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Hustlers Convention

Hustlers Convention


Executive Producer: Chuck D
Director/Producer: Mike Todd
Animation Director: Esteban Valdez

Hustlers Convention is a feature film documentary about an album (of the same name) recorded by Jalal Mansur Nuriddin under the pseudonym Lightnin' Rod. The album was a major influence on hip hop music and combined poetry, funk, jazz, and toasting.  The film was produced by Riverhorse and the animation sequences produced by Echo Bridge.

"The highlight element of the otherwise workmanlike assembly is a number of animated sequences illustrating “Convention” passages in a manner reminiscent of Ralph Bakshi’s raunchily streetwise 1970s cartoon features."

You can read more about the documentary on Variety.