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The story of the hip-hop DJ from the birth of hip-hop to the invention of scratching and "beat-juggling" vinyl, to the more recent "turntablism" movement. Underdogs and virtuosos who have radically changed the way we hear and create music.
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SOMETHING FROM NOTHING: THE ART OF RAP is a feature length performance documentary about the runaway juggernaut that is Rap music. At the wheel of this unstoppable beast is the film's director and interviewer Ice-T. Taking us on a deeply personal journey Ice-T uncovers how this music of the street has grown to dominate the world. Along the way Ice-T meets a whole spectrum of Hip-Hop talent, from founders, to new faces, to the global superstars like Eminem, Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg and Kanye West. He exposes the roots and history of Rap and then, through meeting many of its most famous protagonists, studies the living mechanism of the music to reveal 'The Art Of Rap'. This extraordinary film features unique performances from the entire cast, without resorting to archive material, to build a fresh and surprising take on the phenomenon that is Rap.Written by
I've been turned on to rap/hip hop in my 40's. I find the history very important. I enjoy learning about the roots and evolution. Someone I trust that has a wide ranging knowledge base recommended this. REALLY appreciated it. It definitely widened my learning. This is definitely the era I dig most. Ice T did an excellent job at selecting who he interviewed. I love Rakim so just that very small scene was worth it. I think the title Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap sums it up for me. As I said I am a latecomer to the art of rap but it hands down no question an Art. As well as a very important part of history in this country. Very important.
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