Three 6 Mafia is an American hip hop group from Memphis, Tennessee, formed in 1991. Emerging as a horror-themed underground hip hop group, they would eventually go on to enjoy mainstream success. The group’s 1995 debut album Mystic Stylez would go on to become an influential cult classic. They have released music on independent labels such as Prophet Entertainment and their own Hypnotize Minds label, as well as Relativity, Loud, and Columbia Records.
The first notable release from members of the group that dropped in 1993 was DJ Paul and Lord Infamous‘s Come With Me to Hell, which featured original forms of future Three 6 Mafia hits such as “Tear da Club Up” and “Porno Movie”. Paul’s “DJ Paul Volume 12” mixtape was also released at this time. That same year, while recording music for “The Backyard Posse”, Lord Infamous rapped a line referring to his crew as the “Triple Six Mafia”. The group later adopted the name, seeing that the name more closely matched the bleak and dark imagery of their music.
In 1997, after forming Hypnotize Minds, the group signed a deal with Sony and began working on what would become their first RIAA certified album, Chapter 2: World Domination. Polishing up their darker sound for a more palatable aesthetic while still retaining their authenticity, Chapter 2: World Domination went on to reach RIAA Gold status, selling over 800,000 copies in America. The LP peaked at no. 40 on The Billboard Top 200. The LP included the club anthem “Tear Da Club Up”. At this point in the group’s evolution, DJ Paul and Juicy J began expanding their brand and focused on developing Hypnotize Minds. Along with Three 6 Mafia, they brought along several artists from Prophet in their transition to Hypnotize Minds, creating the “Hypnotize Camp Posse”, the successor of the “Prophet Posse”. Over the next few years, the new label would put out and the Prophet Posse’s Body Parts, The Kaze (trio of Project Pat, M.C. Mack and Scan Man)’s Kamakazie: Timez Up, Indo G‘s, Angel Dust, Gangsta Boo‘s Enquiring Minds, Project Pat‘s Ghetty Green, and Hypnotize Camp Posse’s self titled album (Three 6 Mafia Presents: Hypnotize Camp Posse).
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