#EBCinema Hustle & Flow - 15 Year Anniversary

Today marks the 15 year anniversary of Hustle & Flow, produced by Jon Singleton and Stephanie Alain, and directed by Craig Brewer (who also directed Dolemite is My Name from our recent virtual movie nite).

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The film follows a Memphis pimp aspiring to break into the rap scene, a forecast of what would become the rise of the independent artist like the SoundCloud rappers of the past decade. The movie also gave the mainstream audience a look into one of pockets of southern rap that grew in popularity during the early 2000’s that produced a multitude of party anthems.