Vibe - p.1504 discs out of 5
- "Juicy J and DJ Paul deftly retool the formula by sliding soul samples and unexpected instruments into UNKNOWN's mix."
Three 6 Mafia: Crunchy Black, DJ Paul , Juicy J (rap vocals).
Personnel: Juicy J, Kurt Clayton, Carlos "6 July" Broady (programming).
Additional personnel: 8Ball, Kanye West , MJG, Paul Wall , Remy Ma, Young Buck, Bow Wow .
Audio Mixer: Juicy J.
Recording information: Hypnotize Minds Studios, Memphis, TN.
MOST KNOWN UNKNOWN, Three 6 Mafia's second 2005 release, perfectly sums up the Memphis rap outfit's position in the hip-hop universe. The collective flies remarkably under the radar for a band who bounced hard & grimy rhymes off each other long before the South became nationally known as dirty, but their influence spans far and wide in Southern rap thanks to their release of consistently arresting records. MOST KNOWN UNKNOWN finds the rhymes racing at a hypnotically frenzied pace from Young Buck-toting "Stay Fly" to the sinister, crawling "Half On A Sack."