Something From Nothing: The Art Of Rap
Directed by: Ice-T, Andy Baybutt
The plot: Documentary about the men and women who propelled rap into the musical mainstream. Almost 50 interview subjects are shoe-horned into 111 minutes, from old skool legend Grandmaster Caz, who surmises, "Hip hop didn't invent anything, hip hop re-invented everything!" to a typically chilled Snoop Dogg. Popular figures like 50 Cent, Jay-Z and Queen Latifah don't warrant a mention but the film embraces other icons including Chuck D from Public Enemy, Q-Tip and Eminem.
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"An extremely interesting insight, proving that rap music is an art form in its own right."
"There's no faulting the lyrical excellence on display. These guys are legends for a reason."
"A very enjoyable and often fascinating movie."