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Lightnin' Rod

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Great Recordings: Lightnin' Rod — Hustler's Convention

Retrospective by Kodwo Eshun, Wire, The, October 1993

In 1973, Jalal Nuriddin of The Last Poets changed his name to Lightnin' Rod and recorded Hustler's Convention, the first Blaxploitation audiodrama. Kodwo Eshun recalls ...

Alan Douglas: Thee Man Who Sold The Underworld

Retrospective and Interview by Edwin Pouncey, Wire, The, July 1997

Now into his fifth decade at the doors of perception, label boss ALAN DOUGLAS hasworked with many of the century's underground greats, from Lenny Bruce, ...

Lightnin' Rod's Hustlers Convention: Rap's Great Lost Album

Retrospective and Interview by Graeme Thomson, Guardian, The, 30 January 2014

A FULL DECADE before Public Enemy revolutionised the world of rap, Chuck D first encountered the album he describes today as "a verbal roadmap for people trying to ...

see also Last Poets, The

see also Jalal Mansur Nuriddin


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