Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap is a new documentary that takes viewers inside the heart and soul of hip-hop – the growth, the music, the culture and most importantly the people. Fresh off its premiere at the Sundance film festival (where it was praised as a must-see) the film takes a truly honest approach to exploring the journey of the music, once dismissed as street music, right up to the world-conquering present, wherein rap has rightfully taken its place as legitimate genre (with sub-genres, even) and a cultural force to be reckoned with. Narrated and directed by original gangster Ice-T, who takes a personal approach to highlighting the high and lows via interviews with the likes of Yasiin, Snoop, Kanye, Em, Nas and a whole grip of other legendary MCs. Looks like this just might be one of the better documentaries on the subject we’re ever likely to get, so do check it out (above).
spotted at NR