Friday, January 24, 2014

(Audio) Triple Six Mafia [ft. Gangsta Blac, Project Pat & Skinny Pimp] - “Smoked Out, Loced Out” (1994)




"It's hard to pinpoint the exact moment when Paul and Juicy stopped repping The Backyard Posse and started branding themselves as the Triple Six Mafia, but it seems to have happened some time in late 1993, after Lord Infamous came up with the name in one of his rhymes. By the spring of 1994, the Triple Six was in full effect, and plans were being made to release a proper "posse tape," which would be called 'Smoked Out, Loced Out'. But before releasing the Triple Six project, Paul and Juicy reunited for a new "Notorious Killamix" tape that included this all-star anthem (which, ironically, did not appear on Smoked Out, Loced Out.
Considered by many to be the greatest posse cut in Hypnotize history, "Smoked Out, Loced Out" features the early crew's key players at the top of their game. Project Pat's verse, in particular, was so memorable that Juicy J quoted it on his recent Stay Trippy album. The song is also notable because it was the first to feature the famous sample of Lord Infamous saying "Triple Six Mafia," which is supposedly a clip from the song where the name was invented—although the identity of that song is lost in the annals of Memphis rap history." - 

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