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Juicy J stopped by the Power 106 Perrier® & Juice Studios after dropping a new single recently with Travis $cott called “Neighbor.” He says he’s taking a break from drinking and smoking for now and cancelling shows to spend more time with his daughter.
Hailing from Memphis, earning his hip-hop credit under his belt with Three 6 Mafia, the Oscar winner talks about his influence on today’s music and rappers, and how he came up in the game way before artists were sampling his songs or his fans were streaming his music. Speaking on his down south hustle, before making it big, J says:
When I was coming up it was cassette tapes We would sell our cassette tapes out the trunk and then once we get our buzz, we started just giving them away. Like we would go to Atlanta, give away cassette tapes, give away this, give away that. Do free shows, you know, just the grind…Nowadays, you just post it up, tweet it out, you good.
J’s current single “Neighbor” features Astroworld rapper Travis Scott and is expected to be featured on his forthcoming project. With new material on the way, the “Stay Fly” rapper says that being a first time dad has influenced how much he works and parties.
Juicy J also shouts out a few up and coming Memphis artists including Blac Youngsta and describes how Memphis rappers hustle even harder to get noticed.
Peep the full interview below: