Hustlers Convention (Lightnin' Rod album)

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This article is about the album by Jalal Mansur Nuriddin. For other uses, see Hustlers Convention.
Hustlers Convention
Studio album by Lightnin' Rod
Recorded 1973
Label Celluloid Records

Hustlers Convention is an album recorded by Jalal Mansur Nuriddin under the pseudonym Lightnin' Rod. The album was a major influence on hip hop music[1] and combined poetry, funk, jazz, and toasting.[2] Hustlers Convention helped add a sociopolitical element to black music.[3] The album narrates the story of two fictional hustlers, named Sport and Spoon.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Sport"   2:36
2. "Spoon"   1:14
3. "The Cafe Black Rose"   1:47
4. "Brother Hominy Grit"   2:43
5. "Coppin' Some Fronts For The Set"   2:24
6. "Hamhock's Hall Was Big (And There Was A Whole Lot To Dig!)"   4:09
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "The Bones Fly From Spoon's Hand"   2:59
2. "The Break Was So Loud, It Hushed The Crowd"   3:12
3. "Four Bitches Is What I Got"   3:44
4. "Grit's Den"   1:34
5. "The Shit Hits The Fan Again"   3:35
6. "Sentenced To The Chair"   1:38


  1. ^ Hess, Mickey (2009). Hip Hop in America: A Regional Guide. Retrieved 2013-12-21. 
  2. ^ Hess, Mickey (2007). Is Hip Hop Dead?: The Past, Present, and Future of America's Most Wanted Music. Retrieved 2013-12-21. 
  3. ^ Payne, Yasser Arafat; Gibson, LaMar Rashad. "Hip-Hop Music and Culture". In Neville, Helen A.; Tynes, Brendesha M.; Utsey, Shawn O. Handbook of African American Psychology. Retrieved 2013-12-21.