Ice-T’s “Art of Rap” documentary that premiered at Sundance earlier finally has an official release date. The film is set to hit theaters nationwide on June 15th.
Below is the description of the film from the filmmakers:
SOMETHING FROM NOTHING: THE ART OF RAP is a feature length performance documentary film about the runaway juggernaut that is Rap music. At the wheel of this unstoppable beast is the film’s director and interviewer Ice-T. Ice-T takes us on a deeply personal journey to uncover how this music of the street has grown to dominate the world. Along the way Ice-T meets some of the remarkable superstars of Rap, from Eminem to Dr Dre, to Snoop Dogg and Kanye West. He exposes the roots and history of Rap and then, through meeting most of it’s most famous protagonists studies the living mechanism of the music to reveal The Art Of Rap. This film features unique performances from it’s entire cast and does not use any archive material.
Ice T may not know too many female emcees because by the looks of it there are only a handful of them in the film. Cheryl ‘Salt’ James, MC Lyte and Queen Latifah make appearances but they’re not readily featured in the film’s promo materials—I had to dig through IMDB and reviews to get those three names.
Interviewees include: Afrika Bambaataa, Big Daddy Kane, B-Real, Bun B, Chino XL, Common, DJ Premier, DMC, Doug E. Fresh, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Grandmaster Caz, Ice Cube, Ice-T, Immortal Technique, Joe Budden, Kanye West, Kool Keith, KRS-One, Lord Finesse, Lord Jamar, Marley Marl, MC Lyte, Melle Mel, Mos Def, Nas, Puerto Rico, Q-Tip, Raekwon, Rakim, Ras Kass, Redman, Snoop Dogg, Xhibit.