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And the Academy Award goes to....

And the Academy Award goes to....

I guess you could call this a triumph moment in history, when gangsta rapper group Three 6 Mafia gets introduced at the Oscar and actually WON the golden statue award for a song named "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp", written for the movie 'Hustle and Blow'.

I repeat. These people:

won the Oscar.

They were also the first ever hip-hop group to perform at the Academy Awards show.

I mean, good for them, sure, but this kind of raises eyebrows as to why they were chosen as opposed to, oh, I don't know, so many other hip hop groups that don't come across as stereotypes. Do we really have to glorify thug-life and skanky ho's? But hey, you do what works, right?

more stories and comments at village voice, hip-hop music, and Rollingstone.

Just for this, everything else that won the awards became all boring by comparison, except that I kind of like how "Brokeback" will now become the new synonym for man-on-man action. Ha. My sincere tip of the hat to Ang Lee.

Click here for more on the Oscars.

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