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Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap [DVD]

Afrika Bambaataa , Big Daddy Kane , Ice-t    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Afrika Bambaataa, Big Daddy Kane, Chuck D, Common, Dr. Dre
  • Directors: Ice-t
  • Format: PAL, Surround Sound
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 8 Oct 2012
  • Run Time: 110 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B008KMW8T6
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 32,862 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Ice T takes us on an intimate journey into the heart and soul of hip hop in a unique feature length film that goes beyond the stardom and the bling, to explore the minds of the grandmasters of the genre. Featuring interviews and performances from 47 of the biggest names in the business including Eminem, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Ice T, Kanye West, Common, Nas, Mos Def, Melle Mel, Chuck D, Afrika Bambaataa, Run Dmc, Q-Tip and many more. Ice T is granted unparalleled access to the personal lives of these legends, in this seminal take on how rap has developed as an expressive art form and a positive social and cultural force. An ode to music and the movement Ice T has been a force within. A must see for any fan of music.

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I enjoyed the film, very affectionate and entertaining, amazing to see so many huge names in one film..the raps were awesome too…Lots of fun… --Jonathan Crocker, Total Film

I really liked it, thought it was great.... it had pretty much everyone you could wish for as a hip-hop fan --Tom Ellen, Shortlist

A fascinating exploration of the art of rap, for fans and the uninitiated alike. --David Hughes, Empire


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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good 13 Aug 2012
By Beezy
Format:DVD
Out of the hip-hop movies I've seen, this is definitely up there as one of the best and well researched,
drawing from interviews with quite a few of the actual legends.

The main question you're probably asking with this documentary is-
how is this any different from the book How to Rap that came out a while back,
because that has 104 interviews with rappers (this documentary just has 47), and has a lot of the same people,
but even more and that book goes reeeeeally in depth... so does this documentary add anything new?

Well, the good thing is, this documentary is like a companion to that book, as it has a few different people and of course you get to see the people rapping freestyles to the camera, on screen.

So is this new ground? Not really, but it's nice that it was put together and it's definitely a welcome additional for anyone who is into the craft and taking an in depth look at the way hip-hop music is put together, rather than just the celebrity glitz and glamour that people normally focus on with hip-hop.

So yeah I would recommend getting this, good work.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By DC15
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
I must say I am a bit biased writing this as I have been an Ice-T fan since I was 9 years old and I first hear his O.G album(I'm 31 now).
However as a filmmaker myself I found this an excellent and highly informative documentary.
Many of the all time Hip-Hop greats are featured(Such as KRS-One, Dr.Dre,Eminem,Mellie Mel, Q-Tip,Afrika Bambaata, Kool Moe Dee, Big Daddy Kane and B-Real from Cypress Hill to name but a fraction)
The soundtrack is pumping and the visuals are amazing on Blu-Ray(Particularly the New York skyline).
There is a ton of extras and I could not recommend this wonderful documentary enough.
Well done Ice-T on an extraordinary directorial debut.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing 6 July 2013
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Intriguing film from Ice T, lots of insight in the process of creating rap, but also a lot of context information and the performances are great.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Art of Rap 9 May 2013
By Glenn
Format:Blu-ray
Great film very informative. Being a fan of Hip Hop and Rap it was good to learn how it come about and about the pioneers who made it what it is today.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Ice T - Haters Beware ! 8 Mar 2013
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Who better to make this film about the technique of rapping, than the seminal Ice T. Originally from the East Coast, he moved out to the West Coast where he discovered rap and hip-hop as it was being born. Ice T has always laid down serious street rhymes and he was "O.G" before most people even knew what it was. Ice T is a rapper who loves the word and in this documentary he goes from coast to coast to visit a wide group of other wordsmiths, including the mind-blowing Grandmaster Caz.Both Oldschool and Newschool rappers tell us about their influences, how they write rhymes and even spit a few lines right on the street corner where Ice T interviews them ! So you can forget about all that disposable MTV WeakWackWaterdDownWelfare crap and discover these American Poets and their passion for the word.Shakespeare beware - Last Poets be proud !
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great documentary 8 Mar 2013
Format:Blu-ray
I have followed the development of hip hop since my childhood in the early 80s living in the Bronx. This film effectively gives the viewer a good understanding of the art of rap. I am glad I have the blu-ray in my collection.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting 14 Feb 2013
By Rune
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
A very interesting movie/documentary. It's great to see so many oldschool MC's in the film - and listen to a lot of good hip-hop. I wish they have gone a bit more into the details on how the different rappers Works with lyrics. Used a bit more time on fewer MC's.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Something From Nothing 14 Feb 2013
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Well thought out documentary but I think Ice-T may have left out other formidable players in the rap game. Misunderstood music that came from nothing.
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