Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap


This documentary stars Ice-T, who speaks to countless hip-hop legends about their craft and about the genre that has changed our lives. Some of the big names include Afrika Bambaataa, Bun B, Common, DJ Premier, DMC, Doug E. Fresh, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Grandmaster Caz, Ice Cube, Immortal Technique, Joe Budden, Kanye West, KRS One, MC Lyte, Nas, Q-Tip, Raekwon, Redman, Royce Da 5'9, Run, Salt, Snoop Dogg, Treach, Xzibit, and Mos Def/Yasiin Bey. The film comes to theatres this Friday, June 15th. I'll post the trailer and update about it after I see it! Are you as excited as I am?


So, I went out opening night and saw it. The theatre was almost empty, which is quite disappointing. This film NEEDS more coverage. If you like hip-hop at all, you must see this film. Ice Cube takes you through the history of hip-hop and meets with some of the greatest artists who made it all happen. When I say artists, I mean ARTISTS. Actually talented individuals who made hip-hop an art form. Not the "artists" who are on the radio today. They don't deserve the title of artist, because what they do is not art.

These rappers, however, talk about how they came into the game, who and what influenced them, and they each drop a verse that is a testament to both themselves and the genre. Some you may know, some you may not, and some are brand new. As much as I thought I knew about hip-hop, this movie showed me I have so much more to learn. You have to go see this film. Now!!!


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