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Lightnin' Rod

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  • Years Active: 1970s

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Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

A former member of the Last Poets, Lightnin' Rod helped pioneer the spoken-rhyme style that would one day become rap. His most renowned album, Hustler's Convention, told the story of an ill-fated ghetto "player" and featured backing instrumentation by Kool & the Gang.