This past Friday (Feb 28th), Three 6 Mafia/Da Mafia 6ix kicked off the Sinners Tour 2014 in Memphis, TN. The concert was everything fans had waited for. The deliver an amazing show and a much needed come back. Memphians DJ Paul, Gangsta Boo, Crunchy Black, and Koopsta Nicca took to the stage of the New Daisy Theatre for the first time in years as a group.
Although, the group is missing Juicy J. who is working on his solo projects and Lord Infamous who passed away last year (story), the semi-reunion went on without a ding. The energy, support and love in the building was amazing. Although, the group went their separate ways years ago; you could not tell they had ever spent one day apart. DJ Paul has traveled all over and even won an Oscar. He was so not Hollywood. Although, he travels all over Memphis is still home. You could feel the love for the fans as the group geared up for the night.
The idea to reunite the original members of Three 6 Mafia started as a tossed-off comment Paul made to Lord Infamous. When Paul tweeted the idea, fan response was immediate and overwhelming. With Paul busy working on projects with Drumma Boy, Yelawolf and country singer Laura Bell Bundy, Lord Infamous set about organizing the reunion under the new name to avoid conflict with Columbia Records.
In November, Da Mafia 6ix released the mixtape 6iX Commandments, which featured guest appearances by Juicy J, Project Pat, Lil Wyte and Yelawolf and was hailed as a return to classic form.
The group kicked off the evening with a meet and greet for fans to catch the group during sound check and take pictures. DJ Paul made sure each fan felt welcomed and was sure to let them know over and over how much he appreciated each one of them.
‘Thank you guys, so much” Paul echoed the tone over and over while interacting with fans. The hugs and handshakes was overjoyed to spend time with the true Memphis legends. This was a family affair.
Fans began to line up one hour to show time. Eager to get their hands on tour merchandise, which displayed the new group name, colorful masks, and RIP tees in memory of Lord Infamous. Everyone was anxious to see the group hit the stage for the long-awaited semi-reunion. Shortly after 11pm the group hit the stage dressed in black gear. From the 1st track that the DJ dropped till the last. It was truly a party. I often found myself saying this is not a concert it was a party.
From special guests such as New Orleans’s Mia X, DJ Zirk, Skinny Pimp, Lil Wyte, and Lil Chat the night was filled with surprises. Fans of all ages and races blended inside the theatre to witness history in the making.
Song after song, brought memory after memory. From ‘I’m Riding Spinners to Late Night Tip’, Da Mafia 6ix delivered. The semi-reunion was truly worth the wait. Be sure to catch the group if the tour stops in your city. You won’t be disappointed!
Xclusive Memphis salutes Da Mafia 6ix for bringing it back to where it all started.
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03.08 Columbus, OH @ Al Rosa Villa
03.09 Syracuse, NY @ Wescott Theater
03.10 Buffalo, NY @ Iris / Maple Ent. Complex
03.12 Kokomo, IN @ Centerstage
03.15 Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
03.16 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater
03.17 Stafford, CT @ Stafford Palace
03.18 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
03.20 Mobile, AL @ Alabama Music Box
03.21 Birmingham, AL @ Iron Horse
03.22 Tupelo, MS @ Good Time Charlie’s
03.23 New Orleans, LA @ The Hangar
03.27 St. Louis, MO @ The Mad Magician
03.29 Fargo, ND @ Gio’s
03.30 St. Cloud, MN @ Bubba’s
03.31 St Paul, MN @ Amsterd am Bar & Hall
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04.02 Colorado Springs, CO @ Sunshine Studios
04.03 Salina, KS @ The Muse Ballroom
04.04 Fort Collins, CO @ Hodi’s Half Note
04.05 Denver, CO @ The Roxy
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04.09 Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto
04.11 Las Vegas, NV @ The Sky Box
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