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)
On March 5, 2006, at the 78th Academy Awards, Three 6 Mafiabecame the first Hip-Hop 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 hip hop artists to perform at the award ceremony.