33. Lord of Terror, Lord Infamous
If you like your rap dirty, grungy, and lo-fi, dripping with blood, cum, and piss, Three 6 Mafia is for you! The early 90’s saw an outbreak of homegrown tapes from DJ Paul, Juicy J and Lord Infamous full of hiss, stomp and evil, the most notable of which include Vol 1. Da Beginning and Come With Me To Hell Vol. 2 (in 1999 Relativity would release Underground Vol. 1, compiling a number of songs recorded between 1991 and 1994).
1994 was a crucial year for Three 6 Mafia; solo tapes from Koopsta Knicca, Gangsta Blac, Carmike, Lil’ Fly, Lil’ Gin, Project Pat, DJ Paul & Juicy J all made the local rounds. Collecting every project in it’s proper form would be like reading Proust’s In Search Of Lost Time in one sitting: it’s nearly impossible.
Lord Infamous’ solo tape, better known as Lord of Terror, stands out, perhaps because he did that weird half-singing thing sometimes, but also because he’d let his flow break into a sprint instead of being locked in step with Paul’s production. He throws in an instrumental for good measure, but stand outs like “Lick My Nuts” and “Where Is The Bud” ensure that this is a weeded adventure into a delightfully twisted mind.