VH1 premiered Ice-T’s documentary Something From Nothing: The Art Of Rap on Thursday night and, in case anyone missed it, here’s a chance to watch the flick in its entirety.
The film relives the genre’s inception and takes the viewer though its evolution over the last couple decades. In his role as director, Ice-T takes it straight to the source by interviewing the likes of KRS-One, Melle Mel, Grandmaster Caz and damn near all of rap’s godfathers. As he makes his way through time, visionaries both old and new make appearances. Look for Kanye West, Eminem, Immortal Technique, Mos Def, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Rakim, and Run DMC. And we’re just scratching the surface; there are A LOT of big names present.
For the younger generation, The Art Of Rap’s an engaging, accurate Hip-Hop History crash course. And to the wizened readers, here’s something nostalgic that’ll take you back to your come-up days.