HHW Exclusive: Three 6 Mafia Cooking Up Reality Show
Since winning the Academy Award in 2006 for “It’s Hard Out Here For A Pimp” off of the Hustle & Flow soundtrack and becoming the first Black music group to win best song, Memphis’ own Three 6 Mafia has continued to find a way to keep their name in the mainstream.
With Laws of Power on the horizon for 2010, Three 6 is bringing another reality show to TV with a show called Cooking Ain’t Easy which is set to premier on VH1 next year.
This will serve as the group’s second show. Back in 2007, the Mafia had the television series Adventures in Hollyhood as the group was beginning to embrace their newfound stardom and trying to find a way to make their next big hit.
From the major shift in creativity for their last project Last 2 Walk, the group has clearly found the formula to appeal to the masses after being in the game since 1991.
The group has maintained its presence on the television, being featured on shows such as Beauty and the Geek, Numb3rs, The Girls Next Door and countless others.
During an exclusive interview with HipHopWired, DJ Paul and Juicy J provided more detail for the upcoming cooking show.
“We got a cooking show coming up, it’s a television show. It’s a reality show called Cooking Ain’t Easy, we got one dude from Adventures in Hollyhood; Big Triece, me and Paul. We cooking different kinds of food. We get challenged by big chefs to cook different kinds of food; Indian food, Mexican food, Jewish food, Japanese food, Chinese, whatever.”
“We cook the food and we let the fans that sit in the crowd walk up and taste the food and let them decide if they like it or not. If they like it, they like it, if they hate they gonna say it’s garbage. It’s a funny show, you’ll laugh but you’ll learn something as you watch the show.”
Ensuring that all the yellow tape is cleared up, Juicy J assures that the show is getting the green light from the station, but there are still things to sort out before it airs.
“We doing the negotiations with VH1 so it looks like everything is falling into place, probably sometime next year. I really don’t have a date, but sometime next year.”
Who would have thought that the group that said “Slob on My Knob” would stand to be so prominent in the mainstream’s eye? Fooled the Shyte outta me.