Juicy J is an American rapper, songwriter, and record producer best known as a founding member of the Southern hip-hop group Da Mafia 6ix. Juicy isn’t a mediocre rapper; this is obvious when one regards the fact that he can brag about gathering a handful of awards and nominations. Between 2013 and 2014, he received 8 nominations for prestigious accolades ranging from the World Music Awards to the American Music Awards, MTV Europe Music Awards, and BET Hip Hop Awards.
He went on to win an American Music and MTV awards just as he did the Academy and HipHopDX Year-end awards respectively in 2006 and 2012.
Juicy J’s Leap To Stardom As A Member of Three 6 Mafia
In 1991, Juicy J joined forces with two DJs, Lord Infamous and Paul, to found the Southern hip-hop group known as “Backyard Posse”. The group later changed their name to Triple 6 Mafia, then Three 6 Mafia, and are now known as Da Mafia 6ix. They began recording under their label, “Prophet Entertainment” and were soon joined by other rappers like Gangsta Boo, Crunchy Black and Koopsta Knicca. Their EPs were marketed locally in Memphis and in the Mid-South.
Three years later, in 1994, the group members founded another label called Hypnotize Minds. In 1995, they released their debut studio album “Mystic Stylez”. In the new millennium, the group began achieving greater commercial success. Their fourth studio album “When The Smoke Clears: Sixty 6, Sixty 1”, released on June 13, 2000, debuted at #6 on the Billboard 200. Six months later, the album sold over 1 million copies and was certified platinum by the RIAA.
The rapper went on to experience more commercial success with Three 6 Mafia. They signed a record deal with Sony Entertainment through which they released their sixth studio album “Da Unbreakables” in 2003. The album debuted at #2 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and #4 on the Billboard 200. It also achieved gold status selling over 500,000 copies.
Three 6 Mafia landed another breakthrough in 2005 with the release of their 8th studio album “Most Known Unknown”. It topped the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and reached #3 on the Billboard 200. Within two weeks of its release, the album sold over 500,000 and before a year, it sold over 1 million to receive the platinum certification. It produced some of the best-known hits of the group like “Stay Fly”, “Poppin’ My Collar” and “Side 2 Side”.
The album is greatly credited for launching them into the mainstream. In the following year, which was 2006, their success surged with an Academy Award win for Best Original Song for “It’s Hard out Here for a Pimp”. They recorded the song for the movie – Hustle & Flow. The group has sold over 6 million album copies and remains active to this day.
However, its membership often fluctuates due to internal disagreements which force some to launch solo careers. The group went separate ways in 2011 but reunited in 2013. They made a surprise comeback show titled “The Return of Three 6 Mafia” in September 2019 during the 10th year anniversary of ONE Musicfest held at the Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta.
What Is Juicy J’s Total Net Worth At The Moment?
The “Bandz A Make Her Dance” hitmaker has an estimated net worth of $25 million. A bulk of the musician’s net worth comes from his solo career.
Juicy, like most members of the group, launched his solo career in the early 2000’s. He achieved moderate success with his debut studio album “Chronicles of the Juice Man”, released in 2002. Between 2009 and 2011, Juicy focused more on his solo career. Thankfully, his third solo effort “Stay Trippy” released in 2013 under Columbia Records, achieved much more success. It spawned hit singles like “Bounce It”, “Show Out” and the platinum-certified “Bandz A Make Her Dance” ft Lil Wayne and 2 Chains.
The album which debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200 also featured top acts like Trey Songz, Big Sean, Justin Timberlake, Young Jeezy, Chris Brown and more. At this time he had joined Wiz Khalifa‘s “Taylor Gang Records” and began collaborating more with Wiz Khalifa.
In the same 2013, the rapper was featured in Katy Perry‘s smash hit “Dark Horse” which was diamond-certified by the RIAA, having sold more than 11 million copies in the United States. Similarly in the year 2018, Juicy J was featured in a hit single by Rae Sremmurd titled “Powerglide”. It peaked at #28 on Billboard 200 and #12 on the US Rap chart, and it recorded over 3 million units sales in the US.
Furthermore, the Memphis native has continued to increase his earnings from his subsequent releases. In 2014, he dropped a single “Low” featuring Lil Bibby, Nicki Minaj and Young Thug. In the next year, he featured Wiz Khalifa and R. City in his single “For Everybody” which charted at #50 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop chart. Then in 2016, Juicy J debuted a single titled “No English” feat. Travis Scott, from his fourth album “Rubba Band Business” that he eventually released on December 8th, 2017.
Prior to the album release, the popularly known music artist featured Cardi B in “Kama Sutra”; a single from his “Highly Intoxicated” and “Shutdafukup” mixtapes, released in 2017 and 2018 respectively. His recent singles include “Let Me See” featuring Kevin Gates and Lil Skies, and “Three-Point Stance” feat. City Girls and Meghan Thee Stallion, both released in the year 2019.
Juicy earned his first Grammy nod for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance in 2014, thanks to his feature on Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse”. For the song, Juicy also won an MTV Europe Music Award for Best Video and an American Music Award for Single of the Year.
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— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) May 1, 2020
Juicy J reportedly commands about $200,000 to produce one song. His success has allowed him to live quite a life of luxury. In 2010, he sold his Sherman Oaks home for over $1.8 million. He owns a 2014 model Rolls Royce Phantom valued at $402,000 and also has a Rolex diamond wristwatch worth about $35,000, among others.
The rapper additionally makes bank from the sale of his own weed strand called Green Suicide. In promotion of the strand, Juicy released a music video of the same name with Wiz Khalifa. The song is also known as the Stoners Anthem.
Captivating Details About His Personal Life
Unlike most rappers who have made it almost impossible for one to keep track of the people they’ve dated, it is a common knowledge that it has always been Regina Perera for Juicy J. While we are yet to find out how Juicy and Regina met, public records show that they had a long-term relationship before they became life partners.
Juicy got hitched to his long-time girlfriend, a registered dental hygienist who also works as a model, in July 2016. The marriage came as a surprise to everyone as no hint about it was heard earlier on. As the story goes, the couple agreed to get married and decided to get on with it immediately without making any wedding plan. Thus, they had a spontaneous ceremony to mark the marriage in Sin City, Las Vegas, where Juicy was scheduled to perform a few days later.
Sometime in August 2017, it emerged that Juicy and his wife were expecting a baby girl. Then on February 3rd, 2018, the lovely couple welcomed a daughter named Kamai Houston. Prior to her birth, the pair opened an Instagram account for their child and when she turned three months on May 3rd, 2018, the couple celebrated their baby girl by posting their family picture on the account.
Although Juicy J’s spouse has recently set her Instagram account to private, she normally post pictures of her product endorsements and has worked as an ambassador for brands such as Rolex, Goyard, FashionNova and Calvin Klein.
Find Out More About His Family And His Music Star Brother
Juicy J was born Jordan Michael Houston on April 5, 1975, Memphis, Tennessee. He grew up alongside his three siblings; an older brother and two sisters. They were raised by a preacher dad and a librarian mom in North Memphis. Even though the details of his parents and sisters are unavailable, it is known that his elder brother is Project Pat, a well-known rap artist. His brother was born Patrick Earl Houston in Memphis, Tennessee, on February 8th, 1973.
He began his music career as a member of a hip-hop group called The Kaze, before kick-starting his solo career. Despite not being an official member of The Three 6 Mafia, he has been a frequent collaborator of the group. Project Pat dropped his first studio album “Ghetty Green’ in 1999 after serving many years in prison for robbery. Then on February 27th, 2001, he released his second album titled “Mista Don’t Play: Everythangs Workin”.
Soon after, he was sentenced to four years imprisonment in 2001 for carrying unlicensed guns in his car. Following his release from prison in the year 2015, Juicy J’s brother has taken his music career to a whole new height with subsequent releases of commercially successful albums. They include “Crooked by da Book: The Fed Story” that peaked at #64 on Billboard 200 and sold about 40,000 copies in its first week of its release, “Walkin’ Bank Roll” which debuted at #45 on Billboard 200 and “Real Recognize Real” which peaked at #3 on Us Top Rap Albums.
The talented rapper has continued making waves in the music scene just like his brother. In April 2020, he organized a live in concert at Fitzgeralds, San Antonio, Texas.