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Lightnin Rod
Genres: Jazz, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
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All Artists: Lightnin Rod
Title: Hustlers
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Celluloid Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/1970
Re-Release Date: 7/8/1993
Genres: Jazz, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
Styles: Jazz Fusion, Old School, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 026617610722

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One of the GREATEST recordings of all time ! ! !
Eddie Landsberg | Tokyo, Japan | 08/25/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Shame on our culture for at one time letting this album become rare and out of print... and hands up for it going back in print.

Part blaxploitation on vinyl part Jazzoetry, this recording features some incredibly funky and jazzed out backing music by none other than KOOL AND THE GANG as Lighnin' Rod (a former Last Poet's member) tells his Iceberg Slim style tale of getting over.

A CONCEPT ALBUM taken to ridiculous extremes, Hustlers' Convention is the album that influenced not only the evolution of rap, but document the now almost lost art of Street Poetry...

Fans of Gil Scott Heron, Rudy Ray Moore and the Last Poets will wet their pants within moments of the opening track... and so too will fans of funk and '70s soul... Even I know half the lyrics by heart (however, trust me, you won't hear me making a schmuck out of myself trying to recite it in public...)

Tight production, tight rhymes, tight music and a tight tale... never before was a recording like this made and never will it be made again ! ! ! This is performance, art, poetry, story telling, Jazz, funk and a tale with a moral taken to extremes...

A timeless tale of pimpin' that will never be out topped !

(P.S. Anybody remember who did that avant garde big band recording of Honkytonk Bud in the early '80s... ???)"
The Break was so loud, it hushed the Crowd
Namrekoj | Chicago | 01/24/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Classic album featuring Kool & The Gang! There was a number of other surprise appearances on here as well. Great imagery through the spoken word story telling delievered as smooth as any playa' could hope for. A must for funk, hip hop, and rap entusiasts!"