Posted in hiphop | music on December 22, 2013

Lord Infamous

"He had a heart attack in his sleep," [DJ] Paul says during an exclusive interview with HipHopDX. "His mother found him dead this morning. He had been dead, the doctors say, for about five hours. And she came home, he was sitting at the kitchen table with his head down on his arms. He had told his girlfriend that he was sleeping and he wanted to go to sleep. His girlfriend left and was like, 'You going to be fine?' And he was like, 'Yeah, I'm going to be good.' And she was like, 'You sure?' and he was like, 'Yeah, yeah, I'm positive, I just want to get some sleep.' So he laid his head in his arms at the kitchen table and he went to sleep and then when his momma came home, he was sitting at the kitchen table passed away."

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"When I woke up this morning, they was telling me that this had happened," DJ Paul continued. "I didn't believe it at first, they was like, 'Ricky died,' and I'm like, 'Ricky who?' and I was like, 'Get the fuck outta here.' I couldn't believe it even though I was kind of preparing for it just because one day he was talking kind of crazy a couple of weeks ago and he was like, 'I think I've got four months to live,' and this and that and I was like, 'No you don't, get outta here.' He was telling the same thing to his momma last week." [HipHopDX]

Lord Infamous (born Ricky Dunigan), who founded Memphis rap group Three 6 Mafia in the '90s with his half brother DJ Paul (with whom the above interview is with), Juicy J and Koopsta Knicca, passed away in his sleep over the weekend. He was 40.

Lord Infamous released nine studio albums with Three 6 Mafia during their career in addition to multiple solo releases, including this year's Scarecrow Tha Terrible, Pt. Two. And while Juicy J focused on his solo career, Lord Infamous regrouped with Paul, Koopsta Knicca and other Three 6 Mafia members Crunchy Black and Gangsta Boo to form the spinoff Da Mafia 6ix who released their 6ix Commandements mixtape this year. From that HipHopDX article:

"He got a chance to see all his dreams come true," DJ Paul said when asked about Lord Infamous' role on 6ix Commandments. "Me and [Gangsta] Boo and everybody back in the studio, like he always wanted to see that 'cause we all grew up together. We was 14, 15 when it started so he was happy to see that."
Rest in peace, Ricky. You'll be missed.

Stream some classic Three 6 Mafia below...

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Three 6 Mafia - Mystic Stylez (1995) Full Album

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Comments (24)

White Castle, 1.

Lord Infamous, 0.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2013 12:29 PM

indie

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2013 12:47 PM

12:29pm get a life you fucking piece of shit.

Yo BV how 'bout not having comments for entries about people dying so little bitches like 12:29pm can't run their keyboard mouths about the dead.

RIP Lord Infamous.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2013 1:29 PM

Kids, sizzurp and Crave Cases don't mix.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2013 1:39 PM

i thought i was the king of horrorcore

Posted by Dick Miller | December 22, 2013 1:56 PM

WHO?

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2013 2:05 PM

@1:29 is so mad grrrrr

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2013 2:05 PM

the iPods

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2013 7:21 PM

This guy was so infamous he was in-famous amirite

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2013 10:33 PM

You people are fucking stupid.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2013 11:25 PM

^^ I think we would be shocked to find out that most of these people are probably under grads are NYU and Columbia getting their non-PC trolling out of their systems anonymously.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2013 11:33 PM

Its OK to be racist now! Its the new "indie"!

Posted by Anonymous | December 23, 2013 12:38 AM

Yeah 11:33, because NYU undergrads know that there's no space when writing out "undergrads". Don't you have a spilled pickle jar to clean up in Aisle 12?

Posted by Anonymous | December 23, 2013 12:46 AM

7:13 is definitely a white Brooklynite benefiting from gentrification, probably wearing a snap-back right now, and most definitely a huge, huge rap music fan. He hates what he loves and loves what he hates. He's very, very confused.

Posted by Anonymous | December 23, 2013 12:51 AM

12:46 is an NYU under- -/ - /- grad, most likely majoring in English, who will be replacing the guy he made fun of in Aisle 12 about six months after graduating, when all the MFA programs he applied to reject his applications. "They system just doesn't get my shit," he'll say. "Like, Rimbaud didn't have a degree, you know what I mean?" And the guy next to him in Aisle 12 will say, "Rambo? I love that movie."

Posted by Anonymous | December 23, 2013 12:54 AM

Has Henry Rollins heard Three 6 Mafia?

Posted by Anonymous | December 23, 2013 1:35 AM

I can't understand why anyone would waste their time studying at a mickey mouse school like NYU.

-- Max Horwich, gay, Wesleyan '08

Posted by Anonymous | December 23, 2013 1:43 AM

Who?

Posted by Anonymous | December 23, 2013 7:04 AM

This faggot isn't CORE only the almighty D knows about the core!

Posted by D | December 23, 2013 7:06 AM

LOL"they system" get mopping there boy, those pickles ain't gonna pick "they" selves up.

Posted by Anonymous | December 23, 2013 8:04 AM

Damn. It is my belief that Lord Infamous is in that thug mansion in the sky, sippin purple with Pac and Yoni.

Posted by Anonymous | December 23, 2013 11:02 AM

^ Nice one. *Tips fedora*

Posted by Anonymous | December 23, 2013 11:02 AM

I will have fried chicken and grape soda to mark his passing.

Posted by Anonymous | December 24, 2013 8:59 AM

Rip lord infamous.....love that music ......gone to damn soon but at least his dreams came true an everyone got in that studio together jus like ole' times....sure is a shame....RIP

Posted by Sandra Brazel | December 25, 2013 8:51 PM

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