DOCUMENTARY: Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap
Ice-T has been distant from the Rap game for a hot minute and I'm not sure I'm surprised, In his day the Rap world was a totally different world from where it is now; The rightly titled Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap takes us back, so we know going forward. We see legends talk about their experiences with the music genre that changed the way I felt about music in general. We see Rakim, KRS-One, Mos Def, Immortal Technique, Q-Tip, Nas, Common, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Cheryl 'Salt' James, MC Lyte (List goes on) talking about how this particular genre of music has influenced and changed their lives.
SOMETHING FROM NOTHING: THE ART OF RAP is a feature length performance documentary about the runaway juggernaut that is Rap music. At the wheel of this unstoppable beast is the film's director and interviewer Ice-T. Taking us on a deeply personal journey Ice-T uncovers how this music of the street has grown to dominate the world. Along the way Ice-T meets a whole spectrum of Hip-Hop talent, from founders, to new faces, to the global superstars like Eminem, Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg and Kanye West. He exposes the roots and history of Rap and then, through meeting many of its most famous protagonists, studies the living mechanism of the music to reveal 'The Art Of Rap'. This extraordinary film features unique performances from the entire cast, without resorting to archive material, to build a fresh and surprising take on the phenomenon that is Rap.
Peep the trailer below.
Q-Tip and Ice-T converse on the street of New York.
The Art of Rap is available on DVD, buy it HERE