Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap R
by Various Artists

Hip Hop didn't invent anything. Hip Hop reinvented everything
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 51 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: September 18, 2012
  • Originally Released: 2011
  • Label: Indomina
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Outtakes featuring Dr. Dre, Eminem, Ice Cube, Kanye West, KRS-One, Q-Tip
    • Commentary by Ice-T
    • Commentary by producer Paul Toogood
    • The making of Art of Rap
    • Trailer
    • Unlock even more extras with QR Code inside
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Subtitles - English

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 28


User Ratings: 6,725
Rating: 3/5 -- Preaching to the choir, but that's no bad thing. Full Review
Little White Lies
Jul 19, 2012
Rating: 2/5 -- Achieves what it set out to do - to revaluate rap as an art form in its own right. However, it sadly fails to do so in an entertaining, visually-innovative or interesting manner. Full Review
Aug 23, 2018
Rating: 4/5 -- A very enjoyable and often fascinating movie. Full Review
Jul 18, 2012
What they don't talk about, on Ice-T's specific instructions, are the moral, social and psychological aspects of the art, and there's little on how rap relates to other forms of black music such as jazz, gospel or the blues. Full Review
Observer (UK)
Jul 22, 2012
Despite its relative shortcomings, the film is a must see for anybody like me who worships the golden era of hip-hop where the artists actually had something to say Full Review
Sep 8, 2013
3 stars out of 5 -- There's a stack of great moments: KRS-One explaining rap-battling's genesis...Ice revealing what he does when he forgets lyrics during a show, Grandmaster Caz writing a rap on the spot.
Total Film
Aug 1, 2012
Rating: 3/5 -- There's no faulting the lyrical excellence on display. These guys are legends for a reason. Full Review
Time Out
Jul 17, 2012

Product Description:

Join legendary rapper Ice T on a guided journey into the heart and soul of hip hop music as he travels from coast to coast, interviewing some of the most inspired and creative artists ever to step up to the mic. Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, KRS-ONE, Nas, MOS DEF, Afrika Bambaataa, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, RUN DMC, and a host of other artists reflect on the evolution of hip-hop, and the artists who have helped turn it into a global phenomenon.


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