AKA Jordan Michael Houston
Birthplace: Memphis, TN
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Rapper, Music Producer, Business
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Three Six Mafia
Half of Memphis-based hip hop crew Three Six Mafia, perhaps the most successful artist collective of the late 20th century. Jordan began producing music as Juicy J in his teens, recording and selling mixtapes with his childhood friend DJ Paul. Their early music innovated in the growing genre of horrorcore rap, leading to their dark debut full-length Mystic Stylez (1995) and the club anthem Tear The Club Up.
Persistent work over the next decade, combined with a focused and constant output for his main group and promotion of affiliated Memphis acts, led to a record contract with Sony and several gold and platinum records. They broke out in 2000, with the single Sippin' on Some Syrup, and their success was crowned by the 2005 single Stay Fly from the album Most Known Unknown. Three Six Mafia won an Oscar in 2006 for a song contributed to the film Hustle and Flow, which led to their own reality TV show Adventures in Hollyhood.
Not content with success, Juicy J has shown no sign of stopping, lending his energy and business acumen to younger artists. Work in the 2010s includes the Rubba Band Business mixtapes with teenaged trap music producer Lex Luger, an affiliation with Wiz Khalifa's Taylor Gang, and the single Bands a Make Her Dance which was a radio hit in late summer 2012.
Brother: Patrick Houston (Project Pat, older)
Three 6 Mafia
Oscar for Best Music Original Song 2006, for "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" from Hustle and Flow
FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
Jackass 2.5 (19-Dec-2007) · Himself
Jackass: Number Two (22-Sep-2006) · Himself
Hustle & Flow (14-Apr-2005)
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