Hustlers Convention

£ 19.99


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 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.

The Cafe Black Rose
Brother Hominy Grit
Coppin' Some Fronts For The Set
Hamhock's Hall Was Big (And There Was A Whole Lot To Dig!)
The Bones Fly From Spoon's Hand
The Break Was So Loud
It Hushed The Crowd
Four Bitches Is What I Got
Grit's Den
The Shit Hits The Fan Again
Sentenced To The Chair
Format: LP
Label: Charly Records
Catalogue numbers: L 146


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Media Condition: Mint (M)
Sleeve Condition: Mint (M)

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