* Cinemas with audio described and subtitled performances.
The Art Of Rap (15)
Release date: 19 July 2012
Running time: 111 mins
Director: Ice-T, Andy Baybutt
Starring: Ice-T, Dr Dre, Snopp Dogg, Ice Cube, Kanye West, Eminem
A fascinating, in-depth look at rap music with some of the biggest names in the industry and how it has risen to dominate the world.
From its birth on the streets to selling out arenas all over the world, rap music has become one of American's most popular original art forms. Now Ice-T, recognised as the godfather of Gangsta rap, takes audiences on a journey to show how the music has transformed the lives of those who create and listen to it. With unparalleled access to some of the biggest names in the industry, Ice-T meets everyone from the founders to the newest faces of hip-hop including Dr Dre, Ice-T, Snoop Dog, Mos Def, Common and Kanye West. As well as charting the history of rap music, the film also features freestyle rhymes, classic raps and poignant revelations straight from the mouths of the original artists. The film is a love letter to the art form that has inspired and influenced generations all over the world.
You should see it because: You should see it because: It's an intimate and never-before-seen look at the world of hip-hop with some of the most famous rappers on the planet.
See it if you liked: Soul Power (2008), Gunnin' For That #1 Spot (2008), Marley (2012)