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Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap (21-Jan-2012)

Directors: Andy Baybutt; Ice-T

Keywords: Music Documentary, Rap

Musical documentary examines the history of rap music and its eventual rise to worldwide popularity.

ABSTRACT
Presented by rapper-cum-actor Ice-T, Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap focuses on the history and rise to prominence of the musical genre advertised in its title, bringing together industry stalwarts running the gamut from Kanye West to Snoop Dogg to provide a window of insight into how rap music broke beyond prejudice levied against its African-American connotations to transcend cultural boundaries and wind up firmly in the mainstream.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Afrika Bambaataa
Musician
17-Apr-1957   Hip Hop pioneer, Planet Rock
Big Daddy Kane
Musician
10-Sep-1968   King Asiatic Nobody's Equal
Joe Budden
Rapper
31-Aug-1980   New Jersey rapper/mixer
Bun B
Rapper
19-Mar-1973   Half of UGK
Common
Rapper
13-Mar-1972   Jazz-rap performer
Ice Cube
Rapper
15-Jun-1969   N.W.A., Boyz N the Hood
Chuck D
Rapper
1-Aug-1960   The rhyme animal
D.M.C.
Rapper
31-May-1964   Run-D.M.C.
Mos Def
Rapper
11-Dec-1973   Black On Both Sides
DJ Premier
Disc Jockey
21-Mar-1966   Pri-Pri-Pri-Premier, Premier
Snoop Dogg
Rapper
20-Oct-1971   Sippin' on gin, juice
Dr. Dre
Music Producer
18-Feb-1965   Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang
Eminem
Rapper
17-Oct-1972   The Real Slim Shady
Doug E. Fresh
Rapper
17-Sep-1966   Rap artist
Ice-T
Rapper
16-Feb-1958   Pimp, Cop Killer
Cheryl James
Singer
8-Apr-1964   Salt of Salt-N-Pepa
Kool Keith
Rapper
c. 1965   Ultramagnetic MCs, Dr. Octagon
KRS-One
Rapper
20-Aug-1965   Father figure for hip-hop
MC Lyte
Rapper
11-Oct-1971   Groundbreaking female rapper
Nas
Rapper
14-Sep-1973   Illmatic
Q-Tip
Rapper
10-Apr-1970   A Tribe Called Quest
Raekwon
Musician
12-Jan-1968   Wu-Tang Clan and solo rapper
Rakim
Rapper
28-Jan-1968   Eric B and Rakim
Redman
Rapper
17-Apr-1970   Hip hop artist, Whut? Thee Album
Run
Musician
14-Nov-1964   Run-D.M.C.
Treach
Actor
2-Dec-1970   Naughty By Nature
Kanye West
Music Producer
8-Jun-1977   The College Dropout
Xzibit
Rapper
8-Jan-1974   Pimp My Ride

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