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Hustler’s Convention (2015) DOC NYC 2015

Unseen Films

11 November 2015
by Steve Kopian

Vitally important look at the album Hustler’s Convention which influenced the generations of musicians that followed and essentially set the ground work for Rap and Hip Hop as we know it today.

For me this film is one giant “ah ha” moment as the history of Rap and Hip Hop was finally laid out before me… Watching the film was like having all of the last forty years suddenly click into focus with a loud clap of thunder.

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Hustlers Convention: rap’s great lost album

The Guardian 

30 January 2014
by Graeme Thomson

Sampled by the Wu Tang Clan, Beastie Boys and Nas, lauded by Melle Mel, Chuck D and Grandmaster Flash, Hustlers Convention set the template for hip-hop. And yet the 1973 album by Jalal Nuriddin of the Last Poets has never received the recognition it deserves – or made any money for its creator

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