Three 6 Mafia is a hip-hop group from Memphis, Tennessee. As of 2015, members of the group include DJ Paul and Crunchy Black. Former members include Lord Infamous, Koopsta Knicca, Gangsta Boo and Juicy J. The group was originally formed in the early 1990s under the name Triple 6 Mafia.
Three 6 Mafia had their first official release in 1995 with the album "Mystic Stylez," which was categorized as "horrorcore." Follow-up albums include "Da End," "Chapter 2: World Domination," "Da Unbreakables" and "Most Known Unknown." The single "Stay Fly," off the "Most Known Unknown" album, is said to have jump-started their fame. As of 2015, the group has sold over 5 million albums.
The group won an Academy Award for best original song in 2006 for their single "It's Hard out Here for a Pimp." The song was co-written with Frayser Boy and was a theme song in the movie "Hustle and Flow." In 2007, the MTV reality show "Adventures in Hollywood" was released featuring DJ Paul and Juicy. The show co-starring Project Pat and Lil Wyte was canceled after one season. In 2013, five of the six original members reunited and released a mixtape under the group name Da Mafia 6ix.