Posted in RAP NEWSJanuary 7, 2014
We’ve officially wrapped up a big year for the genre we all love– new albums from Jay Z, Kanye West, Pusha T, Mac Miller, Drake, Juicy J (and the list goes on), only made 2013 that much sweeter. Mix in a new-found competition brought on by, you guessed it, “Control,” and all the free mixtapes we’ve received in 2013, and this past year was definitely a good one. Apart from the usual rap antics, 2013 was significant as it marked 40 years since hip-hop’s inception, starting out in the Bronx borough of New York City and spreading across the world. Now that we entered a new year, we’ve decided to take a look back at some of the biggest moments throughout the last four decades of hip-hop.
Posted in RAP NEWSJune 14, 2012
Ice T premiered his anticipated documentary “Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap” at Lincoln Center, in New York City on Wednesday night, hosting guests like Fabolous, Busta Rhymes, DJ Khaled and MTV New correspondent, Sway Calloway. Ice introduced the film by giving some background on his vision, explaining the importance of the ‘craft’ of hip-hop and telling the crowd, “Sorry if I’m talking too much, this is like the most exciting night of my life.” Ice continued celebrating his directorial debut with an afterparty at Highline Ballroom, with performances from Rakim, Chuck D. More about the film after the jump.
Posted in RAP NEWSJanuary 30, 2012
Date: Monday – January 30, 2012
The Indomina Group has acquired worldwide rights to Ice-T’s documentary “Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap,” the company said Sunday.
The sales price was not disclosed.
In the performance movie, Ice-T travels across the country, working with Afrika Bambaataa, Grandmaster Caz, Nas, Mos Def, Eminem, Chuck D, KRS-One, Run-DMC, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube and Snoop Dogg.
The movie, which Ice-T directed with Andy Baybutt, is a personal story of the music that saved Ice-T’s life.
“Something From Nothing” shows the craft and skill of rap and explores what goes on inside the minds of the genre’s legends.
“The Art of Rap is a perfect fit for Indomina,” the company’s vice chairman and CEO, Jasbinder Singh Mann, said in a statement. “A masterfully crafted, superbly riveting and star studded film about rap that only Ice-T could deliver. This is a film that shares the same DNA as Indomina and speaks directly to our core audience. We’re thrilled to have ‘Art of Rap’ on our theatrical release slate and eager to give audiences around the world the opportunity discover this brilliant film.”
Indomina plans a theatrical release in North America this summer.
Mann launched the Indomina Group in 2008. The company operates in Los Angeles and the Dominican Republic.
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Posted in UncategorizedJuly 21, 2010
Posted: Tuesday – July 20, 2010
Gangster rap pioneer Ice-T took to Twitter to address his brief detainment in New York this morning for driving with a suspended license and not wearing a seatbelt.
The rapper, who was released shortly after his arrest this morning, blasted the officer who detained him and posted police officer’s badge number.
“Some punk bitch rookie cop named Fisher #10026 made the arrest of his bullshit career today, arresting the Notorious Ice T for no seatbelt,” Ice-T Tweeted.
According to Ice-T, there was a heated exchange between himself and the officer , who immediately recognized him.
“I know who you are and I don’t give a fuck,” Ice-T tweeted. “That was right after I called him a punk bitch. Then they questioned me about FLTG.”
Ice-T also chastised media outlets for reporting on his arrest and making it national news, for what considered a petty infraction.
“The fact that it made national news in 10 min. Raises the question… How petty is our news today? What about the War and the Gulf?”
Ice-T also denied reports that his license is suspended.