Most Known Unknown

Most Known Unknown

by Three 6 Mafia
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Most Known Unknown

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/27/2005
Label: Sony
UPC: 0827969472422
catalogNumber: 94724

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
Dan Mandell   Art Direction
Mike Foster   Engineer

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Most Known Unknown 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After a much anricpated return, Three 6 Mafia has done it again, and made another solid CD. As a long time fan of Three 6 Mafia, this is mos def the bst CD 2 hit the streets yet. They outdo theirselves everytime, and this time was no different. The Most Know Unkown shold be know by everyone now. My favorite track on this CD is the intro, The Most Known Unknown Hits. The actual beat to the song is incredible, and I love how they threw a line from 18 of their best songs throught the years. But more to the point, I did not use the skip button at all when I play this CD, unless I'm going back to hear a song, which I do a lot. But what I mean is, every song on this CD is fly.
Guest More than 1 year ago
the best rapper in the group is gone, I am a long time fan of Three6Mafia and the whole hypnetize camp posse, and I think this CD could fave been better with Lord Infamous.