Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap Documentary
At the core of rap, it always comes back to lyricism and your way with words. From the dudes that collectively make up Wu-Tang Clan to the Queens-bred emcee simply known as Nas, your respect in the hip-hop world comes first and foremost from the way you finesse a quick 16. The 2012 documentary Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap delves into that by conducting interviews with today’s biggest names in the game and the industry execs that have been around long enough to lay down some proper knowledge. On top of the fact that it’s narrated by Ice-T, the documentary is an authentic piece of work that shows how an urban subculture that started in the Bronx could grow into an influential platform worldwide.