Jordan Michael Houston (born April 5, 1975), better known by his stage name Juicy J, is an American rapper, record producer and Academy Award-winning songwriter. He is a member of the duo Three 6 Mafia and is currently signed to Taylor Gang Records. He has released two solo studio albums with a third, Stay Trippy coming in early 2013.
1991-2009: Three 6 Mafia
He is best known as co-founder and member of the group Three 6 Mafia. He is also the younger brother of fellow member, Project Pat. His second solo album, Hustle Till I Die, was released June 16, 2009. He won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for "It's Hard out Here for a Pimp".
2010-present: Taylor Gang Records & Stay Trippy
From 2009 through 2011, Juicy J moved away from Three 6 Mafia becoming more of a solo act. During this time he frequently collaborated with Wiz Khalifa appearing on many of his mixtapes and released some of his own including Blue Dream & Lean. In December 2011 Juicy J confirmed rumors that he was the newest member of Wiz Khalifa's "Taylor Gang." He is featured with other members of Taylor Gang on the cover of Source Magazine's May 2012 issue. In 2012 he released his chart topping single, "Bandz A Make Her Dance", which features 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne. It was created in a two bedroom apartment in Washington, DC. The song has peaked at #32 on the Billboard Hot 100. In an interview in November 2012 Juicy announced that his third studio album Stay Trippy will be released in the first quarter of 2013. He indicated an interest in working with Nas, Dr. Dre and Jay-Z on the album.
Juicy J is notable for his crunk style of rapping, highlighted by his "heavy-breathing" and "stomping" background sound effects. Juicy J's production style is characterized by fast-rolling high hats, sharp snares, and deep cinematic bass. He also incorporates samples from classic soul artists such as Willie Hutch, David Ruffin, and Isaac Hayes.