something from nothing: the art of rap official 2012 trailer

April 16, 2012

‘Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap’ was a hit at Sundance. Are you gonna go see it? It will be in theaters starting June 15th, 2012.
The movie, directed by Ice-T, features numerous hip-hop heavy players and a few legends too.
Afrika Bambaataa, KRS-One, Chuck D (Public Enemy), Yasiin Bey (Mos Def), Q-Tip, Nas, Common, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg and many more share their thoughts about hip-hop music, the creative process, hip-hop culture, etc.
“Ice-T takes us on an intimate journey into the heart and soul of hip-hop with the legends of rap music. This performance documentary goes beyond the stardom and the bling to explore what goes on inside the minds, and erupts from the lips, of the grandmasters of rap. Recognized as the godfather of Gangsta rap, Ice-T is granted unparalleled access to the personal lives of the masters of this artform that he credits for saving his life. Interspersed with the performers’ insightful, touching, and often funny revelations are classic raps, freestyle rhymes, and never before heard a cappellas straight from the mouths of the creators. What emerges is a better understanding of, and a tribute to, an original American art form that brought poetry to a new generation.”