Boomkat Product Review:
Twentieth anniversary edition of the sixth studio album by Memphis rap royalty Three 6 Mafia
Typically helmed by core producers Juicy J and DJ Paul, ‘Da Unbreakables’ (2003) was the first Three 6 Mafia album released following departure of Gangsta Boo and Koopsta Knicca, who left to pursue solo careers. By this point their signature Memphis sound of cold, nagging 808s, synths, icy keys and gully bars about sex and weed had come to define roadwise US rap, as opposed to the more commercial and club-styled productions of fellow Southern figureheads Timbaland and The Neptunes, and paved the way for likes of Dipset.
Check for highlights in the dank weed hymn ‘Bin Laden’, rugged club move in ’Shake Dat Jelly’ and ‘Mosh Pit’, and pure Memphis filth on ‘Put Cha D. in her Mouth’, and orchestral pomp of ‘Dangerous Posse’.