While Ice-T‘s premiere documentary Something From Nothing: The Art Of Rap hit theaters three months ago, it had only grossed 150K in its opening weekend. The film then took an alternative approach, and turned to cable TV to broadcast the production. Last night, VH1 re-debuted the documentary that was an official selection for this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

“The film is about the craft [of rap],” says Ice-T in the opening seconds of The Art Of Rap. Narrating the artistic phenomenon through a series of interviews, the veteran rapper probes at exactly “what it takes to write a rap, what goes on inside the head of the masters.” Collecting cameos from Afrika Bambaata and Big Daddy Kane to Eminem and Kanye, the film features the biggest influencers of hip hop.

Watch the  VH1-premiered documentary in its entirety after the jump…

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