Slangin' Rocks Three Ways

Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.

Above is the first Slangin’ Rocks that I heard, with Project Pat and Gangsta Boo on the track. But it borked my mind for a minute when I clicked on a new link to the song and thought I had heard it before, only to hear everything different. That’s Playa Fly’s version here:

To put a bit of connection together, Project Pat is the older brother of Juicy J of Three 6 Mafia, of which Playa Fly used to be a member. Playa Fly worked with DJ Paul of Triple 6 before splitting off to go solo. Hence the repeated track. What I didn’t realize until this morning is the old version that I heard wasn’t the oldest version, that being a part one recorded when Playa Fly was Lil Fly:

I hadn’t heard until a few minutes ago. There is a charm of finding unexpected rabbit holes, even at eight in the morning through 1990s Memphis rap.

Raphael Orlove is features editor for Jalopnik.

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Wow, never expected to see this on Jalopnik! Spent so many years of my life blasting three 6, playa fly, all the other affiliates. Was actually just listening to Tommy Wright III. who wasn’t related, but is a memphis legend. You should definitely look him up.