Today, April 5, is 43rd birthday of rapper, producer and Three 6 Mafia member Juicy J!

Juicy a.k.a. Jordan Houston was born and raised in Memphis, Tenn and formed the rap group Three 6 Mafia with friends DJ Paul (Paul Beauregard) and Lord Infamous (Ricky Dunigan) in 1991. The collective first went by Backyard Posse. Originally under Memphis-based Prophet Records, Three 6 dropped their debut album Mystic Stylez in 1995. The guys spent the better part of the late '90s perfecting their sound of Southern horrorcore with heavy influence from fellow groups like N.W.A. and the Geto Boys. As Three 6 grew in notoriety, the crew expanded with acts like Project Pat, Frayser Boy, La Chat and Lil Wyte. By the time the new millennium rolled around, Juicy and Three 6 were dropping certified Gold albums and breaking through to mainstream with tracks like "Sippin' on Some Syrup," "Slob on My Knob" and "Stay Fly. " In 2005, Three 6 Mafia made hip-hop history by becoming the first rap group to win an Academy Award. The trio won for Best Original song thanks to their track “It’s Hard Out Here For A Pimp” from the Terrance Howard and Taraji P. Henson-starring film Hustle & Flow.

Since the group's inception, Juicy J has positioned himself as the leader of the posse. Fans can always count J to drop a few ratchet, twerk-inducing bars whenever he gets on a track. Juicy has dropped four solo albums to date, with 2017's Rubba Band Business being the most recent.

This year, Juicy has welcomed a daughter into his life, and teamed up with Rae Sremmurd for their single "Powerglide."

Happy G Day, Juicy J!

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