In the 2006 film Hustle and Flow, Craig Brewer managed to make the main character sympathetic enough to the audience <”It’s hard out here for a pimp,” (apparently)> for Terence Howard to be nominated for an Oscar for his role.
Undoubtedly, Howard had it: hustle and flow. The urban dictionary defines is as such:
“A combination of the terms “hustle” and “flow” that, when possessed and fused correctly, creates a distinct, undeniable swag. One needs hustle in order to flow, however too much hustle can really cramp the style of the flow. But a flow without hustle reaps no reward. One must be smooth and effortless in their display of the proper amount of hustle to properly emulate the swag of “hustle and flow.””
Flow (pt 1) is about noticing, it is about a feel, a touch for what is going on around you and what is going to happen next. “But a flow without hustle reaps no reward…”
Hustle (Pt 2) is required to get the flow moving and making a difference, to get to outcomes. “[H]owever too much hustle can really cramp the style of the flow…”
I like people with an undeniable swag. People with hustle and flow. I always wish I had (more of) it. The world could do with more people like that.
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