Eminem, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg And More In ‘Something To Nothing: The Art Of Rap’ Trailer [Video]
A film on the lyricism of hip-hop has been long overdue, which is why Ice-T decided to put the self-produced documentary ‘Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap‘ in theaters this summer.
The rap icon’s critically-lauded film examines the intricacies of rhyming in hip-hop with discussions from some of its important creators. In the film, Ice-T interviews 54 of the most influential lyricists, including Eminem, Chuck D, Snoop Dogg, KRS-One, Kanye West, Ice Cube, Q-Tip, Nas, Big Daddy Kane, Mos Def and many others.
The trailer offers a few snippets of conversations Ice-T had with these distinguished creators of rhyme. “It didn’t start out as a pop cultural movement, it didn’t have pop culture ambitions,” says Mos Def about hip-hop. “It’s a folk art, it’s folk music.” Later, when Snoop Dogg is asked to explain his rhyme style, he simply says, “I would say my style is Taekwondo.”
This looks like a great documentary that hip-hop heads and even novices of the culture can watch and enjoy.
Ice-T’s documentary ‘Something to Nothing: The Art of Rap’ will open in theaters on June 15.
Watch the ‘Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap’ Official Trailer