That every rapper has Hollywood aspirations doesn't mean that actors, even those with Oscar buzz like Hustle & Flow star Terrence Howard, should be allowed to rhyme on records. Admittedly, Howard's playing DJay, a pimp angling for a hiphop career, and nobody expects him to be able to flow like Supernat, but there's no need to fill up a soundtrack disc with Howard acting like an MC wannabe either. Although film producer John Singleton has the good sense to leave the track selection to T.I., who understands the Dirty South sound, the bad news is the Grand Hustle deal means you get a load of crap from artists that Atlantic/Warner is pushing - P$C, Trillville, E-40, Juvenile, etc - padded with some remixes of hits like Lil' Boosie & Webbie's Bad Bitch (featuring Trina) and Mike Jones's Still Tippin'. This soundtrack should've been much better.
For a review of the film Hustle & Flow and an interview with director Craig Brewer, see page 75.