On this day in hip-hop history, infamous Memphis underground legends Three 6 Mafia release their fourth studio album. When the smoke clears: 60 6, 60 1. Ironically, the project, which peaked at #6 on the Billboard 200 chart, brought Three 6 Mafia one step closer to mainstream penetration with their own style of horrorcore hip-hop. Following the theme of his previous two albums, the title of this album continues the apocalyptic theme. This can translate to a group of (successful) attempts to take over the mainstream hip-hop industry, alluding to the “when the smoke clears” Three 6 Mafia. We will continue to stand strong.
One of the qualities that distinguishes this album from previous releases by Three 6 is the number of features it contains. UGK, Insane Clown Posse, Big Gipp, Mr. Serv-On, Fiend and Twiztid all made appearances on the project. The album also features Three Six Her Mafia’s most popular and well-known tracks, including “Sippin’ On Some Sizzurp” and “I’m So Hi,” which have become staples of his underground rap history. I’m here.
Commercially, the album opened the door for Three 6 Mafia to secure their place among the giants of their era. It sold 1 million copies in its first year, when the smoke clears The group was able to get the talent they needed for their upcoming film choice To be as successful as before.
Following this album, Three 6 Mafia blossomed in the rap scene, releasing six more highly successful albums and two films, for which they won an Oscar. bustle and flow With this soundtrack, they became the only rap group to win this award.