On this day in 2005 in hip-hop history, Grand Hustle Records released the soundtrack to Hustle & Flow.
On July 12, 2005, Grand Hustle Records released the soundtrack to the motion picture Hustle & Flow to let the world know how hard it was out there for a pimp.
The album featured mostly artists from the South, like, T.I., 8-Ball & MJG, and Juvenile. The film's star, actor Terrance Howard appeared on the album as the film's character Djay.
The soundtrack spawned a couple hit singles, including "I'm A King" by P$C featuring T.I., and Lil Scrappy, and "Bad Bitch (Remix)," which peaked at #48 on the R&B charts. The album reached #30 on the Billboard 200. The song "Hard Out Here For A Pimp" by Three 6 Mafia won an Academy Award for best original song.
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2005- Bow Wow released his fourth studio album Wanted on Columbia.