Lightnin Rod - HUSTLERS CONVENTION

Lightnin Rod
HUSTLERS CONVENTION (180G LP)
12" Vinyl lp UK
Charly Records / charlyl146

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Special anniversary edition of the former Last Poets cult album from 1973 on 180 gram vinyl in gatefold sleeve. Includes limited edition dollar bill print.

In 1973 a fast-talking, hustler by the name of Sport played a huge part in the birth of Hip-Hop.

Brought to life by Lightnin’ Rod a.k.a Jalal Nuriddin of The Last Poets and backed by music from Kool & The Gang, Buddy Miles, Billy Preston and more, Hustlers Convention is a concept album documenting the rise and fall of Sport, a street gambler who ends up in jail after a shoot-out with the police.

His street tales of card games, throwing dice and chasing women influenced Wu Tang, Ice T, Public Enemy, Jungle Brothers and many more, while also playing a key role in establishing rap as an accepted modern musical art form.

A documentary about the album and its pivotal role in the evolution of hip hop is currently being made. The film features interviews with Chuck D, Melle Mel, KRS One Fab 5 Freddy and more.
(added: 2014-04-28 17:23:08 )
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24.99 EUR *
c39-15
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Black
pos. 67
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VÖ:
15.08.2014
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15.08.2014