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R| 1 hr. 50 min.

Plot Summary
Ice-T travels coast to coast interviewing rap performers such as Q-Tip, Common and Kanye West to pay tribute to the musical art form.

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Directors: Ice-T , Andy Baybutt

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Indomina

Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap (2012)

Release Date: June 15th, 2012|1 hr. 50 min.

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  • The Art of Rap was made by a hip-hop fiend for hip-hop fiends. I fit the description, and it's difficult for me to approach the film as an outsider. But if novices can make it through the barrage of interviews with artists they don't know, they'll learn plenty about a craft still grossly misrepresented by the mass media. show more

  • The faces and voices are endlessly compelling as they talk about what inspires them to lay down beats and recall the early days in New York. Ice-T, disentangled from acting, makes himself a fine focal point. show more

  • An insightful film about the creative talents that have made hip-hop an original, enduring American musical tradition. show more

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  • June 28, 2012 Gary Joyner
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    This Doc is good. Ice=t did his thing yo!

  • June 22, 2012 allowney
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    Solid movie, a few too many overhead shots of the city, and a little bit long for my tastes. Someone should have interrupted Kanye\'s longass segment as well. However, well done, and congratulations for bringing the true world of hip hop into a perspective that\'s easy to understand for those who are not regularly a part of that culture.

  • June 19, 2012 Chad
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    the best music, and most informative knowledge strraiight from the hipphop jam,. Straight from the old schoo tolthe new schooll.!! It is some non-stop dope shit. from tthe best kin the music industry.. .

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Ice-T On 'The Art Of Rap,' Controversial Hip-Hop And 'Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo'

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Moviefone Staff on Jun 12th, 2012 11:09AM

In 1992, Ice-T was considered a menace to society. His band, Body Count, had just released the song "Cop Killer," which drew the ire of law enforcement agents, the NRA and even President George H....

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