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Three 6 Mafia was the first rap group to win an Oscar

78th Academy Awards (ABC) March 5, 2006 Kodak Theatre, Hollywood Shown backstage from left: Best Original Song winners Jordan Houston, Paul Beauregard, Cedric Coleman aka Three 6 Mafia (for Hustle & Flow)
Three 6 Mafia was the first rap group to win an Oscar
78th Academy Awards (ABC) March 5, 2006 Kodak Theatre, Hollywood Shown backstage from left: Best Original Song winners Jordan Houston, Paul Beauregard, Cedric Coleman aka (for Hustle & Flow)

On March 5, 2006, at the 78th Academy Awards, Three 6 Mafia became the first group to win an Academy Award for Best Original Song with It’s Hard out Here for a Pimp from the film, Hustle & Flow and they were also the first  artists to perform at the award ceremony.

“You know it’s hard out here for a pimp”

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