Hustlers Convention – The Untold Story of The Album That Changed The Face Of Music – DVD


EAN: 560192816044

Hustlers Convention

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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 today’s hip-hop scene.

This film tells of one of music’s buried masterpiece: 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.


  • Jalal Mansur Nuriddin
  • Chuck D
  • Ice-T
  • Kris-One
  • MC Lyte
  • Amiri Baraka
  • Immortal Technique
  • Fab 5 Freddy
  • Melle Mel
  • The Last Poets
  • Sonia Sanchez
  • Lemn Sissay

Director – Mike Todd

DVD Region 2

2015 Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment Ltd

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Weight150 g

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EAN: 560192816044


Creative England Films

Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment Films


Spectrum Recordings


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