By Resita Cox
It’s been over a year since Ice-T’s ‘Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap’ 2012 documentary hit theaters, and the film is still worth seeing.
Ice-T and co-director Andy Baybutt set out to document the craft of being a ‘hip-hop’ artist, whether being from the East or the West coast. Ice-T interviewed 52 rappers across the U.S. for the film, including legends such as Big Daddy Kane, Grandmaster Caz, Snoop Dogg, and Dr. Dre.
The idea of the documentary is to illuminate that hip-hop isn’t as easy as one may think. Throughout the film Ice-T shows Grandmaster Caz’s creative process as he writes his ‘The Art of Rap’ rhyme, which he raps during the documentary.
‘Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap’ was an official selection for the Sundance Film Festival in 2012. The film was released in theaters on June 15, 2012.
The film is now available on Netflix and Amazon and is a great watch for any hip-hop fiend or ole school rap fan.