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.