Aulsondro “Novelist” Hamilton & Anderson “Pittboss” Johnson of Las Vegas, Nevada enjoyed what is considered to be one of the biggest upsets in recent Oscar history when Crash beat out Broke Back Mountain to win the Best Picture category at the 78th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday March 5th, 2006.
While the win was significant for Lions Gate Films, Paul Haggis, Cathy Shulman & Bob Yari The Producers, it was even bigger for "Alternative Soul Hip Hop Rock Group" KansasCali.
KansasCali not only appears on the Crash - Inspired By Soundtrack with the lead single “If I…” but their music video for the song also appears on the Crash DVD under the Special Features Section. It’s the only music video on the DVD, although Bird York was nominated for an Oscar for her song “In The Deep” which actually appears in the film. “Had our song been in the movie we would have given Three 6 Mafia a run for their money” KansasCali jokingly says.