Bun B Reveals UGK & Three 6 Mafia Almost Formed a Supergroup Called 'The Underground Mafia'
“[Three 6 Mafia’s] ‘Sippin’ on [Some] Sizzurp’ was actually the first song from a group that UGK and Three Six Mafia was doing together,” Bun tells hosts N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN. “We were going to be The Underground Mafia.”
Despite the record never landing on a joint album, the buzzing single found a home on Three 6 Mafia's 2000 effort When the Smoke Clears: Sixty 6, Sixty 1. Then, Bun goes on to explain how UGK's 2001 record "Like a Pimp," was the potential supergroup's second recording together.
“I don’t know if too many people know that,” says Bun. “A couple of people might know that. ‘Like a Pimp’ [was another]. ‘Sippin’ on Some Sizzurp’ was the record for their album and the song ‘Like a Pimp’ was the song for our album. We did ’em Super Bowl weekend in Atlanta.”
According to Bun, his dreams of forming a supergroup collapsed once Pimp C was incarcerated in 2002. “We never got that far into it because Pimp got locked up,” Bun said. “So, we never even got to finish the project. And then coming back home … Most people don’t know that the original version of ‘[Int’l] Player’s Anthem’ was us and Three 6 Mafia. So that’s like the return actually of us getting back to Underground Mafia music, but that version wouldn’t clear.”
Watch a clip of the interview below.