Three 6 Mafia's DJ Paul on Da Mafia 6ix, Working With ICP, and "Keeping It Grimy"
Oceans of blood, purple syrup, and pounding bass pervade every monstrous track by Three Six Mafia, currently touring as Da Mafia 6ix.
Straight outta Memphis and thuggin', DJ Paul's notorious crew of head smashers are a riotous force to be reckoned with. And like any great high-speed chase, you either have to roll with it or get rolled on.
Tomorrow night, they're gonna drop on downtown Miami's Grand Central like a ten ton subatomic bass bomb, alongside Flesh and Bizzy Bone, DJ Heron, Problem Kids, Layce, and a slew of openers. Here's what founding Three 6 Mafia member DJ Paul had to say about Wife Swap, Poison Clan, and dubstep.
Crossfade: What do you think about what's going in Missouri right now?
DJ Paul: Ooooh ... Man, that's terrible. You know, this world so crazy right now with these police. Not all of 'em, but the ones that's crazy with it. I done went to jail a whole lot when I was young. Basically, what I always tell people is, when they get in a situation with the police, you gotta cooperate. As crazy as they be, you gotta cooperate. I can't speak on exactly what happened because I don't know. But it's sad. You would think they would taser him, especially if he ran off. If it was hand to hand and they didn't know if he had a gun or knife, I could see how it could happen. But for him to be down the street, that's terrible. It's serious out there.
What's the difference between police and a pig?
Police is the one that really does his job right. They try to save the dude jumping off the bridge or the lady that runs the stop sign. That's police. The pig is the ones that take the power of their job too far and treat people crazy and just abuse the power.
What's your history with Miami?
I been in Miami a bunch. We shot the "Sippin' on Some Sizzurp" video there. We did so many videos in Miami. I love it. I got a lot of friends in Miami. That's my town. Beautiful hot chicks.
What's your first musical experience with Lord Infamous, rest in peace?
When we was kids on Halloween years and years ago, we said, "We gonna be rappers," and we just started trying to rap.
How'd you meet Project Pat?
Through Juicy. That's Juicy's big brother.
What was going on when you got that stripper dancing on the fat guy?
Man, I was just hangin' with Orlando's finest, Mike Busey, at his booth at the Gathering of the Juggalos, just actin' a fool and playin' music and drinkin' and shit, and the girls was dancing on the poles and just started dancing on this man's lap and that shit went everywhere.
How's the response been so far to Da Mafia 6ix on this Massacre Tour.
Man, it's been great man. Real fun. Right now we're in Texas, one of our biggest markets, and it's been crazy. The shows and the fans been crazy. I love it over here on the Gulf Coast. Got to be in that water. All the tour has been in the Midwest and Northeast, so there wasn't any water to get in. But Dallas crunk, Houston crunk, real wild, 'bout 40 people on stage for the last song, and so much crazy shit I can't even remember.
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