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On May 9, 1995, the release of an album by a new Memphis rap group changed the future of Memphis rap and the future of rap itself. The release of “Mystic Stylez” by Three 6 Mafia marked the first commercial release of a supergroup that had formed through the merger of DJ Paul and Juicy J, two of Memphis’ most popular mixtape DJs in the early 90’s. The group would go on to record 9 albums and be the first rap group ever to receive an Academy Award for their song “It’s Hard Out Here For A Pimp.” Three 6 Mafia also helped launch the careers of Lil Wyte, La Chat, Project Pat, Gangsta Boo & more.