Hip-hop group Three 6 Mafia formed in 1991 as the Triple 6 Mafia, and was originally comprised of Paul Beauregard (DJ Paul), Jordan Houston (Juicy J) and Ricky Dunigan (Lord Infamous). The group released their debut album, Mystic Stylez, in 1995, and have released several albums since. Two of them, 2000's When the Smoke Clears and 2005's Most Known Unknown, hit platinum. The group continues to enjoy cult status despite several line-up changes; only DJ Paul and Juicy J are with the group now.
In 2006, Three 6 Mafia earned critical acclaim for their song, "It's Hard Out Here For A Pimp", which was featured in the film Hustle & Flow. It later earned them an Oscar for Best Original Song. It led them to collaborate with artists such as Justin Timbalake and Timbaland. It also led to cameos in Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and Numb3rs. They are currently competitors on the VH1 series Famous Food.