Academy Award winners for Hard Out Here For A Pimp (it’s the joke that keeps on giving) and MTV reality show stars of Adventures In Hollyhood, Three 6 Mafia are now much more than just the pseudo-?Satanic Memphis rap monsters they were in the 90s.
How they survived so much adversity is a mystery, but they stick to the same ol’ sociopathic script on Last 2 Walk. It doesn’t take long to discern the Three 6 formula: bombastic, 808-?heavy electro-?synths over cold-?syrup-?slow DJ Screw-?inspired beats and simplistic lyrics mostly consisting of threats, boasts, snaps, slang and hype.
Juicy J holds down the album without Crunchy Black, who’s gone solo, but Project Pat cleans up as expected. Lyfe Jennings’s Hood Star is easily the best creation here, and Good Charlotte’s collaboration is, believe it or not, a respectable little ditty.
But a track like Weed, Blow, Pills shamelessly promotes narcotics and, even worse, goes Mike Jones on us to get its redundant point across, ultimately cementing the main problem with this album: nauseating repetition.