Something From Nothing: The Art Of Rap Various Artists on 2LP
Visually luscious and drenched with the big beats of classic cuts and freestyle rhyming by some of the masters of the music, Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap is a performance documentary about the runaway juggernaut that is Hip-Hop. At the wheel of this unstoppable beast is Ice-T, who takes us on a personal journey into the asphalt roots of the music that saved his life.
This film is not about stardom, bling, or beef; it’s about craft and skill, what goes on inside the minds and erupts from the lips of rap legends. Ice-T travels from coast to coast, engaging intimately with the likes of Afrika Bambaataa, Eminem, Nas, Mos Def, Kanye West, Chuck D, KRS-One, Snoop Dogg, Run-DMC, and Ice Cube. The film features original rapping and some classic never heard before a cappellas from the mouths of the creators. What emerges is a mighty soul tribute to the original American art form that brought poetry to a new generation.
Last but certainly not least, what would a hip-hop documentary be without the music? And it makes perfect sense then that the accompanying original motion picture soundtrack of such a film would truly steal the show right! Collected here are landmark recordings from such hip-hop luminaries as Ice-T himself, N.W.A., Run-DMC, Eric B. & Rakim, KRS One, Big Daddy Kane, Nas, Gang Starr, Wu-Tang Clan, Rob Base, Afrika Bambaataa, Q-Tip and Public Enemy among others!
Something From Nothing: The Art Of Rap Various Artists Track Listing:
1. Ice – T - Freestyle (Live Acapella)
2. N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton
3. RUN-DMC - Sucker M.C.'s (Krush-Groove 1)
4. Eric B. & Rakim - Follow The Leader
5. KRS One - Freestyle (Live Acapella)
6. Big Daddy Kane - Raw
7. Nas - The World Is Yours
8. Gang Starr - Full Clip
9. Immortal Technique - New Jack Hustler (Live Acapella)
10. Wu-Tang Clan - As High As Wu-Tang Get
11. Das EFX - Real Hip-Hop
12. Melle Mel - Freestyle (Live Acapella)
13. Schoolly D - P.S.K. 'What Does It Mean'?
14. Ultramagnetic MC’s - Ego Trippin'
15. Ras Kass - Bentleys & Bitches (Live Acapella)
16. Mantronix - King Of The Beats
17. Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock - It Takes Two
18. Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force - Don't Stop... Planet Rock
19. Lord Jamar - The Kid Magic (Live Acapella)
20. Q-Tip - Vivrant Thing (Club Mix)
21. MC Lyte - Cold Rock A Party
22. Public Enemy - Harder Than You Think...Just Like That
23. Grandmaster Caz - The Art of Rap (Live Acapella)