Juicy J is the stage name of a popular American rapper and record producer hailing from Tennessee, who is known as one of the founders of remarkable hip hop collective named “Three 6 Mafia”.
He is also a brother of another popular rapper named Project Pat. They have worked together, but are not too associated with each other which is pretty weird.
He was born on April 5, 1975, as Jordan Michael Houston, in North Memphis in the state of Tennessee in the United States.
Many people describe him as a very active child and claim that he did so many things that his parents often didnt know where he was and what he was doing.
As for his childhood, we don’t know a lot about his family but we know that his father was a religious preacher and that he has a brother Patrick Houston, who also became a prominent actor and rapper named Project Pat.
Project Pat is an older brother and they often collaborated together. They pursued their careers together which made it a lot easier for them to enjoy their music and their work. When things got tough, they stuck together and dedicated themselves to creating the best music they could possibly make.
He was obsessed with music and its business from an early age and by the time he was a teenager he had already had great knowledge about the industry of music and marketing. He didnt want to become just another artist, he wanted to be well known all around the world and thats why he decided to spend a lot of his time working his talent.
His big role model was Al Bell, a record producer, and the executive from Memphis who successfully ran Stax Records for a few years. This was an important thing in his life and he often talks about it in his interviews.
While he was a student at North Side High School situated in northern Memphis, he had written several songs. He said that this was a great method to cope with stress and that it helps him a lot during stressful times.
It was in 11th grade that he wrote a great song “Slob on dry Knob”, which became an anthem of his class. This was a really important part of his life because he finally felt accepted for who he was and he was very grateful for music.
In 1991, he decided to get into business with five other rappers: Crunchy Black, Gangsta Boo, Koopsta Knice. Other two members were DJ Paul and Lord Infamous who were very interested in working with Juicy J.
DJ Paul and Juicy J created their own independent record label called Prophet Entertainment. He soon realized that this will be a huge hit so they were working very hard to make it to the public eye.
Three years later, in 1994, they released their record label for Nick “Scarfe” Jackson. Juicy J and DJ Paul created their own record label titled “Hypnotize Minds”. They enjoyed their time together.
In 1995, “Mystic Stylez” was released as their first official album. The album was produced by Juicy J and DJ Paul. It was a pretty good success for the amount of fame they both had. They realized that they were going to have pushed their private careers in order to make their personal collaborations more significant.
In 2002 he was signed to North North Records which released his first solo album “Chronicles of the Juice Man”. The album peaked at No. 4 on US Independent Albums charts.
In 2006 he gained wide popularity with the single “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp”, for which he received an Academy Award, alongside DJ Paul, Crunchy Black, and Frayser Boy.
It was in the category of the Best Original Song at the 78th Academy Awards.
The song was ranked at No.80 of “100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop” on VH1. This was a pretty good achievement for an upcoming artist many people don’t know about.
In 2009, Hypnotize Minds releases his 2nd album named “Hustle Till I Die” with a very successful “30 Inches” single released from it on iTunes. He was very happy that his name was getting out there and he was gaining followers on social media which made it much easier to build a further career.
After this success, Juicy J began trying harder to promote himself and establish his solo career, mostly collaborating with Wiz Khalifa, putting on some of Khalifa’s mixtapes and released his few, “Blue Dream & Lean” being one of them.
In 2011, he joined Taylor Gang Ent. , Wiz Khalifa’s music company which is also an independent label. It was very exciting to work with them.
In May 2012, he was featured on the cover of a hip hop magazine, “Source Magazine”. He was very happy to be noticed by a magazine and said that he even thought modeling may be a good option for him.
The same year he released his new album “Stay Trippy” with the lead single “Bandz a Make Her Dance”. The single was featured by 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne.
The main producer of the song was Mike Will Made It. He loves this song very much and connected to it.
This song reached on the high No.29 on the Billboard chart which is a very good ranking place.
In 2012 he signed a contract with Columbia Records and announced his new album “Stay Trippy” with guest appearances from Wiz Khalifa, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Project Pat and many more.
Columbia Records is the oldest and most famous record label which was created in the 19th century and is a part of Sony Entertainment.
The album was produced by Mike Will Made It, with the help of Lex Luger, Dr. Luke, and Sonny Digital.
In 2013, he was one of the performers on “Paid Dues” festival which takes place in California and started in 2006.
At the beginning of the year, he released a single “Show Out”, which had guest appearances by Young Jeezy and Big Sean. Big Sean was a big figure that year and therefore he was very lucky to have him on his record. It brought him a lot of fans.
The album was finally released in the summer of 2013 and it went as high as No.4 on Billboard 200 album chart.
He also made an appearance on Mike Will Made It song with Miley Cyrus. Miley Cyrus has a whole different type of audience and thats why he gained a lot of new followers as well.
Katty Perry released her 4th album “Prism” in 2013 and he has featured on it’s third single “Dark Horse”.
His new album “The Hustle Continues” was released by the end of 2014.
It was the same year when he started his “Never Sober” tour with guests Travis Scott and Project Pat.
In the Summer of 2014, his song “Low” was released and Nicki Minaj and Young Thug guest appeared in this song. It was a pretty popular song and gained views quickly. He thought it would be a viral hit, but it sadly did not make it that far.
In 2016 he released his new single “No English”, followed by “Ballin” un September the same year. It’s very funny to think that he used to be much more close-minded when it comes to songs like these and now he is very into them.
“Gimme Gimme” was his new song from November 2016 which was featured by Slim Jimmy and produced by Mike Will Made It.
In 2017, Juicy J’s new mixtape “Highly Intoxicated” was released and was produced by Suicide boys, a hip hop duo from New Orleans.
By the end of 2017, he released his new album named “Rubba Band Business”. It went pretty well.
In 2012 he has won a Hip Hop OX Award for the comeback of the year.
In 2014 he also won awards for the Best Video and single of the Year for “Dark Horse” with Katy Perry, on MTV Europe Music Awards and American Music Awards. This was a huge single, but many parodies of it were made and it soon became a meme.
He was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance in 2015.
In 2014, Juicy J acted in a beer commercial for Colt 45. He said that he really enjoys making commercials and stuff like that and that he would probably also enjoy working in the movie industry, but he has not yet tried.
He made his film debut very early, in 2005, in “Hustle & Flow” crime drama started by Terence Howard and Ludacris. This was a really cool thing since he was looking forward to it.
His first TV appearance was in the “Cribs”, which was a very popular MTV reality TV show.
He likes to help the community and students. He gave $50 k to Zaire Holmes, a single mother and a student from Florida to help her finish her medical studies.
He was caught in a controversy with Katy Perry and their joint single “Dark Horse”. They were sued under claims that it’s a plagiarism of a Christian song and that they have ruined the song and degrading it by using Pagan symbols in the music video following hit single.
This music video had to be edited after a successful petition that collected 65,000 signatures connected with the offense to Muslims.
The Muslims claimed that it was “blasphemous” to their religion because there is a scene in the video when a man with an “Allah” pendant gets struck by lightning. After that, he disintegrates into the sand and the Muslims were offended with it.
This video was seen by millions and is one of the most “weird” Perry’s videos where she is seen dressed as an Ancient Egyptian princess.
There are also strange cat-human hybrids creatures pole-dancing in the same video.
It is known that he didn’t grow up in a peaceful environment and that he used to sell drugs with his brother Patrick (Project Pat) to keep their roof over their heads.
His second nickname is the Juiceman, and he currently lives in Los Angeles in California, United States.
As for his love life, he is in a long relationship with a girl named Regina Perera which started in spring 2013. She posted their first photos on social media around that time and even changed her relationship status into engaged.
Regina Perera is of Sri Lankan descent. Many people caused controversy over this, but it ended up being okay after Juicy J called them out for being racist and mean.
In July 2016, the two of them got married in Las Vegas and the decision was made without planning – they just concluded it was time for the next step and went to Las Vegas to do it.
In 2017, at Jimmy Kimmel Live! Show Juicy J stated that Regina was pregnant and that he would soon be the father of a beautiful baby girl.
Kamai Houston was born in February 2018 and she is very precious to her parents. She already has her own Instagram account lead by her mum which posts her beautiful photos.
He stated that he is very religious and that he is brought up like it by his parents. Every time he receives some awards the first thanks God for it.
Juicy J has more than 3 million followers on his Instagram channel and the number is still rising.
He has a huge net worth of over $25 million and a part of it is invested in other ventures.
He lives in a very luxury home worth $6 million, situated in Beverly Hills and a lot of stars including football and NBA players live in the same neighborhood.
He has several cars but likes his Rolls Royce Phantom best. It is worth $145 k.
Full name: Jordan Michael Houston
Date of birth: April 5, 1975
Birthplace: North Memphis, Tennessee in the United States
Profession: rapper, record producer, businessman
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 81 kgs
Net Worth: $25 million