Three 6 Mafia
The first crew to put Memphis on the rap map, Three 6 Mafia busted onto the national scene with their rowdy crossover hit "Tear Da Club Up" in 1996. Originally known as the Triple 6 Mafia, their blend of hypnotic yet hype production and over-the-top lyrical attacks soon endeared them to the nation at large. They continued to drop independent albums throughout the late '90s, and in 2000 scored another huge hit with their classic codeine-endorsing single "Sippin' on Some Syrup." In 2001 they ventured into film with the epic crime-life movie Choices. They returned in 2003 with Da Unbreakables and had their best Billboard debut two years later with Most Known Unknown. In 2005, they co-wrote "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" for the movie Hustle and Flow. The song was performed by the film's star, Terence Howard, and would earn the group their first Oscar. When Howard declined to perform the song at the 2006 ceremony, Three 6 Mafia became the first rap group on an Oscar stage. "You know what? I think it just got a little easier out here for a pimp," Oscar host Jon Stewart joked after their performance.
Three 6 Mafia Concert Films
Choices II: The Setup
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Runtime: 1 hr 33 minThree 6 Mafia’s Choices II: The Set-Up is the follow-up to the rap group’s highly successful street movie Choices. After a heist goes wrong for two Memphis hustlers (DJ Paul and Juicy J), two crooked DEA agents offer them freedom—for a price.
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The American Dream
Runtime: 1 hr 30 minThe American Dream is the feature-length film that is based on the inspirational real life rise of Mike Jones from the streets to the beginnings of stardom thanks to music. Co-written and executive produced by Jones--and shot in his hometown of Houston--The American Dream stars the rapper along with Clifton Powell, Hassan Johnson and Tamala Jones.
Live at the Blender Theater 2008
Runtime: 1 hr 1 minAside from his solo career, Young Jeezy is well known for helping pioneer the hip hop subgenre trap music, alongside fellow Atlanta-based rappers T.I. and Gucci Mane. This live concert performance captures his unique style and lyrics mastery.