Juicy J is one of the most renowned artists of the hip-hop industry in America. His real name is Jordan Michael Houston but is popularly known as Juicy J. He is a successful rapper, lyricist and music producer. He is associated with the Three 6 Mafia and has put out his solo music too under Kemosabe Records and Columbia Records. He has been getting a lot of attention from his collaboration with other hip hop artists. The talented rapper was born on April 5, 1975.
Juicy J was born and raised in North Memphis Tennessee to devout parents. His father is an active preacher. He lived in Memphis throughout his early years and shared his parents with a big brother, Patrick, who goes by the stage name Project Pat. Juicy J is really close to his family and takes time off his busy rapper life to go visit them in Memphis. He is also close to his brother and frequently collaborates with him. The siblings prefer to call one another by their respective stage titles and frequently hang out together in leisure time. Growing up, he had adequate family support in pursuing his career as a rapper. The rapper may seem loud and outspoken but is rather reserved and cool. He has kept quiet about his romantic life all through his career and only recently he revealed that he is dating a woman named Regina Perera. They have been seeing each other for a short time and are seen in cute pictures on social medias like Instagram and Twitter.
Juicy J is a member of Three 6 Mafia which is composed of other members DJ Paul, Lord Infamous, Frayser Boy, Crunchy Black, Koopsta Knicca and Gangsta Boo. He cofounded the group in 1991 and since then has actively released music as a group. Juicy J founded Prophet Entertainment with the help of DJ Paul which they handed over in 1994 to launch a record label, Hypnotize Minds. On July 2, 2002, Juicy J released a solo album in collaboration with North North Records called Chronicles of the Juice Man alongside which he also worked on three other projects with Three 6 Mafias. Three 6 Mafias were nominated for an Academy Award in 2006 which they were able to win for Best Original Song. They won the award for It’s Hard out Here for a Pimp. His next studio album was called Hustle Till I Die which was released in 2009 by Hypnotize Minds. After this he started collaborating with other established artists in hip hop like Wiz Khalifa. In late 2011, he announced that he had joined Taylor Gang as a co-owner. After the success of his single Bandz a Make Her Dance in 2012 he was signed by Columbia Records as well as later Kemosabe Records. In 2012 he worked with artists like Lil Wayne, The Weeknd, Nicki Minaj, Project Pat, Big Sean and Chris Brown on his third album. Singles like Show Out and Bounce It from his Stay Trippy album peaked at charts and the album sold over 60,000 copies within a week of release. His upcoming album is titled Pure THC: The Hustle Continues.
The rapper was drawn to another career besides music while growing up, basketball. While in school, he was athletic and loved to play basketball. But he chose to sidetrack his NBA aspirations to be a rapper. He aspires to be a successful record producer and is interested in running his own label company. He himself manages his music career although he is busy with work, he always allows some family time and vacation time with his girlfriend in his schedules.
Juicy J is the stage name of Jordan Michael Houston. He is a successful rap artist, lyricist and an aspiring record producer. He started out his career as a part of Three 6 Mafia, a hip hop team that he is still a member of, and consequently won an Academy Award in 2006 for their song, It’s Hard out Here for a Pimp. He also has an equally successful solo career and collaborates with many artists. Today he is one of the most distinguished rappers in the hip hop industry and is counted among the hip hop moguls of American hip hop universe.