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Ice-T, Director, Talks Sundance Hip-Hop Doc Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap

Sundance 2012 - Ice-T's Something fro Nothing: The Art of Rap (photo: Getty Images)

It says something about how far Ice-T has come since his gangsta rap days that his directorial debut, the hip-hop documentary Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap, premiered at Sundance to a house packed with hip-hop heads and white older moviegoers who likely know Ice better from Law & Order: SVU than “New Jack Hustler.” And it says something about the film itself, which explores the historical landscape of hip-hop in intimate detail with over 40 of Ice-T’s fellow rappers, that even the L&O-watching grandmas in the audience were bopping their heads the whole way through.
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