Mystic Stylez is the 1995 debut LP by the American hip hop group Three 6 Mafia. Produced by founding members DJ Paul and Juicy J, the LP was published via Prophet, an independent record label. In 2001, the album was re-released by Hypnotize Mindz as "More Mystic Stylez: The First Album", with this version features a new spoken intro from DJ Paul, as well as 2 new songs "War With Us" & "We Got Da Dope." Three 6 Mafia formed in 1991 in Tennessee. Known as "Backyard Posse", the group consisted of DJ Paul, Juicy J, Lord Infamous; the group formed through the release of numerous EPs from their own record company with Nick Scarfo, which were sold around Memphis and the Mid-West. More members joined the group over the years including Koopsta Knicca, Gangsta Boo, Crunchy Black. Recording sessions for Mystic Stylez took place in a studio in Tennessee; the album was recorded on 16 track reel-to-reel tape. As Juicy J recalled, "We went in the studio and just made records, man. Go in there, got high and just made records.
That's all. I can't remember ` I came up with.... We all just came in and contributed, the shit came out hard." During the recording of Mystic Stylez, Three 6 Mafia were listening to music by artists and groups such as N. W. A. Geto Boys, Willie Hutch, KRS-One and Isaac Hayes. Described as horrorcore, the overall soundscape of the album Mystic Stylez is more foreboding than succeeding releases. Mystic Stylez includes topics such as graphic violence, drugs, sexual practice, the occult and Theistic Satanism; these subjects are underscored by dark, menacing beats. Juicy J says that Three 6 Mafia called the album "Mystic Stylez" because "everybody had their own style."According to author Roni Sarig, "Mystic Stylez sounds like the expression of rappers who haven't so much made a deal with the devil as spent some time partying with him". During the recording and creation of their album "Mystic Stylez", Three 6 Mafia were having a feud with Bone Thugs-n-Harmony. Three 6 Mafia accused Bone Thugs-n-Harmony of copying their style and dissed them with the song "Live By Yo Rep".
Juicy J spoke about the feud years after the album was released saying "Man when we did that we was young and stupid—being real. We was stupid. Just some old stupid … It wasn't no beef, man. We cool with them, they good people, just some stupid shit back in the day, man, they good dudes, man. We did some music with one of them, Krayzie Bone....something back in the late 90s, something on Project Pat's album."DJ Paul spoke about the feud saying “It wasn’t a real beef,” DJ Paul says. “It was more of a misunderstanding because we was rapping about triple six, devil shit, tongue twisting over slow beats. We had been doing that since 1989 and all of a sudden when Bone came out—I think it was 1993… We didn’t know the Faces Of Death album because it was their underground stuff. Just like they didn’t know our underground stuff; when they came out with “Thuggish Ruggish Bone” and all of that stuff and we hear somebody kind of on our same style: Faces Of Death, murder, 6-6-6, tongue twisting. We were like, ‘Damn these dudes done stole our style!’ That’s why we got mad about it.
We ran into each other a couple of times and there was a push or something. But there was never no fight or nothing like that.” DJ Paul continued “After a while we became cool,” he says. “Our first song was with Krayzie Bone on Project Pat’s Ghetty Green album maybe in 1997 1998 or something like that. We’ve been cool since then. We’re talking about doing a tour together soon. We did, they was fun as fuck. We had a blast with Bone.” Local radio refused to play Three 6 Mafia's music. However, when people who worked for local radio heard "Da Summa", they decided to play it; this made Three 6 Mafia's song "Da Summa" the group's first song, played on radio. Regarded as "one of the essential southern hip-hop albums", Mystic Stylez has been described as a defining example of horrorcore; the album led the way for a whole subset of Memphis rap and would influence other artists for decades to come. Despite not getting popularity and instead being an underground album, Mystic Stylez has been praised by critics and was put at number 74 on Complex's list "The 90 Best Rap Albums of the'90s".
Mystic Stylez is cited as one of the forerunners of trap. Original versionAll songs are produced by DJ Paul and Juicy J2001 reissue Performing artists DJ Paul Juicy J Lord Infamous Crunchy Black Koopsta Knicca Gangsta Boo MC Mack Lil' Fly La' Chat Kingpin Skinny Pimp Lil GinProduction DJ Paul and Juicy J – producers Wayne Tucker – bass guitar DJ Paul – electronic keyboards Archie Luv – audio engineer M&L Photography – cover photograph CMYK – art direction and design Teflon Music - publishing
Patrick Houston, better known as Project Pat is an American rapper and actor from Memphis, Tennessee. He is the older brother of the co-founder of Three 6 Mafia. Houston is a member of a mini-hip hop group The Kaze he joined the group in 1998 the same year that the album entitled "KamiKaze Timez Up" was released. Project Pat began his career with appearances on his brother Juicy J's early releases with DJ Paul in the early 1990s. After serving several years in prison for robbery charges and disappearing from recording, he re-emerged in 1999 with the solo album Ghetty Green, released on his brother's Hypnotize Minds label, he became an unofficial member of Juicy and Paul's newly established group Three 6 Mafia, first gained mainstream attention when he provided the hook for the group's hit single "Sippin' on Some Syrup" in 2000. Houston released his second studio album Mista Don't Play: Everythangs Workin on February 27, 2001; the singles "Chickenhead" and "Don't Save Her" gained national radio airplay, along with music videos appearing on BET and MTV.
Shortly after the release of Mista Don't Play Houston was charged with a parole violation and began a 4-year prison sentence after unlicensed guns were discovered in his car during a traffic stop. His third album Layin' Da Smack Down was released in 2002 shortly after the beginning of the sentence and featured a video made for "Make Dat Azz Clap". After his release from prison in 2005 he released Crook by da Book: The Fed Story which came in on #64 on the Billboard 200, selling about 40,000 copies in its first week; the first single off the album was "Good Googly Moogly" featuring DJ Paul and Juicy J. After Houston was released from his deal with Columbia he signed with Koch, now known as E1, his 5th studio album Walkin' Bank Roll was released in 2007 and debuted at #45 on the Billboard 200. The lead single from the album was "Don't Call Me No Mo'" featuring Three 6 Mafia, his 6th studio album Real Recognize Real was his 1st major release for the label Asylum Records. The album featured, it debuted at #8 on the Top Rap Albums Chart, with about 10,000 copies sold in the 1st week of release.
On July 19, 2011 Houston released his 7th studio album Loud Pack on Hypnotize Minds & his newly founded label Project. On March 28, 2013, Houston announced that his next album would be titled Mista Don't Play 2; the album will be released by E1 Music, the first single will be "Be A G", feature Juicy J, along with the late Doe B. Juicy J is producing half of the album; the album was released April 2015 on E1 Music. On August 15, 2016, Houston appeared on the J. Sims song Visa, which appeared on the Mattrix Mixtape: We're Going Worldwide, Vol 5 compilation, presented by Matthew Rix, he announced a mixtape titled M. O. B., released on September 8, 2017. Ghetty Green Mista Don't Play: Everythangs Workin Layin' da Smack Down Crook by da Book: The Fed Story Walkin' Bank Roll Real Recognize Real Loud Pack Mista Don't Play 2: Everythangs Money M. O. B. Project Pat on IMDb Official website Project Pat on Twitter
Chapter 1: The End
The End is the second studio album by American hip hop group Three 6 Mafia. It is the follow up to their debut album Mystic Stylez; the album was released on December 3, 1996 by Prophet Entertainment All songs are produced by DJ Paul and Juicy J Three 6 Mafia: DJ Paul - Rapper, executive producer, scratching Juicy J - Rapper, executive producer, scratching Lord Infamous - Rapper Koopsta Knicca - Rapper Gangsta Boo - Rapper Crunchy Black - Rapper Jeanine Sharisse Norman and Shontelle Norman - Singing on "Good Stuff" DJ Slicse Tee - Programming, keyboards Nick Jackson - Executive producer Insane Wayne - Piano on "Life or Death" DJ Jus Borne - Recording, mixing Larry Nix - Mastering Julious Carr - Photography Niko Lyras - Recording, mixing
Jordan Michael Houston, known professionally as Juicy J, is an American rapper and record producer from Memphis, Tennessee. He is a founding member of the Southern hip hop group Three 6 Mafia, established in 1991. In 2002, he released his solo debut album Chronicles of the Juice Man, in between Three 6 Mafia projects. In 2011, Juicy J announced that he was a part-owner and A&R rep for Wiz Khalifa's Taylor Gang Records, the following year, he signed a solo deal with Columbia Records and Dr. Luke's Kemosabe Records. Juicy J released Stay Trippy, his third studio album under the aforementioned labels on August 27, 2013, he is the younger brother of fellow rapper Project Pat. Jordan Michael Houston was born on April 5, 1975; as a teenager, he read a multitude of books and essays on the music industry, learning about marketing and royalties. He looked up to fellow Tennessee artist, Al Bell, the brief co-owner of Stax Records, he wrote the song, "Slob on My Knob" in 11th grade at North Side High School.
In 1991, Juicy J was a co-founder of the Southern hip hop group, now known as Three 6 Mafia. Along with DJ Paul and Lord Infamous, rappers Crunchy Black, Gangsta Boo and Koopsta Knicca. Alongside DJ Paul, Juicy J has launched Prophet Entertainment. In 1994, they left the label to their business partner Nick "Scarfo" Jackson and subsequently launched Hypnotize Minds. In 1995, the group released. Since the group has released 8 albums. On July 2, 2002, he released his solo debut studio album Chronicles of the Juice Man, under North North Records. In 2006, Juicy J, along with DJ Paul, Crunchy Black, Frayser Boy, won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for "It's Hard out Here for a Pimp" at the 78th Academy Awards. On June 16, 2009, his second studio album Hustle Till I Die, was released under Hypnotize Minds and Select-O-Hits. From 2009 through 2011, Juicy J moved away from Three 6 Mafia. During this time, he collaborated with Wiz Khalifa, appearing on his mixtapes and releasing some of his own, including Blue Dream & Lean.
In December 2011, Juicy J confirmed these rumors about him as the newest member of Wiz Khalifa's Taylor Gang imprint, a part-owner and A&R representative. In 2012, he was featured alongside his Taylor Gang label-mates, on the cover of Source Magazine's May 2012 issue. In 2012, he released the lead single to his third album Stay Trippy, the chart topping "Bandz a Make Her Dance", which features guest appearances from 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne; the song was created in a two bedroom apartment in Washington, D. C. and was produced by Mike Will Made It. The song has peaked at number 29 on the US Billboard Hot 100. In September 2012, Juicy J secured a recording contract with Columbia Records and Dr. Luke's Kemosabe Records. In November 2012, Juicy J announced his third studio album Stay Trippy would be released in 2013, he had shown some interest in working with Dr. Dre and Jay-Z on the album, he announced that guest appearances on the album would include Wiz Khalifa, The Weeknd, Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Project Pat, Young Jeezy and Big Sean.
Juicy J revealed the album would feature production from frequent collaborators Lex Luger, Sonny Digital, Mike Will Made It, Dr. Luke, Crazy Mike. On January 20, 2013, it was announced Juicy J would perform at the 2013 Paid Dues festival on March 30, 2013. On January 25, 2013, he released "Show Out" featuring Big Sean and Young Jeezy, as the second single from Stay Trippy. In June 2013, the album's third single "Bounce It", was released; the album was released on August 23, 2013, when it debuted at number 4 on the Billboard 200, with first-week sales of 64,000 copies in the United States. On September 10, 2013, Juicy J was featured in a song by Mike Will Made It which featured Miley Cyrus and Wiz Khalifa. Juicy J was featured in Katy Perry's single "Dark Horse" from her fourth album Prism; the song was released on September 17, 2013. "Dark Horse" was serviced to U. S. radio on December 17 as the album's third single. On January 7, 2014, Juicy J announced his fourth studio album would be released in 2014.
He announced the title of this album would be The Hustle Continues. On January 30, 2013, Juicy J announced his "Never Sober" concert tour, which began on February 20, 2014, he was supported by Project Pat on select dates. On August 7, 2014, he released the song, titled "Low" featuring Nicki Minaj, Lil Bibby and Young Thug. On April 14, 2015, he released the song, titled "For Everybody" featuring R. City. On August 5, 2016, Juicy J announced a new album called Rubba Band Business, set to debut in the fall of 2016, he released a new single "No English" featuring Travis Scott. On September 28, 2016 Juicy J released a new song "Ballin" with Kanye West on the hook. On November 21, 2016, Juicy J premiered a new song, "Gimme Gimme" featuring Slim Jxmmi of Rae Sremmurd, prod. by Mike Will Made It and Resource of Ear Drummers. On September 18, 2017, Juicy J released a mixtape called Highly Intoxicated featuring production by rap duo Suicideboys, to whom he has acted as an idol and mentor. On December 8, 2017 Juicy J released the Rubba Band Business album.
Chronicles of the Juice Man Hustle Till I Die Stay Trippy Rubba Band Business Official website Jordan Houston on IMDb
A record producer or music producer oversees and manages the sound recording and production of a band or performer's music, which may range from recording one song to recording a lengthy concept album. A producer has varying roles during the recording process, they may gather musical ideas for the project, collaborate with the artists to select cover tunes or original songs by the artist/group, work with artists and help them to improve their songs, lyrics or arrangements. A producer may also: Select session musicians to play rhythm section accompaniment parts or solos Co-write Propose changes to the song arrangements Coach the singers and musicians in the studioThe producer supervises the entire process from preproduction, through to the sound recording and mixing stages, and, in some cases, all the way to the audio mastering stage; the producer may perform these roles themselves, or help select the engineer, provide suggestions to the engineer. The producer may pay session musicians and engineers and ensure that the entire project is completed within the record label's budget.
A record producer or music producer has a broad role in overseeing and managing the recording and production of a band or performer's music. A producer has many roles that may include, but are not limited to, gathering ideas for the project, composing the music for the project, selecting songs or session musicians, proposing changes to the song arrangements, coaching the artist and musicians in the studio, controlling the recording sessions, supervising the entire process through audio mixing and, in some cases, to the audio mastering stage. Producers often take on a wider entrepreneurial role, with responsibility for the budget, schedules and negotiations. Writer Chris Deville explains it, "Sometimes a producer functions like a creative consultant — someone who helps a band achieve a certain aesthetic, or who comes up with the perfect violin part to complement the vocal melody, or who insists that a chorus should be a bridge. Other times a producer will build a complete piece of music from the ground up and present the finished product to a vocalist, like Metro Boomin supplying Future with readymade beats or Jack Antonoff letting Taylor Swift add lyrics and melody to an otherwise-finished “Out Of The Woods.”The artist of an album may not be a record producer or music producer for his/her album.
While both contribute creatively, the official credit of "record producer" may depend on the record contract. Christina Aguilera, for example, did not receive record producer credits until many albums into her career. In the 2010s, the producer role is sometimes divided among up to three different individuals: executive producer, vocal producer and music producer. An executive producer oversees project finances, a vocal producers oversees the vocal production, a music producer oversees the creative process of recording and mixings; the music producer is often a competent arranger, musician or songwriter who can bring fresh ideas to a project. As well as making any songwriting and arrangement adjustments, the producer selects and/or collaborates with the mixing engineer, who takes the raw recorded tracks and edits and modifies them with hardware and software tools to create a stereo or surround sound "mix" of all the individual voices sounds and instruments, in turn given further adjustment by a mastering engineer for the various distribution media.
The producer oversees the recording engineer who concentrates on the technical aspects of recording. Noted producer Phil Ek described his role as "the person who creatively guides or directs the process of making a record", like a director would a movie. Indeed, in Bollywood music, the designation is music director; the music producer's job is to create and mold a piece of music. The scope of responsibility may be one or two songs or an artist's entire album – in which case the producer will develop an overall vision for the album and how the various songs may interrelate. At the beginning of record industry, the producer role was technically limited to record, in one shot, artists performing live; the immediate predecessors to record producers were the artists and repertoire executives of the late 1920s and 1930s who oversaw the "pop" product and led session orchestras. That was the case of Ben Selvin at Columbia Records, Nathaniel Shilkret at Victor Records and Bob Haring at Brunswick Records.
By the end of the 1930s, the first professional recording studios not owned by the major companies were established separating the roles of A&R man and producer, although it wouldn't be until the late 1940s when the term "producer" became used in the industry. The role of producers changed progressively over the 1960s due to technology; the development of multitrack recording caused a major change in the recording process. Before multitracking, all the elements of a song had to be performed simultaneously. All of these singers and musicians had to be assembled in a large studio where the performance was recorded. With multitrack recording, the "bed tracks" (rhythm section accompaniment parts such as the bassline and rhythm guitar could be recorded first, the vocals and solos could be added using as many "takes" as necessary, it was no longer necessary to get all the players in the studio at the same time. A pop band could record their backing tracks one week, a horn section could be brought in a week to add horn shots and punches, a string section could be brought in a week after that.
Multitrack recording had another pro
Hip hop music
Hip hop music called hip-hop or rap music, is a music genre developed in the United States by inner-city African Americans in the late 1970s which consists of a stylized rhythmic music that accompanies rapping, a rhythmic and rhyming speech, chanted. It developed as part of hip hop culture, a subculture defined by four key stylistic elements: MCing/rapping, DJing/scratching with turntables, break dancing, graffiti writing. Other elements include sampling beats or bass lines from records, rhythmic beatboxing. While used to refer to rapping, "hip hop" more properly denotes the practice of the entire subculture; the term hip hop music is sometimes used synonymously with the term rap music, though rapping is not a required component of hip hop music. Hip hop as both a musical genre and a culture was formed during the 1970s when block parties became popular in New York City among African-American youth residing in the Bronx; however hip-hop music did not get recorded for the radio or television to play until 1979 due to poverty during hip-hop's birth and lack of acceptance outside ghetto neighborhoods.
At block parties DJs played percussive breaks of popular songs using two turntables and a DJ mixer to be able to play breaks from two copies of the same record, alternating from one to the other and extending the "break". Hip hop's early evolution occurred as sampling technology and drum machines became available and affordable. Turntablist techniques such as scratching and beatmatching developed along with the breaks and Jamaican toasting, a chanting vocal style, was used over the beats. Rapping developed as a vocal style in which the artist speaks or chants along rhythmically with an instrumental or synthesized beat. Notable artists at this time include DJ Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five, Fab Five Freddy, Marley Marl, Afrika Bambaataa, Kool Moe Dee, Kurtis Blow, Doug E. Fresh, Warp 9, The Fat Boys, Spoonie Gee; the Sugarhill Gang's 1979 song "Rapper's Delight" is regarded to be the first hip hop record to gain widespread popularity in the mainstream. The 1980s marked the diversification of hip hop.
Prior to the 1980s, hip hop music was confined within the United States. However, during the 1980s, it began to spread to music scenes in dozens of countries, many of which mixed hip hop with local styles to create new subgenres. New school hip hop was the second wave of hip hop music, originating in 1983–84 with the early records of Run-D. M. C. and LL Cool J. The Golden age hip hop period was an innovative period between the early 1990s. Notable artists from this era include the Juice Crew, Public Enemy, Eric B. & Rakim, Boogie Down Productions and KRS-One, EPMD, Slick Rick, Beastie Boys, Kool G Rap, Big Daddy Kane, Ultramagnetic MCs, De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest. Gangsta rap is a subgenre of hip hop that focuses on the violent lifestyles and impoverished conditions of inner-city African-American youth. Schoolly D, N. W. A, Ice-T, Ice Cube, the Geto Boys are key founding artists, known for mixing the political and social commentary of political rap with the criminal elements and crime stories found in gangsta rap.
In the West Coast hip hop style, G-funk dominated mainstream hip hop for several years during the 1990s with artists such as Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg. East Coast hip hop in the early to mid 1990s was dominated by the Afrocentric jazz rap and alternative hip hop of the Native Tongues posse as well as the hardcore rap of artists such as Mobb Deep, Wu-Tang Clan, Onyx. East Coast hip hop had gangsta rap musicians such as Kool G Rap and the Notorious B. I. G.. In the 1990s, hip hop began to diversify with other regional styles emerging, such as Southern rap and Atlanta hip hop. At the same time, hip hop continued to be assimilated into other genres of popular music, examples being neo soul and nu metal. Hip hop became a best-selling genre in the mid-1990s and the top selling music genre by 1999; the popularity of hip hop music continued through the 2000s, with hip hop influences increasingly finding their way into mainstream pop. The United States saw the success of regional styles such as crunk, a Southern genre that emphasized the beats and music more than the lyrics.
Starting in 2005, sales of hip hop music in the United States began to wane. During the mid-2000s, alternative hip hop secured a place in the mainstream, due in part to the crossover success of artists such as OutKast and Kanye West. During the late 2000s and early 2010s, rappers such as Lil Wayne, Soulja Boy, B.o. B were the most popular rappers. During the 2010s, rappers such as Drake, Nicki Minaj, J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar all have been popular. Trap, a subgenre of hip hop has been popular during the 2010s with hip hop artists and hip hop music groups such as Migos, Travis Scott, Kodak Black; the creation of the term hip hop is credited to Keith Cowboy, rapper with Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five. However, Lovebug Starski, Keith Cowboy, DJ Hollywood used the term when the music was still known as disco rap, it is believed that Cowboy created the term while teasing a friend who had just joined the U. S. Army, by scat singing the words "hip/hop/hip/hop" in a way that mimicked the rhythmic cadence of soldiers marching.
Cowboy worked the "hip hop" cadence into a part of his stage performance, used by other artists such as The Sugarhi
Choices II: The Setup
Choices II: The Setup is the seventh studio album by American hip hop group Three 6 Mafia. The album was released on March 2005, by Sony Records; the CD is the soundtrack to the DVD movie. It sold over 400,000 copies in the U. S. All tracks are produced by DJ Paul and Juicy J