See Juicy J Performing Live at Terminal 5 Tomorrow NightJuly 21st, 2014
Jordan Houston, who writes, raps and produces as Juicy J, is most well known as one of the founding members of the Academy Award–winning hip-hop group Three 6 Mafia. But he’s been increasingly making a name for himself as a solo artist thanks to collaborations with the likes of Katy Perry and Usher and his 2012 strip-club friendly “Bandz a Make Her Dance” with Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz. His third solo album, Stay Trippy (stream it below), arrived last year. AllMusic proclaimed it “a pimp party of the highest order.” But despite being so closely associated with partying—he’s out on the road on his Never Sober tour—and strip clubs, Juicy J (above, doing “Bounce It” live on The Aresenio Hall Show) isn’t just about having a good time: “I’ve got a lot of songs about having fun and partying, but it’s a lot of work. Sometimes, I make 50 songs and pick out the best 10. I’ve been in the studio all day, all night, making the beat, writing the raps. You never know what’s gonna be a hit,” he tells Time Out New York. See him play Terminal 5 tomorrow night. Juicy J’s older brother, Memphis rapper Project Pat, opens the show.