 2006 for Best Original Song.