Wiz Khalifa has always been a fan of Three 6 Mafia, and what’s not to love? With a rowdy rap catalog that includes the hits “Tear da Club Up,” “Sippin’ on Some Syrup” and “Stay Fly,” Three 6 has grown to become one of hip-hop’s most iconic groups. And the Pittsburgh hitmaker will be working with the Mafia’s Juicy J closely now that he has signed him to his Taylor Gang label.
“Yeah that’s official, that’s good to go,” Khalifa confirmed with MTV News on Wednesday night before he took the stage with Snoop Dogg at Terminal 5 in New York.
Juice, who just released his latest mixtape, Blue Dream & Lean, on November 29, revealed the signing during an interview with Hood Rich Radio. “Juicy J is now with Taylor Gang, we goin’ in this year, man. 2012, we goin’ in,” he said.
Longtime Taylor Gang artist Chevy Woods is looking forward to adding the rapper/producer to the crew. “It’s fun for me, because I really just sit back and watch,” he told MTV News. “[Wiz is] always doin’ somethin’ different.”
For Wiz, this is an opportunity to link up with an artist that he has looked up to for a long time. “Well, I’ve always been a huge fan of Juicy J and Three 6 Mafia and what they brought to the game,” he said. “As far as their music, as far as their consistency, as far as just if you’re in that mood and you know what you wanna hear, they brought it and I respected that. And they brought it for years, since I was young.”
“I remember when ‘Tear da Club Up’ first came out and I remember when ‘Stay Fly’ came out, and those are two huge songs from the same group of people who never fell off or lost it at all. And I really look up to that and respect that.”
Turns out, according to Khalifa, Juice was a fan of Wiz as well. “It was like, ‘Man we might as well bridge the gap and takeover,’ because he’s gonna be here forever and I’m gonna be here forever.”
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