28 Songs, 1 Hour 26 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

After spending a few years flirting with mainstream stardom, Hollywood addresses, and reality TV, Three 6 Mafia’s DJ Paul and Juicy J finally came back to the deliriously dark horror raps that made them Memphis icons at the dawn of the '90s. DJ Paul began this return to form with 2009’s menace-filled Scale-A-Ton, a thundering homage to the days when Memphis rap was dominated by 808-driven beats and jookin’ in the streets. Paul capitalized on Scale-A-Ton's success with 2012’s A Person of Interest, a collection of 24 relentlessly grim country-rap anthems that masterfully revive the unholy speaker-shaking sound of Three 6 Mafia’s ‘90s heyday. Sharp-eared listeners might detect a few odd nods to of-the-moment rap fashions, but for the most part A Person of Interest exists in its own world. Even Gucci Mane, who drops a chest-thumping guest verse on “W.I.L.L.," sounds reinvigorated by Juicy J’s pummeling Memphis classicism.

EDITORS’ NOTES

After spending a few years flirting with mainstream stardom, Hollywood addresses, and reality TV, Three 6 Mafia’s DJ Paul and Juicy J finally came back to the deliriously dark horror raps that made them Memphis icons at the dawn of the '90s. DJ Paul began this return to form with 2009’s menace-filled Scale-A-Ton, a thundering homage to the days when Memphis rap was dominated by 808-driven beats and jookin’ in the streets. Paul capitalized on Scale-A-Ton's success with 2012’s A Person of Interest, a collection of 24 relentlessly grim country-rap anthems that masterfully revive the unholy speaker-shaking sound of Three 6 Mafia’s ‘90s heyday. Sharp-eared listeners might detect a few odd nods to of-the-moment rap fashions, but for the most part A Person of Interest exists in its own world. Even Gucci Mane, who drops a chest-thumping guest verse on “W.I.L.L.," sounds reinvigorated by Juicy J’s pummeling Memphis classicism.

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