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Juicy J, member of the Oscar award-winning group Three 6 Mafia has offered $50,000 to promote his single 'Scholarship'.

In conjunction with the release of his album 'Stay Trippy' this last Tuesday, whats making the rounds on social media and news sites is how this was originally conceived as a twerking contest.

The official rules open the scholarship up to females from "at least the age of majority in the state in which they reside" to 25 who will be enrolled in an American 2-4 year college during the 2014-2015.

Entries are made by submitting videos to WorldStarHipHop. Although no dancing is required, a panel of judges which may include Juicy J will select a grand prize winner from the top 10 videos as selected by the general public.
posted by hal_c_on (16 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
Sometimes, I think I need RapGenius for daily life.
The age of majority is the threshold of adulthood as it is conceptualized (and recognized or declared) in law. It is the chronological moment when minors cease to legally be considered children and assume control over their persons, actions, and decisions, thereby terminating the legal control and legal responsibilities of their parents or guardian over and for them.
Ah, that makes sense now. I thought there was some weird age averaging going on, which sounded way too complex.
posted by filthy light thief at 2:49 PM on August 29, 2013


That's majority as opposed to being a minor, not as opposed to a minority. English is weird.
posted by echo target at 3:07 PM on August 29, 2013


So the key link is buried under the fold as "news sites," if I'm understanding.
posted by cribcage at 3:12 PM on August 29, 2013


If I had only know this, I would have woken up on my 21st birthday and stood triumphantly outside with my arms up-raised and bellowed "I AM MAJORITY!"
posted by filthy light thief at 3:13 PM on August 29, 2013


It's a good thing you didn't; you'd have been three years late.
posted by echo target at 3:20 PM on August 29, 2013 [2 favorites]


Juicy J has come a long way since triple 6 released Mystic Stylez, an album about literal devils. That's right three 6 really does stand for 666. Mystic Stylez is a great album, even better when you realize it was a mix tape back when there were actual tapes.

Mystic Stylez
Da Summa
Now I'm Hi pt. 3
Gotta Touch Em pt. 2
posted by Ad hominem at 5:02 PM on August 29, 2013 [2 favorites]


You say no to philanthropy, but Juicy J can't.
posted by codacorolla at 5:39 PM on August 29, 2013 [7 favorites]


Well, when it occurs that your main claim to fame at the current time is getting Miley Cyrus to twerk for you, maybe more steps are needed.
posted by Samizdata at 7:15 PM on August 29, 2013


Main claim to fame for some. This dude made a groundbreaking mix tape. Really legitimately changed rap music by exposing people to southern rap with synth drums and a staccato flow instead of the New York boom bap. He did that in 95. They won an academy award. Still nobody heard of the guy until Miley Cyrus started twerking on stage with him. She should appropriate more shit so people can learn about more people like Juicy J.
posted by Ad hominem at 7:40 PM on August 29, 2013 [4 favorites]


Ad hominem: "Main claim to fame for some. This dude made a groundbreaking mix tape. Really legitimately changed rap music by exposing people to southern rap with synth drums and a staccato flow instead of the New York boom bap. He did that in 95. They won an academy award. Still nobody heard of the guy until Miley Cyrus started twerking on stage with him. She should appropriate more shit so people can learn about more people like Juicy J."

Not going to lie and say I am some sort of rap aficionado (not since the old school days like Run DMC and such) but that twerk has been the first context I have heard of Juicy J in, thus my remark.
posted by Samizdata at 7:58 PM on August 29, 2013


They won an academy award.

And were the subject of one of Jon Stewart's greatest lines:
"Three 6 Mafia 1, Martin Scorsese 0."
posted by Etrigan at 9:05 PM on August 29, 2013


Not going to lie and say I am some sort of rap aficionado (not since the old school days like Run DMC and such) but that twerk has been the first context I have heard of Juicy J in, thus my remark.

Yeah, we know. But why are you looking up Miley twerk videos on youtube, old soul?
posted by hal_c_on at 9:17 PM on August 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


I think everyone who's seen Kenny Powers has heard Juicy J:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47ybMSzCjpU
posted by mulligan at 9:49 PM on August 29, 2013


Honestly I probably linked that twerk video in one increasingly ridiculous Miley Cyrus threads.

Whatever it takes I guess. I can't really find fault with anyone who never head of them. Maybe people will like them, maybe not, but it's not a bad thing to know some of the history of one of the more interesting things to happen in the past 50 years.

Remember them for if we ever have another "rap hasn't changed in 30 years" thread.
posted by Ad hominem at 10:34 PM on August 29, 2013


Requirements:

• At least the age of majority in the state in which they reside.
• Enrolled in an American 2-4 year college during the 2014-2015.

Pluses:

• Have a ratchet pussy
• Dance like you're on a dick
• Be a lucky bitch
posted by averageamateur at 9:23 AM on August 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


Still nobody heard of the guy until Miley Cyrus started twerking on stage with him.

what
posted by iamck at 7:39 PM on August 30, 2013


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