Release Date: 24 March 2014
Format: LP Vinyl
|LIGHTNIN' ROD HUSTLER'S CONVENTION Limited 180gram Heavyweight Vinyl LP
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 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.
This vinyl edition is pressed on heavyweight (180g) vinyl and is packaged in a gatefold sleeve.
3 The Cafe Black Rose
4 Brother Hominy Grit
5 Coppin' Some Fronts For The Set
6 Hamhock's Hall Was Big
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