This Day in Hip Hop and Rap History
Host: Chuck D w/ Duke Eatmon & Ron Maskell
July 12th, 2012
July 12th – Grand Hustle Records releases the soundtrack to the Paramount Classics film “Hustle And Flow”, on this day in 2005.
The film starred Terrence Howard and Ludacris and was directed by Craig Brewer and produced by John Singleton.
The soundtrack was a who’s who in “Dirty South” hip-hop with 8Ball & MJG, Juvenile, Trina, T.I., Lil’ Scrappy with E-40 representing for the West Coast.
The soundtrack’s centerpiece, however, was the hit song “It’s Hard Out Here For A Pimp” by Three 6 Mafia, which won an Academy Award for best original song.