“Something to Nothing: The Art of Rap” Follows the Origins of Hip Hop and Rap Up to Its Current Form

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Slated to be released on June 15th, director/producer/rapper/actor Ice-T traces the orgins of hip hop and rap from its early days to its present state through his documentary, Something to Nothing: The Art of Rap.  Ice-T focuses on the development of hip hop and rap, which are both original American art forms, through imagery and commentary from some of the most pivotal figures of the art forms including MC Lyte, Afrika Bambaataa, Big Daddy Kane, Doug E. Fresh, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Ice Cube, Ice-T, Q-Tip, Kanye West, and more.  Take a look at the trailer below.

I will definitely be checking this out once it hits theaters.  I only wish they would have included input from more female artists such as Queen Latifah, Roxanne Shante, Salt-n-Pepa, Lil Kim, Foxy Brown, Missy Elliott, and more.  It would be refreshing to hear more about the growth of this music form from a female perspective.

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