The Jazz Warriors Collective


The Doctor’s Orders, Charly Records & FWP present HUSTLERS CONVENTION 40th Anniversary Live.
Feat. Jalal (Last Poets a.k.a Lightnin’ Rod) with The Jazz Warriors International Collective & Malik & The O.G’s + DJ Perry Louis, Hosted By Lemn Sissay



In 1973 a fast-talking, hustler by the name of Sport played a huge part in the birth of Hip-Hop. Brought to life by Lightnin’ Rod a.k.a Jalal of the Last Poets and backed by music provided by Kool & The Gang among others. His street tales of card games, throwing dice and chasing women influenced Wu Tang, Ice T, Public Enemy, Jungle Brothers, Black Moon and many more.
To mark the Hustlers Convention 40th The Last Poets, takes to the stage alongside the Jazz Warriors International Collective (Includes Cleveland Watkiss,Tony Remy, Dennis Rollins,Orphy Robinson) to bring this incredible story to life. It will be the first time ever the album has been performed since its release.
Support from the UK’s finest spoken word artist – a student of Jalal & the late Gil Scott Heron – Malik & The O.G’s, and hosted by Lemn Sissay, this is a not-to-be missed event for all fans of Hip-Hop, spoken word and Jazz alike.
The performance comes as a new feature documentary, due for release next year, is in production on the pioneering role Jalal, and Hustlers Convention, have played in the history of rap.
(Please note this performance is to be filmed) TICKETS: £10 ADV / £15 ON THE DOOR.
He’s already been helping out behind the scenes but we are delighted to be able to officially announce that Chuck D has joined the “Hustlers Convention” film as an Executive Producer…Bring the Noise!!!
Orphy Vibes's photo.