HomeMRap TVRadioMailNewsBlogs Search and Find
shopping.memphisrap.com Sign In
New Customer? Sign Up
Cart - Free Catalog - Help
Music Genres
Shipping Info
Privacy Notice
Conditions of Use
Contact Us
Gift Certificate FAQ
Newsletter Unsubscribe
More Information
Club Memberships
Sell Your Stuff
Free First Order
Catalog Quick Order
High 10% Payout!
Affiliate Program FAQ
Affiliate Log In
Join Affiliate Program

Hustle & Flow DVD

Model: DVD0012
Ask a Question about this product
Manufactured by: Paramount Home Video
  Add to Cart:

Rapper DJay (Terrance Howard) works the angles to get his first record made, with help from assorted people in his Memphis 'hood. And when he hears that rap superstar Skinny Black (Ludacris) is heading to his area, he throws together a supreme hustle to grab Skinny's attention.

DVD Release Date: Jan 10, 2006
Studio: Paramount Home Video
Rating: R
Rating Reason: sex and drug content, pervasive language, and some violence
Running Time: 116 Minutes

Theatre Release Information

US Theatrical Release Date: July 22, 2005
Production Company: Crunk Pictures, Homegrown Pictures, MTV Films, New Deal Productions
USA Box Office: $22 Million
Budget Estimate: $8 Million
Filming Locations: Memphis, Tennessee, USA


Director: Craig Brewer
Starring: Terrence Howard, Ludacris
Featuring: Anthony Anderson, Taraji P. Henson, Taryn Manning, Elise Neal, Paula Jai Parker, DJ Qualls
Cameo: Isaac Hayes
Extra: DJ Paul (of Three 6 Mafia)
Director of Photography: Melia Vincent
Music: Scott Bomar
Producer: Stephanie Allain, John Singleton
Screenwriter: Craig Brewer


A gritty fairy tale of dreams deferred, HUSTLE & FLOW infuses the torpor of the Memphis ghetto with electric tension. Terrence DaShon Howard delivers the performance of a lifetime as DJay, a pimp and drug dealer eking out an existence with his three whores, one of whom, Shug (Taraji P. Henson, HOLLA), is hugely pregnant. Nola (Taryn Manning, 8 MILE) turns tricks from the backseat of DJay's beater, while Lexus (Paula Jai Parker, LOVE CHRONICLES), the hustler's high-maintenance girlfriend, strips in a cellar-like club. DJay's dissatisfaction is increasing as he senses that life has nothing more in store for him, but a chance encounter with an old school friend, Key (Anthony Anderson, KING'S RANSOM), reignites his musical aspirations. Key is a small-time recording artist, and DJay, armed with a notebook full of lyrics, pays him a visit at home, much to the displeasure of Key's prim and proper wife (Elise Neal, PLAYA'S BALL). Initially dubious, Key agrees to partner with DJay after hearing his stuff, and the two build a makeshift recording studio in DJay's back room, enlisting the aid of a skinny white boy (DJ Qualls) with an unlikely talent on the drum machine. There unfolds the triumphant meat of the story, where, against all odds--and after a few bouts of infighting--everyone pitches in to cut DJay's crunk demo. Essentially a rags-to-riches story, director Craig Brewer avoids the saccharine through his achingly human portrayal of the characters. DJay is fraught with an undeniable misogyny that colors his otherwise sympathetic angst, and Howard portrays that complexity with grace and soul. With John Singleton in the producer's chair, HUSTLE & FLOW strikes an unprecedented balance between feel-good fare and unstinting urban drama, in what amounts to a powerful depiction of the pain and poignant struggle of those who populate this often-misinterpreted milieu.



"The home-recording sequences in HUSTLE & FLOW are funky, rowdy, and indelible. Brewer gives us the pleasure of watching characters create music from the ground up, beat by beat, take by take." -- Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

"It's certainly live, with fine performances and a strong soundtrack..." -- A. O. Scott, New York Times

"Things go brutally wrong for DJay but hauntingly right for Brewer and Howard, who create explosive entertainment." -- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

"[T]he vibrant details of setting and characterization freshen the journey." -- Stacey Farber, Movieline's Hollywood Life

"The best thing HUSTLE & FLOW has going for it is Terrence Howard's powerful performance….The urban setting is grittily real. We can almost feel the sticky heat..."-- Claudia Puig, USA Today


Sundance Film Festival: Audience Award for Dramatic

Current Reviews: 0
Tell a Friend
For more information, please visit this product's webpage.
New Products
Manufacturer Info

More to Explore
  • Affiliate Program
  • Subscriptions
  • Sell Your Stuff
  • Free Catalog
  • Quick Order
  • Account Benefits
  • F.A.Q./Help Desk
  • Make Money With Your Web Site 
    Team up with MemphisRap.com to sell CDs. It's easy and we'll show you how!
    Join MemphisRap.com Affiliate Program!

    Independent Labels and Artists
    Sell your merchandise in our online shopping catalog.

    Sell Your Used Items
    It's fast. It's easy. It's money in your pocket. Post Ads of Used CDs, beats for sale, music equip. & more. Visit our classifieds.

    Internet Services
    Upload your own ringtones, wallpaper, java games and more at cellphone.memphisrap.com

    Where's My Order?
    View your order status.
    View or change information in Your Account.
    Shipping & Returns
    See our shipping rates & policies.
    Returning an item? (well, here's our Returns Policy).
    Need Help? Find answers here.
    Want to Register? Sign Up here.
    Forgot your username/password? Click here.
    Gift Certificates concerns? Read FAQs

      |  Advanced Search
    Search    I   My Account    I   Customer Support    I   Contact Us
    Online prices and selection may vary from artist to artist.
    Prices and promotional offers are subject to change.
    Private Policy & Conditions of Use
    Copyright© 2001 & beyond