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Juicy J on Lil Pump and XXXTentacion Updating His Sound: “They Keep The Music Alive” - DJBooth

Juicy J on Lil Pump and XXXTentacion Updating His Sound: “They Keep The Music Alive”

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The list of respected veteran MCs and producers to chastise the current generation of hip-hop artists has grown longer than the tracklist on Chris Brown's last album, but not every past their prime legend has hatred in his or her heart (and ears).

For instance, when Three 6 Mafia alum Juicy J, the author of the best strip club music ever made, was asked by Rolling Stone in a recent interview if he's familiar with the work of XXXTentacion and Lil Pump, he not only praised the pairing but credited them with keeping his work alive.

"I like both of those guys' music. I got actually a song with XXXTentacion. I did a song with him I put on my mixtape. Yeah, man. I love it, man," Juicy told RS writer Christopher R. Weingarten. "They keep the music alive. They keep people interested in the music. You know?"

While the music industry, or more specifically, hip-hop, doesn't need the XXXs or Lil Pumps to record and release material in order to continue breathing, on a grander scale, Juicy J makes a great point. Over the past year, A$AP Ferg, G-Eazy and Future have all released records that employ an interpolation of Three 6 Mafia's cult classic "Slob on My Knob." As a result, Three 6 Mafia's back catalog has been given new life for a new generation of listeners.

"Who's to say your music is gonna be around for 20 something years?" Juicy added. "I can walk in the club and rap the same stuff I've been rapping for 20 years and the club will go crazy, like it never left. … It's crazy, man."

You know what else is crazy? Remembering that "Slob On My Knob" was released 19 years ago.  

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