Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap (2012)

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,… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: June 15, 2012
DVD Release Date: September 18, 2012
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Tom Huddleston
Time Out

There's no faulting the lyrical excellence on display. These guys are legends for a reason.

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Sara Stewart
New York Post

In his debut as a documentarian, Ice T creates a vibrant portrait of how and why rap came to be.

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Glenn Dunks

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

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Michelle Orange
Village Voice

Rap confirms the art of the form from the inside. Only time can sort out the rest.

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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times

This is a film that does sweat the technique, with at times illuminating and spirited results.

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Brian Costello
Common Sense Media

Fantastic hip-hop documentary has profanity, some drug use.

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Kevin C. Johnson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Essential viewing and a nice companion piece to "Wild Style," "Style Wars" and other key hip-hop documentaries.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

The interviews are often revealing and funny. And much of the music is tremendous.

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Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)

It's an insider's celebration of the form, studded with straight-to-camera rhymesmithery from its best practitioners.

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