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Ice T: Mr T waxes lyrical about the “greatest documentary of all time”, hip-hop yarn Something From Nothing: A History of Rap Chic: Nile Rodgers talks us you through the soundtrack of his life. Punch Brothers: bluegrass maestro and former …

Fri, Jul 13, 2012, 08:35

   

Ice T: Mr T waxes lyrical about the “greatest documentary of all time”, hip-hop yarn Something From Nothing: A History of Rap

Chic: Nile Rodgers talks us you through the soundtrack of his life.

Punch Brothers: bluegrass maestro and former Nickel Creek-er Chris Thile on his new Plunk Rock project

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes: Alex Ebert on why he’s a rapper at heart.

The sequels that should never be made: why the very notion of Raging Bull 2 makes Donald Clarke fume.

Plus CD reviews (including Bell X1, The Flaming Lips, Serj Tankian, The Very Best, Purity Ring, Micachu & the Shapes, “Strange Passions”, Spain, “The Separate – Orchestral Variations, Vol 1″, Christine Tobin, Federico Casagrande, Dave Alvin, Michelle Mulcahy), films (Magic Mike, Detachment, The Giants, Nostalgia for the Light, Women on the 6th Floor, Seeking a Friend at the End of the World), games (Lego Batman 2: DC Superheroes, Simcity Social, Game Of Thrones), apps (Quick Fictions), listings, news and much, much more.

That’s your winning Ticket in The Irish Times today in print, online and the best of The Ticket on the app.

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