The art of rap

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Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap review

the art of rap

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W ith a very simple premise, rapper Ice-T this film's presenter and co-director with Andy Baybutt has created a very enjoyable and often fascinating movie. His purpose is to discuss rap and hip-hop with some of its biggest stars, as far as possible concentrating on the technical aspects of composition the prosody of rap. He's not interested in the bling or the gangsta-ism, or even much in its actual history: simply the business of rap itself. Essentially, what results is a series of impromptu performances by the pool, on street corners, in the studio. Some might feel that there is too much mutual male admiration. But the performances can be mesmerising: aggressive, defiant, toweringly incorrect, brutally offensive and brilliant: some stunning displays of linguistic dexterity.

M ost people think rap is just a hobby some street dudes have that we just improvise. The film features contributions from every great rapper in Ice-T's contact book, people I've grown up appreciating. We see them writing lyrics on paper. That might be because they are from a slightly older generation; younger MCs probably compose on BlackBerrys these days, but I think that's bad. There's something about transferring words to the page that helps you memorise them. We get a real insight into how these different artists do what they do.

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