American film director and screenwriter, best for composing the film, Hustle & Stream. He composed the feature Poor and Starving, that was shot in Memphis, Tennessee. The melody “It’s Hard out Right here for a Pimp,” that was highlighted in his film Hustle & Flow, gained an Academy Prize for Best Primary Song. He wedded Jodi Brewer. His most well-known film, Hustle & Flow, starred Taraji P. Henson.