Rent Hustlers Convention (2015)

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1h 32min
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Synopsis:
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 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 and Melle Mel, 'Hustlers Convention' explores the forgotten roots of rap, and takes a closer look at how the album changed the face of music.
Actors:
, , , Abdul Malik Al Nasir, , , , Darius James, , , , , Orphy Robinson, ,
Directors:
Producers:
Geseth Garcia, Lathan Hodge, Quenell Jones, Mike Todd
Writers:
Mike Todd
Studio:
Spectrum
Genres:
British Films, Documentary, Music & Musicals, Special Interest
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
27/07/2015
Run Time:
92 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • An Interview with Chuck D
  • Ice-T Crime Rhyme
  • Melle Mel Recites Sport
  • Jalal Jazz Cafe Gig
  • Jalal in Paris

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