It was one of the most improbable moments in the history of the Academy Awards. There they were, Three 6 Mafia, the brazenly hardcore, controversial rap act from Memphis, Tenn., accepting the 2006 Best Original Song Oscar for their no-nonsense track 'It's Hard Out For A Pimp.' For longtime group members Juicy J and DJ Paul, who first snatched national infamy with their two-fisted 1995 anthem 'Tear The Club Up,' it was a stunning, surreal triumph.

"Man, I couldn't believe it," Juicy recalls to PopEater of the moment Three 6's name was called for the sobering 2005 street film 'Hustle & Flow.' "Three 6 Mafia had never won anything. We were just an underground group from Memphis. We didn't have a speech ready because we didn't think we were going to win. We were on our way to the bar, and the people were telling us, 'Hey ... wait up for a second. You can't just leave because you will be on camera when they read the nominations.' You could tell by the look on our faces that we were shocked!"

PopEater asked the gregarious Three 6 Mafia frontman to offer his favorite Oscar musical wins. From the late Isaac Hayes to Eminem -- it's on with the show!