Rapper Juicy J performs on stage during day 2 of Center Of Gravity 2018 at Kelowna City Park on July 28, 2018 in Kelowna, Canada.
Source: Andrew Chin/Getty Images

Beats by J: Here Is a Comprehensive Ranking of Juicy J’s Illest Beats

Juicy J has played a key role in creating some of hip-hop's biggest tracks. Here is a ranking of Juicy J's best beats throughout his career in music.


Jan. 26 2024, Published 12:10 p.m. ET

Discover Proudly Amplifies Diverse Voices

As a founding member of Three 6 Mafia, Juicy J has been a driving force in the hip-hop scene for decades.

The legendary group has delivered numerous chart-topping hits and solidified their place as one of the industry's most influential acts. The group – which consisted of DJ Paul, Juicy J, Crunchy Black, Lord Infamous, Koopsta Knicca, and the late Gangsta Boo – has been a staple in hip-hop since the early 1990s.

Article continues below advertisement

They released their first project as a group in 1995 and went on to drop eight more albums throughout their career.

Juicy J, born Jordan Michael Houston III, also amassed an extremely successful solo career. The Memphis native released his independent album, Chronicles of the Juice Man, in 2002 while continuing to produce hits for other artists.

Let’s take a look at some of Juicy J's best songs that have become anthems and classics in their own right.

“Dark Horse” — Katy Perry (featuring Juicy J)

juicy j sub
Source: Getty Images

Juicy J performs at the YouTube Theater on June 28, 2023.

Juicy J’s biggest commercial hit came in 2013 when the rapper joined forces with Katy Perry for ‘Dark Horse.”

The song, featured on the pop star’s fourth studio album, quickly shot to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, where it sat for four weeks. Juicy J’s verses added a unique flavor to the song, contributing to its massive commercial success and earning the lyricist a Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.

Article continues below advertisement

“23” — Mike WiLL Made-It (featuring Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa, and Juicy J)

During Miley Cyrus’ hip-hop era, the former Disney star collaborated with several rap heavy hitters.

Mike WiLL Made-It tapped the pop singer for his song “23,” which also featured Juicy J and Wiz Khalifa. The track quickly became a hit, reaching the 11th spot on the Hot 100.

Article continues below advertisement

“Lolly” — Maejor Ali (featuring Justin Bieber and Juicy J)

"Lolly" stands out as a song that seamlessly blends pop and hip-hop. Released in 2013, this collaboration between Maejor Ali and Juicy J not only marked a milestone in both artists' careers but also became a party favorite. While the song only peaked at No. 19, the music video got a lot of love. It has been viewed nearly 300 million times on YouTube as of this writing.

Article continues below advertisement

“I Don’t Mind” — Usher (featuring Juicy J)

It seems as if every song Juicy J touched in the mid-2010s turned to gold, and his collaboration with Usher was no different. The track quickly soared to the top spot on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs and reached the 11th spot on the Hot 100 chart. According to Chart Master, the song sold more than 1.4 million units and it has been streamed more than 245 million times on YouTube.

Article continues below advertisement

“Bandz A Make Her Dance” — Juicy J (featuring Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz)

lil wayne juicy j
Source: Getty Images

Lil Wayne and Juicy J perform during VERZUZ.

A certified strip club anthem, "Bandz A Make Her Dance" became an instant hit upon its release.

Juicy J's catchy hooks combined with bars by Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz were the perfect formula for success. However, after spending 20 weeks on the charts, the song only peaked at No. 29. Nonetheless, the track is a certified banger.

The author’s content and opinions have not been pre-reviewed, approved or endorsed by Discover.

It’s not just a magazine. It’s a lifestyle!

Sign up for our newsletter for early access to content, special promotions and giveaways.

Dope content. No spam. We promise.

More from Bleu Mag

Opt-out of personalized ads

© Copyright 2024 Bleu Mag. Bleu Mag is a registered trademark. All Rights Reserved. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. Offers may be subject to change without notice.