Three 6 Mafia has always been a Hip-Hop favorite.  Though they had their own reality show which brought them to an even broader audience, they got major notoriety after they wrote "It's Hard Out Here For A Pimp" for the movie Hustle & Flow.

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The song was performed by actors Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson and made Three 6 Mafia  the first Hip-Hop group to win an Academy Award for Best Original Song, and the first Hip-Hop artists to perform on the show.  The group would drop one more album in 2008, "Last 2 Walk" before fading out of the spotlight.  Now, group member Juicy J has dropped a new single "Bandz A Make Her Dance"  and the excitement is back.  However, what's up with the group? Here he is to explain:


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For even more details on Juicy J., his new solo career and Three 6 Mafia, listen to Tha Wire below. Meanwhile, in more music news the feud may be over between Damon Dash and New Orleans bred rapper Curren$y, but Dash still wants to be compensated.  Dash thought he signed the rapper to his BluRoc imprint, but as it turns out his own lawyer botched up the paperwork.  So, he's suing for damages.  Find out more below with Tha Wire.



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In other news, Swizz Beatz is one of the busiest men in Hip-Hop these days.  He's got features on several new singles, working his jelly with his signature Swizz Beatz x Reebok sneakers to now being named Global Ambassador to the New York Health and Hospitals Corporation and it's programs.  Find out more, plus Lil Wayne is dropping a new album in November.  Get the scoop on that and all of the above now with Tha Wire: