• Released
  • June 15, 2012
  • R , 1 hr 50 min
  • Documentary
  • 37 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Ice-T travels coast to coast interviewing rap performers to pay tribute to the musical art form.

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80

The Guardian

By Peter Bradshaw
With a very simple premise, rapper Ice-T – this film's presenter and co-director with Andy Baybutt – has created a very enjoyable and often...
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80

Empire

By David Hughes
An extremely interesting insight, proving that rap music is an art form in its own right.
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75

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Kevin C. Johnson
Ice-T delivers a love letter to hip-hop with Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

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The Art of Rap was made by a hip-hop fiend for hip-hop fiends. I fit the description, and it's difficult for me to approach the film as an...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

An insightful film about the creative talents that have made hip-hop an original, enduring American musical tradition.
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63

New York Post

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T's formulaic interview style gives the proceedings a bit of a student-project vibe - perhaps understandable for a guy who clearly thinks...
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
The interviews are often revealing and funny. And much of the music is tremendous.
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60

Total Film

By Jonathan Crocker
Freestyle, funny but finally just too repetitive, Ice's affectionate home-movie needed someone to structure it into a deeper documentary.
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60

Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
The general takeaway, occasionally swaddled in pot clouds and boisterous laughter, is that verse-slinging requires serious thought and...
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
The faces and voices are endlessly compelling as they talk about what inspires them to lay down beats and recall the early days in New...
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Rated R | For Pervasive Language, Some Drug Content and Sexual References
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 16+ Fantastic hip-hop documentary has profanity, some drug use.
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