You can’t deny the impact of Three 6 Mafia. At a time when it felt like the South wasn’t getting its dues in the rap game, several artists and groups from Southern hubs proved that they “got something to say,” in the words of Andre 3000. Even now, many of those Southern legends have directly influenced the sound and aesthetic of many artists today.
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Unfortunately, like many groups, they eventually disbanded due to internal disputes with Crunchy Black being one of the firsts to part ways with the remaining members. Though Crunchy Black has previously discussed some of the friction he had with his fellow group members, he did acknowledge that maybe he could’ve dealt with it a bit differently.
“I’ll say this to you because I never said this to nobody. It was a lot of foul shit going on Vlad, you know what I’m sayin’? Paul and Juicy were the business people of the label I was on,” Crunchy explained before detailing that they would be consistently flying back and forth between L.A. and New York while booking high-end hotels. “They would make me put my own incidentals and all kinds of other slick shit they was doing at the time. And I couldn’t figure out why they was doing me like that.”
“It’s a lot of shit that kind of knocked me and made me feel some type of way. If I beat a n***a up for you, Vlad. C’mon, you can’t look out for me?” He continued. “I felt like they was doing a lot of sh*t that I didn’t feel like was cool at the time but like I said, could’ve just been me, Vlad… I could’ve talked it out. Me and Paul was real cool. I could’ve pulled Paul to the side and talked to him about it. But I didn’t do that. I did what a lot of people do. Let they mind take control.”
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