24 Years Ago Today: Three 6 Mafia Released Their Fourth LP ‘When The Smoke Clears: Sixty 6, Sixty 1’

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    Celebrating the Legacy of Three 6 Mafia: When The Smoke Clears Sixty 6, Sixty 1 Album Release

    Three 6 Mafia, the infamous Memphis underground legends, made a significant mark in Hip Hop history with the release of their fourth studio album, When the Smoke Clears: Sixty 6, Sixty 1. This album, which peaked at #6 on the Billboard 200 chart, showcased the group’s unique horrorcore style and brought them closer to mainstream success.

    What set this album apart was the impressive lineup of features, including UGK, Insane Clown Posse, Big Gipp, and more. Tracks like “Sippin’ On Some Sizzurp” and “I’m So Hi” became underground rap classics, solidifying Three 6 Mafia’s place in the industry.

    Commercially, When the Smoke Clears was a massive success, selling over 1,000,000 copies in its release year. This album paved the way for the group’s future projects, including the successful film Choices.

    Following the release of When the Smoke Clears, Three 6 Mafia continued to thrive in the rap scene, releasing six more successful albums and even winning an Oscar for their work on the Hustle and Flow soundtrack. Their impact on Hip Hop culture remains undeniable, solidifying their legacy as one of the most influential groups in the genre.