About this movie
Cast & Crew
- Afrika Bambaataa
- Big Daddy Kane
- Dana Dane
- Dj Premier
- Doug Fresh
- Dr. Dre
- Freddie Foxxx
- Grandmaster Caz
- Ice Cube
- Immortal Technique
- Joe Budden
- Kanye West
- Kool Keith
- Andy Baybutt
- Paul Toogood
- Jorge Hinojosa
- Alison Toogood
- Simon D. Pearce
- David Kaplan
Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap
Reviews by Rotten Tomatoes
percent positive reviews
Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
It's an insider's celebration of the form, studded with straight-to-camera rhymesmithery from its best practitioners.– Full review
Peter Bradshaw, Guardian [UK]
A very enjoyable and often fascinating movie.– Full review
Tom Huddleston, Time Out
There's no faulting the lyrical excellence on display. These guys are legends for a reason.– Full review
David Hughes, Empire Magazine
An extremely interesting insight, proving that rap music is an art form in its own right.– Full review
Michelle Orange, Village Voice
Rap confirms the art of the form from the inside. Only time can sort out the rest.– Full review
Sara Stewart, New York Post
In his debut as a documentarian, Ice T creates a vibrant portrait of how and why rap came to be.– Full review
Nicolas Rapold, New York Times
This is a film that does sweat the technique, with at times illuminating and spirited results.– Full review
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