Veteran Three 6 Mafia rapper Juicy J is coming back strong this year, with his Taylor Gang affiliation, and now a new deal with Dr. Luke’s Kemosabe Records via Columbia. The Memphis rapper is gearing up to release a solo LP this fall, made possible by his new deal. “For me to be teaming up with Dr. Luke, Columbia Records & Wiz Khalifa (TGod) on my new solo album, I’m really excited for this,” J said in a statement. “We’re gonna call ourselves the Powerhouse 3. Look out for more. ”
Late last year Wiz Khalifa officially welcomed Juicy J to his Taylor Gang crew, after teaming up with his on the single “Stoners Night Pt. 2.” “Well, I’ve always been a huge fan of Juicy J and Three 6 Mafia and what they brought to the game,” Wiz told MTV News. “As far as their music, as far as their consistency, as far as just if you’re in that mood and you know what you wanna hear, they brought it and I respected that. And they brought it for years, since I was young.
“I remember when ‘Tear da Club Up’ first came out and I remember when ‘Stay Fly’ came out, and those are two huge songs from the same group of people who never fell off or lost it at all. And I really look up to that and respect that.”
In April Juicy J joined Wiz and Taylor Gang on the cover of The Source, and his strip club anthem “Bandz A Make Her Dance,” has been making plenty of noise in the clubs.