Visually luscious and drenched with the big beats of classic cuts and freestyle rhyming by some of the masters of the music, Something From Nothing: The Art of ..." /> Skip to main content
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Rated R for pervasive language including sexual references, and some drug content.

R In Theaters 06/15/2012 , 113min.
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"Hip-hop didn't invent anything...Hip-Hop reinvented everything." - Grandmaster Caz

Visually luscious and drenched with the big beats of classic cuts and freestyle rhyming by some of the masters of the music, Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap is a performance documentary about the runaway juggernaut that is Hip-Hop. At the wheel of this unstoppable beast is Ice-T, who takes us on a personal journey into the asphalt roots of the music that saved his life.

This film is not about stardom, bling, or beef; it's about craft and skill-what goes on inside the minds and erupts from the lips of rap legends. Ice-T travels from coast to coast, engaging intimately with the likes of Afrika Bambaataa, Eminem, Nas, Mos Def, Kanye West, Chuck D, KRS-One, Snoop Dogg, Run-DMC, and Ice Cube. The film features original rapping and some classic never heard before a cappellas from the mouths of the creators. What emerges is a mighty soul tribute to the original American art form that brought poetry to a new generation.
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Genre(s): Documentary,Special Interest
  • Run Time: 113min.
  • Theatrical Release Date: 06/15/2012
  • DVD Release Date: 09/18/2012
  • Distributor(s): Indomina Releasing
  • Director(s): Ice-T
  • Starring: Mos Def , Afrika Bambaataa , Eminem , B-Real , Snoop Dogg
  • Tone: Gritty
  • Keywords: rap-music
  • Country of Origin: USA - Limited (06-15-2012)
  • Language: English

Sundance Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Sundance Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

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