I attended the screening for Ice-T’s film “Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap” at Tribeca Cinemas; it was the business and it’s worth the bread you’ll pay for a ticket, to see in theaters now.
Ice-T talks to rappers about the science of rap and he also serves as the documentary’s narrator. You’ll get insight from Rakim, Dr. Dre, Nas, Eminem, Royce Da 5’9″, Melle Mel and others on how they write a verse.
Every rapper approaches writing a song differently, but it’s the approach that sets each rapper apart; one of the things this documentary teaches you.
You get a chance to hear every MC interviewed by Ice-T spit a few bars –it was dope! Some freestyled and some kicked verses from songs we knew, but you’ll love it either way. Continue reading.