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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Ice-T
Ice Cube
Chuck D
Dr. Dre
Eminem
Melle Mel
Directors
Ice-T
Andy Baybutt
Screenwriters
Running Time
111 minutes

Something From Nothing: The Art Of Rap
Ice-T's bass odyssey


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Plot
Ice-T's documentary is neither a history of rap nor an investigation into its association with gangs and the like. Instead, the pioneer gangster rapper explores the origins of the music genre, primarily by asking contemporaries like Eminem and Dr Dre about what they, as rappers, strive for - their topics, their standards, their influences, their writing and improvising and how they hope to inspire future rappers.


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An extremely interesting insight, proving that rap music is an art form in its own right.


Reviewed by David Hughes

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