Monday, June 30, 2008

Three 6 Mafia's Latest: "Keepin' It Real" or Exploitation?

Posted By on Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Straight out the streets of Memphis, Tennessee, the robbery capital of the U.S.," Three 6 Mafia proclaim at the outset of their new album, Last 2 Walk, and not because they're about to say anything insightful or interesting about this predicament. They just want to exploit the problem of Memphis crime to give the reckless sensationalism they sell an undercurrent of authenticity — all the better to serve the (real and would-be) gangstas, thrill-seeking cultural tourists, and genuflecting hipsters who make up much of their fan base ...

Chris Herrington isn't a big fan of Three 6 Mafia's latest. Read his review.

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