Friday, April 18, 2008

Lightnin' Rod - Hustler's Convention

A former member of the Last Poets, Lightnin' Rod helped pioneer the spoken-rhyme style that would one day become rap. His most renowned album, Hustler's Convention (1973), told the story of an ill-fated ghetto hustler and featured backing instrumentation by Kool & the Gang. This record is like a blaxploitation movie on wax.
Download: rapidshare (MrB's upload. thanks!)
Genre: rap-funk, spoken-word
wiki : more info

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It really is a brilliant piece work. Picked it up on vinyl at a flea market for $2. Priceless.