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  • Directors: Mike Todd
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Spectrum
  • DVD Release Date: 27 July 2015
  • Run Time: 93 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00W5D7Q20
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 88,365 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Hailed by Grandmaster Flash and Chuck D, sampled by the Beastie Boys, Wu Tang Clan, and Nas, Hustlers Convention was the foundation for todays hip-hop scene. This film tells of one of music s buried masterpieces: the missing link between soul power and hip hop, which gave its creator the right to claim his title as the grandfather of rap . Released in 1973 by original member of The Last Poets, Jalal Mansur Nuriddin, Hustlers Convention tells the story of two young hustlers who attend the eponymous convention, only to get tangled up in a shootout and police chase. It is also a tale within a tale of culture and identity, of ambition and greed. It gave the streets a voice, was recited in neighbourhoods word for word and still resonates with meaning today. With original interviews including Jalal Nuriddin aka Lightnin Rod, Ice T, KRS One, Chuck D, MC Lyte & Melle Mel, Hustlers Convention explores the forgotten roots of rap, and takes a closer look at how the album changed the face of music.

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Hustlers Convention is a fascinating account of respect and recognition finally being given to one of the pioneers of rap / conscious (s)poetry, Jalal Mansur Nuriddin. A pioneer and co-founder of the seminal black collective The Last Poets, Jalal 'The Grandfather Of Rap' recorded Hustlers Convention in the early 1970s under the pseudonym of Lightnin' Rod. In the tradition of jail toasts (such as Honky Tonk Bud, Shine, The Titanic), Hustlers Convention tells the cautionary tale of hustling , pimps, drugs and gambling , backed by a funky soundtrack and told completely in rhyme. The documentary (under the excellent direction of Mike Todd) highlights Jalal's return to performing this classic live,at the Jazz Cafe in London in 2014, and through a series of interviews with a heavyweight cast of hip-hop/rap luminaries, producers, and engineers too numerous to mention,explains how credit was never fully given (until now?) to Jalal himself . An incredible tale of a wordsmith genius whose recognition is quite simply, long overdue.
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Excellent documentary.
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What I was able to see on Starz one morning was awesome!!!! Disappointed that its not available to watch with my AP subscription. I had to catch it live stream with my Starz subscription.
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