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Not to be confused with Jessie J or Jessy J.
Juicy J
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Juicy J performing at NXNE in Toronto in June 2014
Background information
Birth name Jordan Michael Houston
Born (1975-04-05) April 5, 1975 (age 40)
Origin North Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Genres Hip hop
Years active 1990–present
Associated acts

Jordan Michael Houston (born April 5, 1975), better known by his stage name Juicy J, is an American rapper, songwriter and record producer from Memphis, Tennessee. He is a founding member of the Southern hip hop group Three 6 Mafia, established in 1991. In 2002, he released his solo debut album Chronicles of the Juice Man, in between Three 6 Mafia projects. In 2011, Juicy J announced that he was a part-owner and A&R rep for Wiz Khalifa's Taylor Gang Records and the following year he signed a solo deal with Columbia Records and Dr. Luke's Kemosabe Records.[1][2] Juicy J released Stay Trippy, his third studio album under the aforementioned labels on August 27, 2013. He is the younger brother of frequent collaborator and fellow rapper Project Pat.[3]


Juicy J performing in 2004

1991–2009: Career beginnings with Three 6 Mafia[edit]

Main article: Three 6 Mafia

In 1991, Juicy J was a co-founder of the southern hip hop group, now known as Three 6 Mafia. Along with DJ Paul and Lord Infamous, these fellow rappers Crunchy Black, Gangsta Boo and Koopsta Knicca have later joined the group. Alongside DJ Paul, Juicy J has launched Prophet Entertainment. In 1994, they left the label to their business partner Nick "Scarfo" Jackson, and subsequently launched Hypnotize Minds. In 1995, the group released their first official album called Mystic Stylez. Since then the group has released 8 albums.[4] Juicy J is also known for being the sole performer on the popular Three 6 Mafia song titled "Slob on My Knob". On July 2, 2002, he released his solo debut studio album Chronicles of the Juice Man, under North North Records. In 2006, Juicy J, along with DJ Paul, Crunchy Black, and Frayser Boy, won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for "It's Hard out Here for a Pimp" at the 78th Academy Awards. On June 16, 2009, his second studio album Hustle Till I Die, was released under Hypnotize Minds and Select-O-Hits.[5]

2010–present: Taylor Gang, Stay Trippy and The Hustle Continues[edit]

Main article: Stay Trippy

From 2009 through 2011, Juicy J moved away from Three 6 Mafia, as he is focusing on his solo career. During this time, he frequently collaborated with fellow rapper Wiz Khalifa, appearing on his mixtapes and releasing some of his own including Blue Dream & Lean. In December 2011, Juicy J confirmed these rumors about him as the newest member of Wiz Khalifa's Taylor Gang imprint, a part-owner and A&R representative.[6] In 2012, he was featured alongside his Taylor Gang label-mates, on the cover of Source Magazine's May 2012 issue. In 2012, he also released the lead single to his third album Stay Trippy, the chart topping "Bandz a Make Her Dance", which features an guest appearances from 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne. The song was created in a two bedroom apartment in Washington, D.C. and was produced by Mike Will Made It. The song has peaked at number 29 on the US Billboard Hot 100.[7]

In September 2012, Juicy J secured a recording contract with Columbia Records and Dr. Luke's Kemosabe Records.[1][2] In November 2012, in an interview, Juicy J announced his third studio album Stay Trippy, would be released in 2013. He has been showing some interest in working with Nas, Dr. Dre and Jay-Z on the album.[8] He later announced guest appearances on the album including Wiz Khalifa, The Weeknd, Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Project Pat, Young Jeezy, Yelawolf and Big Sean. Juicy J also revealed the album would feature production from frequent collaborators Lex Luger, Sonny Digital, Mike Will Made It, Dr. Luke, Crazy Mike, and even Juicy J himself.[9][10][11][12][13][14]

On January 20, 2013, it was announced Juicy J will perform at the 2013 Paid Dues festival on March 30, 2013.[15] On January 25, 2013, he released "Show Out" featuring Big Sean and Young Jeezy, as the second single from Stay Trippy. In June 2013, the album's third single "Bounce It", was released. The album was released on August 23, 2013, when it debuted at number 4 on the Billboard 200, with first-week sales of 64,000 copies in the United States.[16] On September 10, 2013, Juicy J was featured in a song made by Mike Will Made It featuring Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa and Juicy J. [17]

Juicy J was featured in Katy Perry's single "Dark Horse" from her fourth album Prism (2013). The song was released on September 17, 2013. "Dark Horse" was serviced to US radio on December 17 as the album's third single. On January 7, 2014, Juicy J announced he is going to release his fourth studio album during 2014.[18] A day later, he announced it will be titled The Hustle Continues.[19] On January 30, 2013, Juicy J announced his "Never Sober" concert tour, which began on February 20, 2014. He was supported by Travis Scott and Project Pat on select dates.[20] In May 2014, Juicy J stated the album would now be titled Pure THC: The Hustle Continues and be released in September 2014.[21]

On August 7, 2014, he released the song, titled "Low" featuring Nicki Minaj, Lil Bibby and Young Thug.[22] On April 14, 2015, he released the song, titled For Everybody featuring Wiz Khalifa and R. City.[23]

On September 9, 2015, Juicy J released his fifth solo mixtape 100% Juice. It has over 200,000 downloads on DatPiff.[24]


Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Awards Category Recipient Result
2006 Academy Awards Best Original Song "It's Hard out Here for a Pimp"
(with Frayser Boy and DJ Paul as the member of the Three 6 Mafia)
2012 HipHopDX Year-end Awards Comeback of the Year Juicy J Won
2013 BET Hip Hop Awards Best Hip-Hop Video "We Still in This Bitch"
(with B.o.B and T.I.)
2014 World Music Awards World's Best Song "23"
(with Mike Will Made It, Miley Cyrus and Wiz Khalifa)
World's Best Video Nominated
World's Best Song "Dark Horse"
(with Katy Perry)
World's Best Video Nominated
MTV Europe Music Awards Best Song Nominated
Best Video Won
American Music Awards Single of the Year Won
2015 Grammy Awards Best Pop Duo/Group Performance Nominated
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Song of the Year Nominated


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  2. ^ a b "Juicy J Signs With Dr. Luke’s Label Via Columbia Records". 2012-09-12. Retrieved 2013-10-28. 
  3. ^ Jason Birchmeier. "Project Pat | Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-04-05. 
  4. ^ "CAS – Central Authentication Service". Retrieved 2015-10-06. 
  5. ^ Greg Watkins (2009-03-10). "Daily News - : Juicy J, DJ Paul Prep New Solo Albums, Tour". Retrieved 2013-10-28. 
  6. ^ "Juicy J Talks About Lord Infamous, Taylor Gang and Dr. Luke, and Upcoming Projects". Complex. 2014-01-31. Retrieved 2014-02-22. 
  7. ^ "R&B Songs Music Chart". Billboard. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  8. ^ "Juicy J Wants To Work With Jay-Z, Nas & Dr. Dre". HipHop DX. Retrieved 1 December 2012. 
  9. ^ "23. Juicy J, Stay Trippy — The 50 Most Anticipated Albums For the Rest of 2012". Complex. 2012-09-24. Retrieved 2013-10-28. 
  10. ^ "Juicy J Speaks On Stay Trippy Album With DJ Scream". Hip-Hop Wired. 2012-08-29. Retrieved 2013-10-28. 
  11. ^ "Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa And Dr. Luke Cooking Up Some 'Good Gumbo' - Music, Celebrity, Artist News". 2012-09-27. Retrieved 2013-10-28. 
  12. ^ "Exclusive: Juicy J On Recording "Bands", Longevity In Hip Hop, And "Stay Trippy" Release Date". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved 2013-10-28. 
  13. ^ "Juicy J reveals 'Stay Trippy' Album Features - Music, Celebrity, and Artist News". LoudMusic247. 2012-10-08. Retrieved 2013-10-28. 
  14. ^ "22. Juicy J, Stay Trippy — The 50 Most Anticipated Albums of 2013". Complex. 2013-01-02. Retrieved 2013-10-28. 
  15. ^ "2013 Paid Dues Lineup Revealed". Complex. 2013-01-24. Retrieved 2013-10-28. 
  16. ^ Tardio, Andres (2013-09-04). "Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 9/1/2013". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2013-09-04. 
  17. ^ " - -". Retrieved 2015-10-06. 
  18. ^ Tardio, Andres (2014-01-07). "Juicy J Announces New Album In 2014 | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2014-02-22. 
  19. ^ Sawyer, Jonathan. "Juicy J Announces New Album for 2014". Hypetrak. Retrieved 2014-02-22. 
  20. ^ "Juicy J Announces Never Sober Tour Dates with Travi$ Scott and Project Pat | Complex". 2014-01-30. Retrieved 2014-02-22. 
  21. ^ "Freq May 2014". Retrieved 2015-04-05. 
  22. ^ "Low (feat. Nicki Minaj, Lil Bibby & Young Thug) - Single Juicy J". 2014-08-07. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
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  25. ^ Marissa G. Muller (2014-01-26). "Juicy J Going It Alone on Next Album | Music News". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2014-02-22. 

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