On This Day Three 6 Mafia Became The First Hip-Hop Group To Win A Oscar

| March 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

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On March 5, 2006, Three 6 Mafia won the Oscar for Best Original Song for “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp” which was on the Hustle & Flow soundtrack. Hustle & Flow was an independent drama written and directed by Criag Brewer and produced by John Singleton and Stephanie Allain. The film starred Terrence Howard as the lead and Taraji P. Henson as supporting actress. Three 6 Mafia on this day became the first hip-hop group to win an Oscar for Best Original Song. It didn’t stop there, on the very same night Three 6 also became the first hip-hop artists to perform at the Academy Awards. Check out the full legendary performance from Three 6 Mafia at the Academy Awards above.




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