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Three 6 Mafia to Perform at 78th Academy Awards®


Beverly Hills, CA —Jordon “Juicy J” Houston, Paul “DJ Paul” Beauregard and Darnell “Crunchy Black” Carlton of the Memphis rap group Three 6 Mafia will perform at the 78th Academy Awards, telecast producer Gil Cates announced today.

Beauregard and Houston, who are nominated for writing the music and lyrics for “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp” from “Hustle & Flow,” will perform their nominated song with group mate Darnell “Crunchy Black” Carlton and Taraji Henson, the actress who sang the hook in the film. Cedric “Frayser Boy” Coleman, who is nominated with Beauregard and Houston, will also perform. The song will be the first rap song ever performed on the telecast in the history of the Academy Awards.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2005 will be presented on Sunday, March 5, 2006, at the Kodak Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network beginning at 5 p.m. PST. A one-hour red carpet arrivals show will precede the telecast at 4 p.m. Information about the 78th Annual Academy Awards can be accessed on line at


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