March 3, 2016


This Week In History: Three 6 Mafia Wins an Oscar

This week marks an important day in hip-hop history, as Three 6 Mafia won Best Original Song for their Hustle & Flow theme 10 years ago at the 78th annual Academy Awards. In celebration of its anniversary, we look back at the group's impactful accolade.

Here are a few memorable moments from Three 6 Mafia's Oscars night:

  • They were the first hip-hop act ever to perform at the ceremony
  • Hustle & Flow star Taraji P. Henson joined them onstage
  • It became their first (and hopefully not only!) Oscars win

Watch our video tribute to the hip-hop moment above, then check out our picks for the 10 best Oscar-winning songs.