A new documentary film Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap is setting out to show that rap is about more than just beats, hooks, money and women.
Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap sets out to show the importance of lyricism in rap music.
Many of times, rap has been either about beef or money or women, or something else, but in this documentary, which is directed by hip hop icon Ice-T, it’s about rap and the craft and skills that it takes.
Ice-T travels from city to city, conversing with the likes of hip hop’s finest including Nas, Mos Def, Kanye West, Chuck D, KRS-One, Melle Mel, Afrika Bambaataa, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Run-DMC, Ice Cube and others.
The film is currently showing in Memphis in the following movie theaters:
Malco Majestic Cinema
7051 Malco Crossing, Memphis, TN
Malco Wolfchase Galleria
2766 North Germantown Parkway, Memphis, TN
The film also features a soundtrack of rap hits including N.W.A – Straight Outta Compton, Nas – The World Is Yours, Wu-Tang Clan – As High As Wu-Tang Get, Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock – It Takes Two , Q-Tip – Vivrant Thing (Club Mix) and more..
Ice – T – Freestyle (Live Acapella)
N.W.A – Straight Outta Compton
RUN-DMC – Sucker M.C.’s (Krush-Groove 1)
Eric B. & Rakim – Follow The Leader
KRS One – Freestyle (Live Acapella)
Big Daddy Kane – Raw
Nas – The World Is Yours
Gang Starr – Full Clip
Immortal Technique – New Jack Hustler (Live Acapella)
Wu-Tang Clan – As High As Wu-Tang Get
Das EFX – Real Hip-Hop
Melle Mel – Freestyle (Live Acapella)
Schoolly D – P.S.K. ‘What Does It Mean’?
Ultramagnetic MC’s – Ego Trippin’
Ras Kass – Bentleys & Bitches (Live Acapella)
Mantronix – King Of The Beats
Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock – It Takes Two
Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force – Don’t Stop… Planet Rock
Lord Jamar – The Kid Magic (Live Acapella)
Q-Tip – Vivrant Thing (Club Mix)
MC Lyte – Cold Rock A Party
Public Enemy – Harder Than You Think…Just Like That
Grandmaster Caz – The Art of Rap (Live Acapella)
More information is available at the official website at http://theartofrap.com.