Academy Award winner. Reality TV champion. Platinum Plaque earner. With a resume like this, it would appear that there is very little DJ Paul a.k.a. Paul Beauregard a.k.a. co-founder of legendary Memphis rap group Three 6 Mafia has left to accomplish in his illustrious career. As he plans new tour dates with Da Mafia 6ix for 2015, Paul is also embarking upon an international DJ tour, sharing his unique EDM remixes around the world.
From his early Three 6 Mafia days as a Southern rap pioneer, Paul’s skills as a DJ, producer, and rapper helped propel the raucous ensemble to multiple RIAA platinum and gold plaques by way of smash hits such as “Tear The Club Up”, “Late Night Tip”, “Sippin’ On Some Syrup” and “Stay Fly”.
Three 6 Mafia’s legendary status in Memphis led up-and-coming director Craig Brewer to call on Paul and his cohorts for music to be featured in his 2005 motion picture Hustle & Flow, a gripping story of Hip Hop, poverty and chasing dreams, in which DJ Paul also made a memorable cameo.
“Hard Out Here For A Pimp”, Hustle & Flow’s lead single co-written by DJ Paul, won the Oscar for Best Original Song at the 78th Academy Awards, instantly catapulting Three 6 Mafia into a higher echelon of entertainment royalty.
The reality television series Three 6 Mafia’s Adventures In HollyHood debuted on MTV in 2007, chronicling the group’s move to Hollywood, California following their Oscar win. Viewers got a firsthand look at DJ Paul,Three 6 Mafia, in addition to their successful label acts Project Pat and Lil Wyte.
Paul continued his own successful string of music with Three 6 Mafia’s Last 2 Walk album in 2008, a solo project, 2009’s Scale-A-Ton, to complement highly-regarded street mixtapes and label projects along the way.
Making countless TV appearances throughout the better part of the last decade, 2011 saw a major return to reality television for DJ Paul by way of Vh1’s Famous Food. This competition pit seven notable celebrities against each other for a chance at opening and co-owning a Hollywood restaurant with the prestigious Dolce Group.
From the onset, Paul’s passion for food and presentation coupled with a keen business sense cast him as an early favorite to win the entire contest. DJ Paul was ultimately crowned the winner and co-owner of Lemon Basket, sharing the honor with Danielle Staub of Bravo’s Real Housewives of New Jersey.
Using momentum from his Famous Food success, 2011 also saw DJ Paul launch a signature series of BBQ spice rubs and BBQ sauce to reflect the storied Memphis BBQ tradition. With rapidly-growing sales and nationwide distribution on the horizon, it would appear that Paul’s Southern legacy will continue to spread.
In 2012, Paul released his solo album and DVD Person of Interest. Soon after, he announced the development of Da Mafia 6ix, reuniting several original members of Three 6 Mafia to create the 6ix Commandments mixtape project. Paul also produced an exclusive EP with Yelawolf, which was released on Halloween 2013. In early 2014, Da Mafia 6ix set out on a six-week national tour, and Paul is currently making plans for DM6 to tour in the U.S. and Europe throughout the rest of the year.
Of course, music is never far from the forefront of Paul’s burgeoning empire. It’s safe to say that DJ Paul is cooking up nothing short of success. What’s next for the man that can do it all? Only time will tell, but a betting man would guess that whatever it is, Paul’s Memphis roots will not be far behind.
TV / FILM APPEARANCES
2014 Celebrity Wife Swap – ABC series (1 episode – Plaxico Burruss / DJ Paul)
2013 Cookin’ Ain’t Easy – VH1 series
2011 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno w/ Emma Stone/Adam Carolla/Rickey Minor & Friends
2011 Famous Food – VH1 series (contestant for 10 episodes, winner)
2010 Los Twiins – Mun2 series (episode #4)
2010 The Mo’Nique Show
2010 Mixture of Arts with Saytue Saye
2009 Paris Hilton’s My New BFF (1 episode, Learn From Your Mistakes)
2008 The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
2008 1 vs. 100 – Xbox game show (Three 6 Mafia Mob #14)
2008 Numb3rs – CBS series (1 episode)
2007 Jackass 2.5
2007 The Andy Milonakis Show (1 episode)
2007 Beauty and the Geek – MTV series (episode #2, judge)
2007 Mind of Mencia – Comedy Central series (season 3, episode #2)
2007 Three 6 Mafia Adventures in Spring Break – MTV special
2007 40 Greatest Reality TV Moments 2 – VH1 special
2007 Adventures in Hollyhood – MTV series (8 episodes)
2007 Wrestling Society X – MTV series (episode #2)
2007 Wild ‘N Out – MTV series (Spring Break edition)
2006 Rob & Big – MTV series (episode #1)
2006 Entourage (1 episode, What About Bob?)
2006 Criss Angel Mindfreak – A&E series (1 episode, Celebrity Séance)
2006 Jackass Number Two
2006 My Shot With – MTVu series
2006 The Simple Life w/ Paris Hilton & Nicole Richie – MTV series
2006 Jamie Kennedy’s Blowin Up – MTV series
2006 Punk’d – MTV series (Episode #7.36)
2006 Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip – NBC series (1 episode)
2006 My Super Sweet 16 – MTV series (Rachel & Kelsey episode)
2006 The 78th Annual Academy Awards – Winner: Best Original Song
2006 Cribs (February 2006)
2006 3 x rien – Canadian sitcom (1 episode, Ils vécurent heureux)
2005 Hustle & Flow
2005 Cleanup Men
2005 Choices II: The Setup
2005 Wildboyz Deep South (episode #307)
2001 Choices:The Movie
2011 Footloose – writer: “My Feet off the Ground”
2010 WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2011 Video Game – writer: “Some Bodies Gonna Get It”
2009 WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2010 Video Game – writer: “Some Bodies Gonna Get It”
2008 WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2009 Video Game – writer: “Some Bodies Gonna Get It (Mark Henry’s Theme)”
2008 Numb3rs – (episode Pay to Play) – writer: “Lolli Lolli (Pop that Body)”
2007 WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2008 Video Game short – writer: “Some Bodies Gonna Get It”
2007 Boxing Bloopers Video short – writer: “It’s a Fight”
2006 Rocky Balboa – writer: “It’s a Fight”
2006 Jackass Number Two – “Gettin’ Fucked Up”
2006 Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip TV Series – Pilot – writer: “Side 2 Side”
2006 WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2007 Video Game – writer: “Some Bodies Gonna Get It”
2005 Hustle & Flow – writer / producer: “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp”, “Pop It for Some Paper”
2001 Baby Boy – writer / producer: “Baby Mama”
TV / FILM PRODUCER
2007 Adventures in Hollyhood – co-executive producer
2005 Clean Up Men – executive producer