Three 6 Mafia, the Memphis rappers, also was an Oscar winner. The trio, Jordan Houston, Cedric Coleman and Paul Beauregard, was among the many Oscar recipients at the 78th annual Academy Awards held March 5th, 2006 in Los Angeles.
The threesome brought home Oscar for Best Original Song for "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp," performed by actor Terrence Howard in the hip-hop film "Hustle & Flow". Handed the award to them was Queen Latifah. Aside, Three 6 Mafia also made history as the first rap group to perform at the event.