Stay Trippy

You don't look to Mr. "Slob on My Knob" for deep wisdom. But the Three 6 mafioso does have a way with words, and following last summer's strip-club anthem "Bandz a Make Her Dance" (included here), his major-label solo debut is a parade of jams involving weed, drank and sketchy sex, with Cheech & Chong punch lines exhaled over fat stoner beats. Justin Timberlake takes the hook on a rare romantic interlude ("The Woods"), and while there's sound business advice – "Make money/No vacation/Pay cash/Don't make payments," Juicy instructs on "Stop It" – twerkin' remains a dubious career path ("Scholarship"). But no matter; the party rolls on.

From The Archives Issue 1192: September 26, 2013