Thursday, March 5, 2015

Three 6 Mafia Made History on March 5th, 2006

Posted By on Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 7:18 PM

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March 5th will forever be a historical day for Memphis.

On this date in 2006, the city's very own Three 6 Mafia became the first rap group to win an Academy Award. Their track "It’s Hard Out Here For A Pimp” won in the Best Original Song category at the 2006 Oscars.

DJ Paul and Juicy J, along with then-labelmate Frayser Boy, penned the track. It appeared in Hustle & Flow, a film written and directed by fellow Memphian Craig Brewer. 

Check out footage of DJ Paul, Juicy J and Frayser Boy winning and accepting the award below. 

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