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50 Years of Hip-Hop


Thursday, April 11, 2024 | 7:30pm

Little Theatre 1 (240 East Ave.)
Doors open at 7:00pm

Regular ticket prices
Tickets available online in advance, or at the door.

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 the 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 Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Eminem, Nas, Mos Def, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Chuck D, KRS-One, Afrika Bambaataa, and Run-DMC. 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.

Not Rated | 1 hour 47 mins | Documentary, Music | 2012
USA | English

Directed by Ice-T and Andy Baybutt

About the series

So Fetch!
50 Years of Hip-Hop

From February to July, The Little will be presenting a “mixtape” series of films celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Hip-Hop. With both narrative and documentary films, this series will highlight the music, the culture, and artists who have shaped our collective consciousness, influenced cinema and media, and ultimately changed the world.. See the films in this series