LIGHTNIN' ROD [Jalal Mansur Nuriddin]
NY, Harmony, (1973). The book publication of Nuriddin's landmark album of the same title, issued in 1973 and considered one of the seminal works of hip-hop music. Nuriddin was a founding member of The Last Poets, a group of poets and musicians that evolved from the Harlem Writers Workshop in the 1960s and achieved a substantial underground following. In this volume, the lyrics of the songs are printed as poems, with illustrations by Ralph Saunders. The album release featured Tina Turner, Billy Preston, and Kool and the Gang, among others. Mild rubbing to covers; near fine in wrappers. Uncommon volume; no copies currently listed for sale online. [#031716] SOLD
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