Hip-hop has been synonymous with "unlikely recognition" lately. Kanye West's impressive outing at the Brit Awards was only a preliminary of this year's unconventional rap accolades. Memphis-based southern rap collective Three-6-Mafia stunned the world by winning an Oscar for their role on the Hustle & Flow sountrack. In a relatively non-competitive category, Three-6-Mafia was acknowledged for their song "It's Hard Out Here For A Pimp." Remarkably, Three-6-Mafia's award for "Best Original Song" makes them the first hip-hop group to win and perform at the Oscars. Back in 2003, Eminem won the first ever hip-hop Oscar in the same category with his 8 Mile soundtrack, "Lose Yourself."