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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 the Wu Tang Clan, 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.
'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)
1 Sport [ 02:34 ]
2 Spoon [ 01:13 ]
3 The Cafe Black Rose [ 01:42 ]
4 Brother Hominy Grit [ 02:44 ]
5 Coppin' Some Fronts For The Set [ 02:23 ]
6 Hamhock's Hall Was Big [ 04:09 ]
1 The Bones Fly From Spoon`s Hand [ 02:59 ]
2 The Break Was So Loud, It Hushed The Crowd [ 03:11 ]
3 Four Bitches Is What I Got [ 03:44 ]
4 Grit's Den [ 01:49 ]
5 The Shit Hits The Fan Again [ 03:35 ]
6 Sentenced To The Chair [ 01:38 ]