Visually luscious and drenched with the big beats of classic cuts and freestyle rhyming by some of the masters of the music, SOMETHING FROM NOTHING: THE ART OF RAP is a performance documentary about the runaway juggernaut that is hip-hop. At the wheel of this unstoppable beast is Ice-T who with co-director Andy Baybut takes us on a personal journey into the asphalt roots of the music that saved his life.
Ice-T travels from coast to coast, engaging intimately with the likes of Afrika Bambaataa, Chuck D, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Grandmaster Caz, Ice Cube, KRS-One, Nas, Run-DMC, Snoop Dogg and Yasiin Bey formerly known as Mos Def. What emerges is a mighty soul tribute to the original American art form that brought poetry to a new generation.
European Premiere & Concert event timings:7.00pm – European Premiere screening of SOMETHING FROM NOTHING: THE ART OF RAP
9.00pm – Live performances from Ice-T, Chuck D, Melle Mel & Raekwon
The film has its European Premiere on Thursday 19 July at Hammersmith Apollo with a concert to follow with Ice-T, Raekwon, Chuck D & Melle Mel. Then it goes on general release across the UK the following day.