Three 6 Mafia’s ‘Adventures in Hollyhood’ Premieres April 5th on MTV

THREE 6 MAFIA TAKES TINSELTOWN BY STORM IN THE
NEW MTV SERIES “ADVENTURES IN HOLLYHOOD”
PREMIERING THURSDAY, APRIL 5TH AT 10PM ET/PT

Leaving Their Memphis Home Behind, Academy Award Winning Rap Group Three 6 Mafia Face Their Biggest Adventure Yet – HOLLYWOOD, CA

Plus, Experience Original ‘Adventures’ Content On-Air, Online & On The Go With Exclusive Features On MTV.com, MTV Mobile & More

Santa Monica, CA (March 27, 2007) — As the first hip-hop group ever to win an Oscar for Best Song, a music career defined by multi-platinum success, and recognized by millions of loyal fans across the globe, some may say hip-hop super group Three 6 Mafia has accomplished it all. However, it is only the beginning for this hip hop powerhouse as MTV follows them on their biggest adventure yet — Hollywood, CA. Leaving the comforts of their Memphis home behind, Juicy J, DJ Paul, and their entourage of friends hit the road to conquer Tinseltown and try to become major Hollywood players in the new comedic-reality series, “Adventures In HollyHood” premiering April 5th at 10pm ET/PT.

The series begins as Three 6 Mafia and their entourage packs their bags in their hometown of Memphis, Tennessee, and head west to Hollywood, California. Along with maintaining their success as multi-platinum hip-hop artists, finishing their anticipated follow-up album, and keeping true to themselves and their southern ways, the group tries to make the most of their fame by pursuing everything that Hollywood has to offer. The guys have set out however, to make sure the fame and fortune don’t go to their heads as they put the “hood” into Hollywood… Three 6-style. Audiences will be introduced to the following cast of characters never before seen on television: Juicy J and DJ Paul, the Oscar-winning members of Three 6 Mafia; Big Treice, their personal assistant; Computer, their internet consultant; and finally Project Pat, Three 6 Mafia’s rap protégé and underground hip-hop superstar.

In addition, fans will be able to experience a completely un-televised side of Three 6 Mafia and their adventures as they visit hollyhood.mtv.com, along with MTV Mobile services, MTV VOD and more. On these platforms MTV will showcase completely original content including the comedic Cooking With Three 6 Mafia, as they showoff their hilarious down-home culinary skills. Fans will also be able to watch as the guys face new ‘firsts’ in Hollywood, as well as showcase the new music from their forthcoming album, “Last 2 Walk,” due in Spring 2007. At hollyhood.mtv.com, visitors will also be able to watch the premiere and finale episodes of “Adventures In Hollyhood,” as well as read cast bios, see photos, preview Three 6 Mafia’s new album, and much more.

Three 6 Mafia’s beginnings date back to the early ’90s, as their underground mix tapes quickly made a name for themselves on the streets and in the clubs of Memphis, TN. The group made their proper debut in 1995 with the album entitled “Mystic Stylez.” In the years since, the group has left a trail of gold and platinum records, exploding out of the local Memphis scene, and carrying their inventive southern, hip-hop sound to the masses around the world. Together DJ Paul and Juicy J have remained at the core of the group, not only as acclaimed rappers themselves, but also as renowned music producers, lending their skills to some of rap’s elite including Mike Jones, Ludacris and the Ying Yang Twins. However, it was Sunday, March 5, 2006 when the rap ensemble truly secured its place in hip-hop history when, in a surprise upset, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences awarded “It’s Hard Out Here For A Pimp,” from acclaimed MTV Film “Hustle & Flow,” the Oscar for Best Achievement In Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song). Propelled to a new level of success, now Three 6 Mafia takes on Hollywood with their own MTV series, “Adventures In HollyHood,” and gears up for the anticipated release of their next album “Last 2 Walk,” in Spring 2007 on Hypnotize Minds/Columbia Records.

For more information about MTV’s “Adventures In HollyHood,” visit hollyhood.mtv.com.

Rod Aissa, Kevin Lee and Melanie Graham are executive producers. Ashton Kutcher, Jason Goldberg and Karey Burke are executive producers for Katalyst Films. Aaron Rosenberg and Three 6 Mafia are co-executive producers. “Adventures in HollyHood” is developed by Rod Aissa, Aaron Rosenberg, and Three 6 Mafia. Lois Curren is EVP, MTV Series Entertainment & Programming.

Adventures in Hollyhood: Preview Special: http://www.mtv.com/overdrive/?id=1555316

Adventures in Hollyhood Trailer: http://www.mtv.com/overdrive/?id=1554698

Find out more about Three 6 Mafia’s “Adventures in Hollyhood” here: http://hollyhood.mtv.com

In case you haven’t seen it already, check out the video for their new hit single “Doe Boy Fresh” featuring Chamillionaire

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MARQUES HOUSTON’S “VETERAN” – #1 R&B ALBUM IN THE COUNTRY

MARQUES HOUSTON’S VETERAN DEBUTS AT NUMBER ONE

ON BILLBOARD TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS CHART

AND NUMBER FIVE ON THE BILLBOARD 200

VETERAN
FEATURES YOUNG JOC, SHAWNA, MYA, AND MORE

HOLLYWOOD, CA — Veteran, the third solo album from R&B crooner Marques Houston, debuted at number one on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and number five on The Billboard 200, after its March 20 release on T.U.G./Universal Motown Records. This marks Houston‘s first number one solo album and his highest Billboard Top 200 debut to date. “I feel so blessed after all these years in the music game to have the number one R&B album in the country,” Houston says. “I put a lot of myself into this project so it means a lot to me.”

Gone are Houston’s days of pop-laced tracks and catering to the teen crowd. He has moved on to the next phase of not only his music, but life. “People feel because I’ve been in the spotlight since I was little, they know me, but they don’t. I’ve been through so many trials and tribulations in my life and career, from losing my mother to lymphoma cancer to learning how to stay true to myself in this crazy business. I’m ready to share who I am.” So forget what you think you know about the LA native‘s music career– child artist (at the age of 11, he led the kid group Immature), and novice solo performer (in 2003, he broke out on his own from IMX, the older version of Immature, to embark on a solo career). It’s time to meet Marques Houston, the man.

Contributors to Houston’s new album include Bryan Michael Cox, Tank, Rufus Blaq, The Underdogs (Joe, Mario, Fantasia), and Adonis. Other guests on Veteran include Shawna, the first lady of DTP (Ludacris’ Disturbing the Peace), and friend/colleague Mya on “Hold N Back.” The album offers a few up-tempo tracks, such as “Like This” featuring Young Joc, which Houston says came about from his love of snap music. The Prince-esque track “Kimberly,” revisits Houston’s “freaky” side, which was uncovered on his previous album Naked.

The majority of the songs on Veteran express Houston’s maturity through far more tender subject matters and hip adult melodies. The current single “Circle”, illustrates the lesson that sometimes, loving someone means letting them go. Additional relationship insight is articulated on tracks like “Wonderful,” which conveys general appreciation for a female companion. “That’s somewhat of where I am right now in my relationship,” he confesses, “my girl is wonderful.” The track reunites Houston with hit songwriter Ne-Yo, who penned “That Girl” for him back in 2003.

Houston has developed a knack for juggling multiple projects. Veteran was released on his own T.U.G./Universal Motown Record label, which includes a roster of artists including Omarion, Mila J and more. He has also continued his acting career—he starred on his own television series Cuts for two seasons and co-starred with Omarion in the hit dance film You Got Served. And next year, he and Omarion will star in the horror flick Somebody Help Me produced by their company Rock Stars Entertainment.

In the most fickle industry there is, Houston has remained. He attributes his continued success to a great team and deep belief in God. “I’ve seen a lot of artists come and go, a lot of one-hit wonders, and I just thank God that I’m not one of them. Also, God has blessed me with great people in my corner, like Chris Stokes (manager and business partner) and the T.U.G. family.” And with a winning formula like that, it’s no wonder he’s become a Veteran.