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Lord Infamous

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Memphis, Tennessee, USA (1991 – 2013)

Ricky Dunigan (November 17, 1973 - December 20, 2013), better known by his stage name Lord Infamous, was an American artist from Memphis, Tennessee, USA. He was co-founder of the Memphis rap group Three 6 Mafia, together with his half brother DJ Paul.

Lord Infamous began his music career in 1991 with his younger half-brother Paul Beauregard, better known by his stage name DJ Paul. Later in 1993, Lord Infamous and DJ Paul met up with fellow north Memphis rapper and producer Juicy J. These three along with a number of other local rappers formed a group initially called “The Backyard Posse”, which later went on the be known as “Triple 6 Mafia”. The first record deal for the group was with Nick Scarfo and Prophet Posse. Under the label they released their first underground album, Smoked Out, Loced Out in 1994. At the same time, Lord Infamous released his first underground solo album, Lord Of Terror. Shortly after in 1995, the group changed its name to Three 6 Mafia and released their debut album, Mystic Stylez. At this time Three 6 Mafia members DJ Paul and Juicy J were creating their own record company, Hypnotize Minds, which Lord Infamous became a part of. The group went on to release 4 more mainstream albums and numerous solo projects through the mid-2000s, though during this time the group became smaller due to the departure of several artists for various reasons. In 2006, following jail time which lead to a breach of contract with Sony, Lord Infamous was forced to end work with Three 6 Mafia.

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