• Publication date: December 23, 2010

Hustle & Flow

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An aging pimp struggles to leave his criminal life behind for a career in rap.

DJay(Terrence Howard) is a Memphis pimp approaching his 40s with aspirations of entering the music industry.  He's purchased a keyboard and started writing rhymes, and his friends genuinely believe DJay has a chance in showbiz.


After working on a demo tape, DJay learns that internationally known rapper Skinny Black (Ludacris) will be in town on the Fourth of July.  With some help from his pals and two prostitutes, Ludacris' character manages to meet face to face with Skinny, but will the big time star actually give DJay a chance to showcase his skills?


Hustle & Flow won an Oscar and was nominated for a Golden Globe, three MTV Movie Awards, and three Teen Choice Awards.  The picture earned an impressive $23 million internationally, eight times its minuscule $2 million budget.



Directed by: Craig Brewer




  • Terrence Howard
  • Anthony Anderson
  • Taryn Manning
  • Taraji P. Henson
  • DJ Qualls
  • Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges