Today In Hip-Hop: ‘Hustle & Flow’ Hits Theaters

On this day, July 22, in hip-hop history… 2005: The independent film Hustle & Flow was released in select theaters across the world in 2005. Some say the notoriety the film would come to achieve from several diverse audiences is a result of the subtle combination of a familiar-faced cast and a realistic and broadly relative storyline. The surprisingly well-meshed slew of actors and actresses include Terrence Howard, who plays the hard-knocked protagonist DJay, Taryn Manning, playing Nola as one of DJay's main prostitutes, Taraji P. Henson, playing Shug as DJay's pregnant love interest. Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and the ...

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