If you’re a fan of hip-hop, there’s a good chance you’re going to want to check this out. Ice-T’s documentary Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap made it’s debut at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and is set for a theatrical release in June. This film is sure to be as educational as it is entertaining. With all the misinterpretations that surround hip-hop, it’s always refreshing to see the authenticity of rap music being discussed celebrated on such a large scale. If that’s not enough to get you interested, peep the cast and read a brief synopsis below.
SOMETHING FROM NOTHING: THE ART OF RAP is a feature length performance documentary film about the runaway juggernaut that is Rap music. At the wheel of this unstoppable beast is the film’s director and interviewer Ice-T. Ice-T takes us on a deeply personal journey to uncover how this music of the street has grown to dominate the world. Along the way Ice-T meets some of the remarkable superstars of Rap, from Eminem to Dr Dre, to Snoop Dogg and Kanye West. He exposes the roots and history of Rap and then, through meeting most of it’s most famous protagonists studies the living mechanism of the music to reveal The Art Of Rap. This film features unique performances from it’s entire cast and does not use any archive material.
Cast: Afrika Bambaataa, Big Daddy Kane, B-Real, Bun B, Chino XL, Common, DJ Premier, DMC, Doug E. Fresh, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Grandmaster Caz, Ice Cube, Ice-T, Immortal Technique, Joe Budden, Kanye West, Kool Keith, KRS-One, Lord Finesse, Lord Jamar, Marley Marl, MC Lyte, Melle Mel, Mos Def, Nas, Puerto Rico, Q-Tip, Raekwon, Rakim, Ras Kass, Redman, Snoop Dogg, Xhibit