A Warehouse 51 Production
with co-partner Riverhorse
Hustlers Convention: rap’s great lost album tells the story of one of music’s forgotten masterpieces.
Released in 1973 by Jalal Mansur Nuriddin, one of the founding member of The Last Poets, the album tells the story of two young hustlers who attend the eponymous convention and get embroiled in a financial disagreement that leads to a shootout, police chase and finally on death row. It is a tale of ambition, greed, of culture and identity and of the ongoing struggle to get paid.
The documentary blends archive footage and photos with brand new interviews and animated sequences set to cuts from the album — placing Hustlers Convention into its wider social context and Jalal’s personal story as one of rap’s undisputed pioneers.