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Hustlers Convention

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Synopsis

A feature documentary on the forgotten roots of rap. The story centers around Jalal Nuriddin of "The Last Poets" and the forgotten influence of his seminal record 'Hustlers Convention', an album that changed the face of music and still resonates with meaning today.
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’. http://riverhorse.tv/hustlers-convention-2/

Details

Year
2015
Type of film
Features
Running Time
91 mins
Director
Mike Todd
Producer
Quenell Jones, Lathan Hodge, Mike Todd, Geseth Garcia
Executive Producer
Carl Hall, Chuck D
Principal Cast
Jalal Nuriddin (aka Lightnin’ Rod), Melle Mel, Ice T, KRS One, Chuck D

Production Company

Riverhorse
Geseth Garcia
Unit 21 Greenheys
Manchester Science Park
Pencroft Way
Manchester
M15 6JJ
+44 (0)161 425 7978
geseth@riverhorse.tv
http://riverhorse.tv/

Sales
Company

Kaleidoscope Film Distribution
6th Floor, 16 Dufours Place
London
W1F 7SP
+44 (0)20 3397 4410
sales@kaleidoscopefilmdistribution.com
http://www.kaleidoscopefilmdistribution.com