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SOMETHING FROM NOTHING: THE ART OF RAP

UK / USA, 2012 (MIFF 2012, Backbeat)

Director: Ice-T

SOMETHING FROM NOTHING: THE ART OF RAP

“Hip-hop didn't invent anything. Hip-hop reinvented everything.” - Grandmaster Caz

Featuring classic raps, freestyle rhymes and never-before-heard a capellas from some of the all-time masters of the genre, Something From Nothing: The Art Of Rap is an intimate, insightful documentary about the music known as the voice of a people. As an iconic godfather of gangsta rap, director Ice-T is in the perfect position to take audiences on a personal journey with him into the heart and soul of hip-hop, the music that saved his life.

Going beyond the ostentatious façade of bling and Cristal, Something From Nothing: The Art Of Rap explores the craft and skill behind the music. Offering an insight into the minds of rap's grandmasters, the film is filled with thoughtful, touching and often funny revelations from artists including Afrika Bambaataa, Chuck D, Dr Dre, Eminem, Kanye West, Nas, Q-Tip, Rakim, Snoop Dogg and many more, ultimately providing a deeper understanding of, and tribute to, an art form unlike any other.

Screens with the FOCUS FORWARD short THE AUTO-TUNE EFFECT (USA, 3 mins).

D Ice-T P Paul Toogood WS Kaleidoscope Film Distribution TD DCP/2012

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