Today In Hip-Hop: Three 6 Mafia Releases ‘When The Smoke Clears: Sixty 6, Sixty 1′

On this day, June 13, in hip-hop history…

When The Smoke Clears_ Sixty 6, Sixty 1

2000: Memphis rap collective Three 6 Mafia released their album When The Smoke Clears: Sixty 6, Sixty 1. The group rose to prominence in the late ’90s on the strength of their dark, gritty, street style. The Mafia’s fourth album was the first to be certified Platinum. Often regarded as their best work, the LP featured the popular song “Sippin’ On Some Syrup” featuring UGK. It debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200.

The album also served as Three 6 Mafia’s final body of work featuring all original members. Shortly after its release, several members, including Gangsta Boo and Koopsta Knicca left the group, either due to money disputes or plans to start a solo career. Remaining members DJ Paul and Juicy J continued to release music under the original moniker, winning an Academy Award for their song “It’s Hard Out Here For A Pimp” from the 2005 movie Hustle & Flow. A reunion album (sans Juicy J) is planned under the new name Da Mafia 6ix.—Chris Mench

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  • BrianRaider

    This LP Is So Dope Man A Fuckin Classic. The Weakest Song Is #2 44 Killers But Even That Song Is Not Bad But Compared To The Rest Its The Weakest. But After That Its Smooth Sailing! My Favorite Song Is From The Back! #9! That Shit Has A Helluva 808 Roll At The End! This Is What 3 6 Is Capable Of We Want More Of This Type Of Shit. Damn…

  • BrianRaider

    If I’m Not Mistaken Yall Gave This LP A XL! I Think It Was The Issue When Yall Went hard On Eminem LOL! But Yea This Is A CLassic!

  • BrianRaider

    This Album Is What You Would Call A Culmination! Put Paul & Juice’s Production Continued To Get Better & Better This Album Was Released In 2000 Paul & Juice Started To Perfect Their Sound In Like 97-98 From 97-Till They Split They Just Got Better & Better. Like I Said Before Their 2001 Run Was Stellar! If I Could Have My Dream Producers To Do My Album Paul & Juice Would Be There I Hope They Can Reunite If Nothing Else Do It For The Fans! I Mean These Niggas Won A Fuckin Oscar! Wow!

  • BrianRaider

    Update-This For All My 3 6 Fans Just Happened to Look On Wikiepidia About Hypnotized Minds I Thought Last 2 Walk Was The Last Thing They Released…. Nope Its Mad Other Albums Produced By paul & Juice!
    Frayser Boy – Da Key
    Three 6 Mafia – Last 2 Walk
    Chrome – Project Landlord
    Project Pat – Real Recognize Real
    DJ Paul – Scale-A-Ton
    Juicy J – Hustle Till I Die
    Lil Wyte – The Bad Influence
    Cutthroat – The Takeova
    SNO – Year Round
    Project Pat – Loud Pack
    Lil Wyte – Still Doubted
    Project Pat & Nasty Mane – Belly On Full 2
    DJ Paul – A Person of Interest (CD/DVD)