The members of Three Six Mafia have truly built a strong and lasting brand that is synonymous with southern hip-hop. Throughout the years, as a collective, solo and otherwise. They have dropped classic after classic, giving us such hits as “Sippin On Syrup”, “Who Run It”, “Tear Da Club Up”, and “Ridin Spinners”. They’ve kept the clubs jumpin’ and their talent has never been matched by anyone.
Their latest release, “Most Known Unknown”, follows their same tradition keep the clubs crunk and hot. Currently burning the charts is their lead single, “Stay Fly”, pairing Crunchy Black, Paul & Juicy J with G-Unit’s Young Buck and Eightball & MJG. Even better is the remixed version, which features Slim Thug, Trick Daddy, and Project Pat. Paul Wall drops in on “When I Pull Up At The Club” and “Swervin” alongside Mike Jones, while Lil Flip pays a visit on “Don’t Cha Get Mad”. Remy Martin drops a killer verse on the x-rated “Pussy Got Ya Hooked”. Other guests include Chrome, Frayser Boy, Boogiemane, Lil Wyte, and Granddaddy Souf. More gems on this album include “Body Parts”. “Knock The Black Off Ya Ass”, “Poppin My Collar”, ‘Got it 4 Sale”, “Let’s Plan A Robbery”, and “Dancin’ On A Pole”. Also check out the “Outro” for a bit of ghetto humor. I know I just mentioned damn near the entire cd, but that should be a sign for you. These boys ain’t playin’ no games.
Overall, fans will be rather pleased with this release. No, Three Six aren’t doing a thing on the album different than any of their previous releases, yet, the album still jumps. Normally, one might be thrown a bit by the number of guest appearances throughout the album; however, it doesn’t pose a threat in their case. They’ve clearly established themselves as pioneers of the south, and there’s nothing left to prove. We know thoroughly that these brothers can hold their own in any given situation, and they aren’t overshadowed one bit on this album. If anything, the number of people dropping in on the album shows that they are very well respected in this business. It goes to show why they are the most known of the unknowns.