In 2018, Three 6 Mafia has found a way to play an integral role in hip-hop despite not releasing any new material themselves. Not only has their infectious 1999 track “Slob on My Knob” been sampled for G-Eazy's “No Limit” and A$AP Ferg's “Plain Jane,” but their '90s hit “Who Run It” has been unearthed and is now being pummeled by new school MCs for recreational purposes. On Monday (April 9), 21 Savage became the latest rapper to give the track a run.
The new freestyle finds the Atlanta upstart dashing through the DJ Paul-produced instrumental with vigor. “2-2-3, Diamond back, with it drawn n—a/ Choppa like to crush a lot, Big Pun n—a/ I've been taking money ever since I was young n—a/ Sneak dissin' n—as cuttin' out your tongue n—a,” he buoyantly raps.
Prior to 21, several MCs pounced on the classic Three 6 track, including A$AP Rocky, G Herbo, Lil Yachty, Trippie Redd, Dave East, and more.
Take a listen to 21's take on “Who Run It” below.