Three 6 Mafia Analysis

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When it comes to hip-hop, Three 6 Mafia is easily the most underappreciated innovators of the genre. Not only were they ahead of their time by about 10 years, but they also influenced artist that may not even know it because of how underground and non accessible their music was initially. They are most known for creating the triplet flow as well as implementing other rapping techniques which for the time was revolutionary. Production is another reason for as to why they are so innovative. They were one of the first in genre to make real hard hitting beats that feature extremely heavy bass which was accompanied by their fast paced rhyme schemes and dark subject matter and are credited to making the first real “bangers”. Three 6 Mafia was also…show more content…
It wasn’t your traditional east coast 95 bmp boom bap and I think that is why so many people were intrigued by it. It’s a scary lo-fi bass boosted album that creates this aesthetic of being in the mind of a drug induced serial killer. The lyrics again display dark subject matter such as violence, drugs, and and almost unsettling realistic depiction of what it is like to live in the gang infested south. Popular trap music today takes a lot of its influence specifically from this album. From the high hats to the rumbling 808’ to the off key chords, these characteristics are what trap music is essentially built on and Three 6 was doing this almost 10 years before mainstream trap even existed. Due to its absurdly violent nature, Mystic Stylez is often overlooked because it was not as accessible as some other southern hip hop that was coming out of Atlanta and…show more content…
It was more club and dance oriented that featured more repetitive almost shouting like lyrics that was formatted in call and response layout. It was in ways more accessible than their previous sound. “Tear da Club Up Thugs” was a project that only featured Juicy J, DJ Paul, and Lord Infamous which was created solely to see whether crunk was the next big thing or a style that people didn 't care about. It ended up being a hit allowing some of the first Three 6 songs to ever be played on the radio. It’s spiritual successor "When the Smoke Clears: Sixty Six Sixty One" was their first platinum project which brought them even closer to mainstream success. The album had almost no sign of the old eerie Three 6, and was almost entirely a crunk
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