Staff Pick: Juicy J at the Newport

From the May 24, 2012 edition

Juicy J rose to prominence as the ringleader of Memphis hip-hop circus Three 6 Mafia, best known for hits like “Stay Fly” and the Oscar-winning “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp.” He leveraged that success into the MTV reality show “Adventures In Hollyhood,” which followed the group’s exploits in Southern California. Now Juicy returns reborn as a member of Wiz Khalifa’s zonked-out Taylor Gang crew, positioning himself as the weird uncle of the drug rap renaissance on mixtapes like last year’s Lex Luger-powered “Blue Dream and Lean.” His #trippytour blows into the Newport this Saturday.