The Insite received word on Tuesday that Three 6 Mafia is headed to Houston in April. The rap group is preparing to release a new album and Houston is one of the markets they’re focusing on for early publicity. Columbia Records executive Demetrius Lloyd says they’re hoping to build up interest for the groups new release. The exact date they’re expected in H-Town is April 2nd. I’m sure they will make the rounds at local radio stations and other media outlets. The name of the soon to be released album is The Last 2 Walk. Here’s more about the group:
They have a string of gold and platinum singles and albums. They were the first rap group to win an Oscar and to perform at the prestigious Academy Awards ceremony. They had their own hit MTV reality TV show. But for Three 6 Mafia, it has always been about the music.
So it’s fitting that the Memphis rap powerhouse’s fifth major-label release, the astonishing The Last 2 Walk, extends its flawless track record and demonstrates that the group remains among rap’s premier outfits. Three 6 Mafia masterminds Juicy J and DJ Paul drench the high-octane collection with the type of bone-crushing lyricism and searing, addictive production that have become hallmarks of their material for the last decade-plus.
After experiencing a number of line-up changes through the years, the group is finally pared down to only its essential members. “We’re the last two dudes to walk, DJ Paul and Juicy J,” Juicy J explains, hence the album title. “We’ve been putting it down since day one. In this business, you’ve got to be focused and a lot of people aren’t focused. A lot of rappers come and go, because it isn’t easy. I understand what all artists go through, and that’s the main thing that keeps us going — the grind and staying focused.”
Produced primarily by Juicy J and DJ Paul, The Last 2 Walk contains the type of mesmerizing soundscapes that have made them in-demand producers for such platinum acts as Ludacris, Chingy and Young Buck, as well as their own artists Project Pat and Lil Wyte.