Revealed this week, underground rap group Three-6-Mafia have been selected to be inducted in to the newly-announced Memphis Music Hall of Fame.
With the induction ceremony taking place on November 29th at the Cannon Center for Performing Arts, the duo consisting of DJ Paul and Juicy J, who originally began as a much larger group (other members have included Gangsta Boo, Crunchy Black, Lord Infamous and Koopsta Knicca), will be one of the first 25 acts inducted.
Joining the likes of Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding, Al Green and the obvious, Elvis Presley, the group, who originally began their career known as the Backyard Posse, have not only been a staple as far as Memphis music goes, but music in general. Besides being known for their smash “Stay Fly” and their work with the likes of Young Buck, Ludacris and Justin Timberlake, they are also the first rap group to ever win an Academy Award for their work on the movie Hustle & Flow.
Peep the video for Three-6-Mafia’s Juicy J’s recent single “Bandz A Make Her Dance,” featuring Lil’ Wayne and 2 Chainz, below: