Most Known Unknown [DualDisc]

Most Known Unknown [DualDisc]

by Three 6 Mafia
     
 

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As with practically every successive Three 6 Mafia album, Most Known Unknown is more of the same, executed a little bit better than before. That means a parade of first-rate productions by Juicy J and DJ Paul, the group's primary members, and plenty of street-level rhymes of the most hardcore variety. "Stay Fly" stands out -- not only amid the rest of the album, but

Overview

As with practically every successive Three 6 Mafia album, Most Known Unknown is more of the same, executed a little bit better than before. That means a parade of first-rate productions by Juicy J and DJ Paul, the group's primary members, and plenty of street-level rhymes of the most hardcore variety. "Stay Fly" stands out -- not only amid the rest of the album, but amid the entire Three 6 catalog -- with its propulsive intensity and crafty hook. Juicy and Paul sample an old Willie Hutch song here, and the result is striking. Sure, Three 6 has always had a knack for roof-raisers like this, going back to similarly styled anthems like "Tear da Club Up" and "Hit a Muthafucka," but none have had such crossover potential. Features by Eightball, MJG, and Young Buck -- who are also from Memphis -- make the song even more dizzying, as the verses come quickly and hit hard. Nothing else on Most Known Unknown comes close to matching the excellence of "Stay Fly," unfortunately, though there are plenty of good songs here. "Swervin'" and "When I Pull Up at the Club" are two such instances, while "Side 2 Side" shows off Juicy and Paul's ability to import concurrent trends, in this case the "we-don't-dance dance" of Terror Squad's "Lean Back." And of course, you'll find all kinds of gratuitous profanity, sex talk, and drug references, along with over-the-top showboating aggression -- everything that has come to be expected from Three 6. Clocking in at 20-plus songs in roughly 80 minutes Most Known Unknown is indeed more of the same, plus a little extra quality, so if you're a fan, you won't be disappointed. On the other hand, if you're new to the group, likely introduced to them via "Stay Fly," you should expect over-the-top hardcore Southern rap. The beats are all done in-house and are the main draw. The rapping is not bad, though what the guys lack in technique and invention, they compensate for with lyrical excess. Three 6 Mafia is the hardcore of the hardcore, and not for the faint of heart. [Columbia released a DualDisc edition, which features the album in DVD-quality sound on the flip side, albeit at a higher retail cost.]

Product Details

Release Date:
09/27/2005
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0827969648926
catalogNumber:
96489

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Most Known Unknown Hits
  2. Stay Fly
  3. Roll with It
  4. Don't Violate
  5. Swervin'
  6. Knock tha Black Off Yo Ass
  7. Poppin' My Collar
  8. Hard Hittaz
  9. Side 2 Side
  10. Half on a Stick
  11. Skit
  12. When I Pull Up at the Club
  13. Pussy Got Ya Hooked
  14. Don't Cha Get Mad
  15. Body Parts 3
  16. Stay Fly
  17. Outro

Disc 2

  1. Most Known Unknown Hits
  2. Stay Fly
  3. Roll with It
  4. Don't Violate
  5. Swervin'
  6. Knock tha Black Off Yo Ass
  7. Poppin' My Collar
  8. Hard Hittaz
  9. Side 2 Side
  10. Half on a Stick
  11. Skit
  12. When I Pull Up at the Club
  13. Pussy Got Ya Hooked
  14. Don't Cha Get Mad
  15. Body Parts 3
  16. Stay Fly
  17. Outro
  18. Got It 4 Sale
  19. Let's Plan a Robbery
  20. Dancin' on a Pole
  21. Ain't Got Time for Games

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Three 6 Mafia   Primary Artist
Boogie Mane   Track Performer
Chrome   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Kurt Clayton   Programming
Herman Lang   Composer
Carlos "6 July" Broady   Programming
S. Thomas   Composer
DJ Paul   Programming,Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer
Paul Beauregard   Composer
Ricky Dunigan   Composer
Juicy J   Programming,Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer
Jordan Houston   Composer
Carl Breeding   Composer
C. Duane Coleman   Composer
Mike Foster   Engineer

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