This year’s Sundance rocked a crowd with some serious swag — Chris Rock, Will Ferrell, Taylor Swift (what?). But that’s nothing compared to the hoopla that went down during Ice-T’s Something from Nothing: the Art of Rap premiere.
Morphing Park City’s MARC theater into a sweat box, first-time director Ice-T filled seats with his producers and moguls from the film — Chuck D, Grandmaster Caz, anyone? There were hip-hop diehards mixed with shorties who couldn’t bust a rhyme, but know this: No head was left unbopped.
His doc hits multiplexes today. Bounce along as he picks the brains of more than 40 of the world’s best word wizards, revealing how they craft their masterpieces and how their craft has broken boundaries and opened eyes. Think Snoop, Dre, Nas, Kanye, Common, Q-Tip, a candid Eminem, Run, and the DMC. Though Ice-T hits up rappers from the past 30 years, nothing’s old school about this tell-all. No archival footage — just masters living in the now. And dropping some pretty fresh on-the-fly freestyle versing. See, your head’s ringin’ already.
It’s like: Rappers’ delight.
Take: Your crew.
Photo: Courtesy of Indomina Releasing