Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap – dir. Ice-T, 2012 – PREMIERE

date: 02/08/2012 time: 21:00 film program: music my love film program: the audience poll artistic program: films

UK, USA | 2012 | 106 min
reż|dir Ice-T prod|pro Paul Toogood zdj|ph Andy Baybutt, Jeremy Hewson muz|mus  Nick Faber mon|ed Kieran Smyth ob|cast Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Lord Jamar, Ice Cube, Xzibit, Kanye West dys|dis Kaleidoscope Film Distribution


Ice-T takes the viewers for a ride into the world of rap. In a double role, that of director and that of an actor, he offers a personal story about how street music grew strong and began dominating the world. In the process, Ice-T meets a wide range of talented rappers; from the founders, the old troupers, and the new faces, to the widely-known superstars like Eminem, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, and Kayne West. He reveals the roots and history of rap music, to later show the living mechanism of music and “The Art of Rap” itself, thanks to the meetings with the genre’s heroes. The film includes the phenomenal performances of 47 of the biggest names in the business and, without referring to the archive materials, builds a new and surprising narration about the phenomenon of mostly black musicians.

Ice-T (1958)
Legendary rapper, born Tracy Marrow in Newark, New Jersey. After the death of his parents in his teenage years, he moved to Los Angeles to stay with his aunt. A giant of the West Coast, he exerted great influence on the emergence of gangsta rap. In his politically engaged songs he stands out against racism, among other things. He had much success as a TV actor. “Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap” is his directing debut.