2011's 10 Best Rappers Who Also Produce
Long before Taylor Gang, Juicy J with DJ Paul were responsible for the horrorcore sound of the Memphis underground. As Three 6 Mafia grew in notoriety, so did Juicy’s part in cooking up star-studded posse anthems. Hardcore street rhymes about drugs references, profanity, sex and talking riches is expected when beats have such a natural propensity to it. Juicy is one veteran still going strong, currently sharing the spotlight with the likes of Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa and French Montana. His newest mixtape Blue Dream & Lean is the only time you’ll see an old soul crooner, a Wiz hook and Tyler’s “swag!” adlib all sampled on the same track. Yup, Juicy still got those over-the-top Southern raps for days.