Imagine a documentary featuring the interviews and stories of the following Hip Hop legends: Afrika Bambaataa, Big Daddy Kane B-Real, Bun B, KRS-One, Immortal Technique, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Redman Grandmaster Caz from the Cold Crush Brothers, MC Lyte, Kanye West, Dr. Dre, Yaasin Bay aka Mos Def, Melle Mel, Nas, Chuck D, Raekwon and many more. Well that is what we have here from producer Ice T in Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap. The documentary features the story of Hip Hop lyricism as told by 54 of the most respected names in Hip Hop history.
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