Three 6 Mafia vs. Bone-Thugs-n-Harmony: Which ‘Verzuz’ Group Has More Number 1 Songs?
Since early 2020, Verzuz has brought together some of the biggest names in the music industry as they compete and celebrate their years of hit songs. In December 2021, Three 6 Mafia and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony will go head to head and hit for hit in a hip-hop battle for the ages.
Three 6 Mafia’s hit songs
Three 6 Mafia burst onto the music scene in the early 1990s. The group consisted of DJ Paul and Juicy J; they were eventually joined by Gangsta Boo, Crunchy Black, Lord Infamous, and Koopsta Knicca. They released their first album, Mystic Stylez, in 1995. Over the following two decades, Three 6 Mafia released albums and songs as a group as well as solo artists.
The group’s highest-charting single on the Billboard Hot 100 was 2005’s “Stay Fly,” a collaboration with Young Buck and 8Ball & MJG. The song was certified two-times platinum and hit number 3 on the Hot Rap Songs chart. Their following single, 2006’s “Poppin’ My Collar” with Project Pat, peaked at number 21 on the Billboard Hot 100 and reached number 6 on the Hot Rap Songs chart. Both songs were singles from their 2005 album Most Known Unknown.
In 2008, the group released “Lolli Lolli (Pop That Body),” another song that became popular with hip-hop fans. The song featured Yung D, Superpower, and frequent Three 6 Mafia collaborator Project Pat. The song was the lead single from the group’s last studio album, Last 2 Walk. It was certified platinum with over one million copies sold and reached number 18 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and number 7 on the Hot Rap Songs chart.
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony have x number-one hits
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony came up as peers of Three 6 Mafia. The group consisted of Bizzy Bone, Wish Bone, Layzie Bone, Krayzie Bone, and Flesh-n-Bone and burst onto the scene in the mid-1990s.
Their smash second album E. 1999 Eternal proved that they were a force to be reckoned with. The single “Tha Crossroads” reached the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart as well as the Hot R&B Songs chart and the Hot Rap Songs chart. It sold over two million copies and put them on the map as one of hip-hop’s biggest new names.
Both E. 1999 Eternal (released in 1995) and their subsequent album, 1997’s The Art of War, hit number one on the Billboard 200 albums chart and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and sold over 4 million copies.
Three 6 Mafia and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony are facing off in a ‘Verzuz’ battle
In one of Verzuz‘s biggest in-person events to date, New York hip-hop groups The LOX and Dipset faced off in a Verzuz battle that fans will never forget. Following the success of the LOX vs. Dipset battle, Verzuz is inviting Three 6 Mafia and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony to the stage.
Three 6 Mafia and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony’s Verzuz battle takes place on December 2, 2021. When Verzuz announced the battle on their Instagram, Three 6 Mafia commented in all caps, “Tear da club up” — a reference to their song of the same name.