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Lightnin’ Rod
Hustlers Convention [180 gram vinyl]

Hustlers Convention [180 gram vinyl]

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'This is a masterpiece of jailhouse blues and cinematic street rap... it deserves its growing reputation as a lost classic. * * * *' UNCUT

'A cornerstone in the development of what is now a part of global culture.' Fab 5 Freddy

'A verbal bible.' Chuck D (Public Enemy)

HEAVYWEIGHT VINYL EDITION OF THE MASSIVELY INFLUENTIAL CLASSIC

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 MilesBilly 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.

This vinyl edition is pressed on heavyweight (180g) vinyl and is packaged in a gatefold sleeve.

See Lightnin' Rod perform Hustlers Convention at London's Jazz Cafe on Monday 10 February - click here for further info.

Side 1
1 Sport
2 Spoon 
3 The Cafe Black Rose
4 Brother Hominy Grit
5 Coppin' Some Fronts For The Set
6 Hamhock's Hall Was Big 

Side 2
1 The Bones Fly From Spoon's Hand
2 The Break Was So Loud, It Hushed The Crowd
3 Four Bitches Is What I Got
4 Grit's Den
5 The Shit Hits The Fan Again
6 Sentenced To The Chair 

Release date: 10 February 2014 

Hustlers Convention [180 gram vinyl]

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