Going solo has clearly suited Juicy J. Over the past few years the Three 6 Mafia standout has built his rep outside of his iconic group, and while he is gearing up to drop Stay Trippy without DJ Paul, Juice says he'll be down to do another Three 6 album — if the money is right.
"If they cut a check for $15-$16 mil," Juicy told "RapFix Live" of Columbia Records, where Three 6 are currently signed.
The Memphis, Tennessee group released their debut album Mystic Stylez in 1995 and have since set a number of sonic hip-hop trends with classic records like "Tear da Club Up," "Sippin on Some Syrup" and "Stay Fly." The duo released their last album Last 2 Walk in 2008 and have been quiet ever since. "It's really up to Columbia Records, man. I feel like Columbia Records put that group on the shelf so it's their call when they wanna bring back the Three 6 Mafia," he told "RFL" host Sway Calloway on Wednesday. "The contracts are still signed; the group is still signed with Columbia so it's really up to the label."
Juice has been doing pretty well on his own, however. He's linked up with Dr. Luke and Wiz Khalifa to release Stay Trippy and is even signed on as a partner in Khalifa's Taylor Gang label. Thanks to hit singles like "Bandz a Make Her Dance" and his current track "Show Out" with Young Jeezy and Big Sean, Stay Trippy is one of rap's more anticipated albums of 2013. If all goes well for Juicy J in his solo career, maybe he can get the big money he's looking for to do another Three 6 LP.
"Why not? We're legends," he reasoned. "If we gonna get in the studio to make a classic album, we need the budgets for that."