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Title: DE AFARĂ: Three 6 Mafia - Mystic Stylez (1995)
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Mystic Stylez este albumul de debut al trupei Three 6 Mafia și a fost lansat în data de 23 mai 1995, prin Prophet Entertainment , label fon...
Mystic Stylez este albumul de debut al trupei Three 6 Mafia și a fost lansat în data de 23 mai 1995, prin Prophet Entertainment, label fondat de Dj Paul și Juicy J.
Mystic Stylez is the 1995 debut album of the American hip hop group, Three 6 Mafia. Produced completely by founding members DJ Paul and Juicy J, the album has been described as a defining example of horrorcore-style rap. It was published through Prophet Entertainment, an independent record label previously controlled by Three 6 Mafia.
The overall soundscape is considerably more foreboding than succeeding releases. Contentious and dark topics are frequently discussed, such as violent revenge in "Live by Yo Rep (B.O.N.E. Dis)" and occultism in "Mystic Stylez" and "Fuckin' Wit Dis Click". These subjects are underscored by equally menacing beats, all of which were created by DJ Paul and Juicy J as they still are today. Many tracks contain samples from previously released songs, and even the likes of Marvin Gaye and Michael Jackson.
In 2001 the album was released by DJ Paul, Juicy J & Hypnotize Mindz, under the title "More Mystic Stylez: The First Album" this version features a new spoken intro from DJ Paul, as well as 2 new songs "War With Us" & "We Got Da Dope.
When Three 6 Mafia released Mystic Stylez, the album that's widely seen as their full-length debut, it didn't make too many waves. After all, it was released independently in 1995, a time when indie rap labels struggled to break out of their local markets, and furthermore, the group was from Memphis of all places and their style was far from the mainstream -- very far. Yet years later, Mystic Stylez stands out as a definitive effort, defining not only what the collective would base its future empire upon but also the horrorcore style of hardcore rap that thrived among the underground scenes outside of New York during the era (e.g., Esham in Detroit, Brotha Lynch Hung in Sacramento, etc.). It's one of those albums that came and went during its initial release yet became a cult classic years later. Mystic Stylez became so for several reasons, among them the album's overall eerie tone, producers Juicy J and DJ Paul's Dirty South-defining lo-fi beats, and the group's downright confrontational rhetoric. Throughout the album, Three 6 Mafia embraces one taboo after another, often many at once, mainly violence ("Tear da Club Up"), drugs ("Now I'm Hi, Pt. 3"), sex ("Porno Movie"), and occultism ("Mystic Stylez"). All of this would be sheer exploitation for the sake of exploitation if not for the craft, especially in terms of production. And if you want evidence that there's more to Mystic Stylez than shock value, listen to "Da Summa," a calm moment of respite amid the thundering chaos that very well could be seen as the Memphis underground version of "It Was a Good Day" or the countless other laid-back summertime anthems of the mid-'90s. For the most part though, Three 6 Mafia is hell-bent here, literally, and that in itself was novelty enough for its time. Years later, in the wake of the successive Dirty South explosion, you can trace back the influence of Mystic Stylez, as a myriad heedless Southerners began throwing 'bows, blazing hydro, and embracing taboos left and right. In fact, even latter-day Three 6 Mafia became a replica of itself, as they continually strived to retain the underground essence of their own beginning. [Several reissues over the years have jumbled the original track listing a bit (adding EP tracks like "Live by Yo Rep," for instance) and altered the cover art, so it's worth shopping around. In particular, the 2001 Hypnotize Minds reissue features remastered sound and is recommended.]

Track listing

Mystic Stylez
No. Title Length
1. "Da Beginning"  1:14
2. "Break Da Law '95"  4:21
3. "Da Summa"  4:43
4. "Live By Yo Rep (B.O.N.E. Dis)" (featuring Kingpin Skinny Pimp & Playa Fly) 5:13
5. "In Da Game"  4:04
6. "Now I'm Hi, Part 3" (featuring Playa Fly) 5:10
7. "Long Nite"  4:35
8. "Sweet Robbery, Part 2"  4:46
9. "Back Against Da Wall" (featuring Kingpin Skinny Pimp) 4:51
10. "Fuckin' Wit Dis Click"  6:18
11. "All Or Nothin'"  4:54
12. "Gotta Touch 'Em, Part 2"  4:54
13. "Tear Da Club Up (Da Real)"  4:35
14. "Big Bizness (Screwed)"  2:18
15. "Mystic Stylez" (featuring Playa Fly, La Chat & M.C. Mack) 6:21
16. "Porno Movie"  5:24

Track listing

More Mystic Stylez: The First Album (2001 Reissue) [3]
No. Title Length
1. "Classic Intro"  0:19
2. "War With Us"  4:25
3. "We Got Da Dope"  2:40
4. "Fuckin With Dis Click"  6:16
5. "Now I'm Hi"  5:08
6. "Break Da Law"  4:22
7. "Sweet Robbery"  4:43
8. "In Da Game"  4:04
9. "Big Bizness"  2:17
10. "Da Summer"  4:43
11. "Gotta Touch Em"  4:54
12. "Porno Movie"  5:27
13. "Tear Da Club Up"  4:36
14. "All Or Nuthin'"  4:55
15. "Long Nite"  4:35
16. "Mystic Stylez"  6:21

Chart positions


Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums
1995 Mystic Stylez - #59


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