They haven’t released any new music for some time now, but that doesn’t mean Three 6 Mafia has faded into irrelevancy. Far from it. Yesterday, 21 Savage dropped his freestyle of the ‘horror rap’ group’s 2000 hit, “Who Run It.” And he isn’t the first rapper to do so in recent months.
The original track, which was released when 21 was only seven years old, has been enjoying a new lease of life. A$AP Rocky, Lil Yachty, G Herbo and Trippie Redd are among the many rappers who’ve jumped on a freestyle over it, creating something of a hip hop meme. Even Juicy J, a founding member of the Mafia, got in on the game.
While the Slaughter Gang rapper’s version doesn’t quite match the ferocity of the original, it’s still a dark, twisted, menacing cut that’s well worth the listen: