Who was the movie hustle and flow based on?

Hustle and Flow was based off of KingPin Skinny Pimp. He worked with 3 6 Mafia. Skinny Pimp had the best beats in Memphis. If you listen to his songs and lyrics on youtube. Youll see that its based off Skinny Pimp. Yes, he is light skinned in real like. He does has a facebook. So yea, there is your answers. Not bullshitting you.