Sometimes in life we’re advised to fake it until we make it; but for Juicy J, success is no act. Basking in his undeniable glory as he reminds us that while the grind may have changed, his impeccable work ethic and drive is still the same 20-plus years into his reign, the Academy Award-winning rapper celebrates his journey from zero to hero on his new mixtape O’s to Oscars, which precedes ‘Rubba Band Business 3’ with Lex Luger, his upcoming album THC: The Hustle Continues, and a possible project with A$AP Rocky.
A direct reference to perhaps his biggest career milestone thus far, he and Three 6 Mafia‘s surprise victory for Best Original Song at the 2006 Oscars with “It’s Hard out Here for a Pimp” from Hustle & Flow – only the second hip-hop recording ever to win at the ceremony following Eminem‘s “Lose Yourself” – the 14-track offering includes appearances by Wiz Khalifa, Project Pat, Logic, Ty Dolla $ign, and DC Young Fly, as well as production from Sonny Digital, Metro Boomin, Southside, Lex Luger, Zaytoven, Wondagurl, and more.
As for the whereabouts of the coveted trophy in question, Juicy has hinted on several occasions over the years that he stashes it in a safe – which itself is being kept protected in a “safe place.” Suffice it to say, we can assume the same in regards to the Memphis icon’s unwavering legacy.
Will this earn Juicy another standing ovation? We’ll let you be the judge by listening here.