Since moving to Hollyhood, the guys have found many different ways to keep themselves busy, the problem is they have not had any time to finish their next record. Computer gets a phone call from Rosenberg, Three-6 Mafia's manager says that Lisa...... Read Full Episode Summary »
Computer steps into the kitchen to show us how he makes chitlins, plus Three-6 Mafia takes us through their song writing process.
Since moving to Hollyhood, the guys have found many different ways to keep themselves busy, the problem is they have not had any time to finish their next record. Computer gets a phone call from Rosenberg, Three-6 Mafia's manager says that Lisa Ellis, the president of their record label wants to schedule a meeting with Juicy and Paul. When Computer reports back to Juicy and Paul about the meeting, they are not enthusiastic about attending.
Later at the meeting, Lisa tells them that they have to release their next record during the first quarter of the following year. She then follows up with the guys telling them that they have become too distracted in Hollywood and that they need to kick-start their recording schedule into high gear. Juicy is resistant and tells Lisa that he doesn't want to rush the record, but Lisa warns Juicy that if they wait too long, all the hype from their Oscar win will cool off, and they'll have work hard just to rebuild the buzz that they are currently enjoying. Before the end of the meeting, Lisa tells the guys that she is going to check up on them later in the afternoon to see if they have anything that they can turn into the first single.
That evening when Lisa stops by the house, she is not impressed when she finds Juicy and Paul lounging around drinking cocktails in the living room. After drinks are served Lisa and the guys hit the studio so she can preview what songs they've recorded. When they only have one uncompleted song for her to listen to, Lisa calls the guys out, saying that they need to get out of Hollywood so they can go some place less distracting. She suggest that the guys head out to the one place that they know they can work in: Memphis.
One day, and plain ride later, the guys are back in the dirty south where they were born and raised. On the way out of the airport, the guys brainstorm on ideas for new songs, while most of the ideas that they come up with are duds, Big Triece has the idea of creating a welcome back to Memphis themed song. The first stop after leaving the airport is to see Juicy's dad, Father Houston, for some advice. Father Houston advises them to travel back to their old neighborhood to re-find their roots.
The first stop back on the road to insapiration is to Jack Pirtle's, a fried chicken restaurant the guys used to frequent when they still lived in Memphis. After filling up their stomachs with some southern fried comfort food, the guys head downtown to check out some live music. The combination of the southern cooking, and the live music quickly gives Paul and Juicy some great ideas.
The next day when the guys hit the studio, Paul puts on a beat, and he begins to brainstorm with Juicy to come up with a list of what people from Memphis like. Before they know it, Juicy and Paul find themselves in the vocal booth laying to rhymes to a smoking new single. With their single under the belt, the guys head back to L.A., confident that Lisa will be happy with the new track.
Back in Hollywood, the guys get ready to host a listening party, where their guests can preview their new song, while enjoying some southern style barbeque. At first, the guys begin to worry when no one shows up, but after a little bit of a wait, the doorbell rings and the guests begin to arrive. From the guys' first neighbor Fern, to their protégé Lil Wyte, all of the guys' friends make an appearance. When it comes time for the listening portion of the party, it becomes obvious very quickly that the guys have a hit. As soon as the track starts everyone who is sitting down gets up, and a dance party is started instantly.