Three 6 Mafia

Choices 2: The Setup

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After pulling off an ambitious project in 2001, pairing the album Choices with a full-length film starring the Memphis crew, Three 6 Mafia return four years later with a sequel of sorts, Choices 2: The Setup. The characters change, but the threads that ties the two discs together are the choices: between good and evil, violence and the straight life, and a million others faced by young men on urban streets nationwide. Choices 2 contains both a DVD featuring a movie about a heist gone wrong, and the soundtrack by the members of Three 6 Mafia and guests.

The soundtrack matches the stark film, a continuation of the sort of uncompromising underworld spectacle DJ Paul and Juicy J (among others) have cultivated over a slew of records. Three 6 Mafia explosively describe life on the streets with tracks like the potent "Yeah I Rob" and the booming "It's Whateva wit Us." As if there were any question as to whether they were still hardcore, they lay it out clearly with opening single, "Who I Is." Three 6 Mafia paint an uncompromising picture on Choices 22, a vibrant portrayal of thug life, echoing the rough-hewn film it accompanies.

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