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Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest Details


Actor [[Performer~P58816~Michael Rapaport~michaelrapaport]] turns documentary filmmaker with this look at the turbulent career of progressive New York hip-hop outfit [[Performer~P71774~A Tribe Called Quest~atribecalledquest]]. Interviews with such fans and contemporaries as the [[Performer~P4794~Beastie Boys~beastieboys]], [[Performer~P66996~De La Soul~delasoul]], [[Performer~P362190~Ludacris~ludacris]], [[Performer~P418572~Kanye West~kanyewest]], and [[Performer~P385567~Common~common]] reveal how the group helped steer collective hip-hop consciousness in an exciting new direction by combining divergent styles and penning positive lyrics before deciding to call it quits back in 1998. Additional interviews with members [[Performer~P686027~Ali Shaheed Muhammad~alishaheedmuhammad]], [[Performer~P210737~Q-Tip~qtip]], and [[Performer~P686026~Phife Dawg~phifedawg]] during their 2008 reunion tour offer added insight into their glory days as hip-hop pioneers, and life after [[Performer~P71774~A Tribe Called Quest~atribecalledquest]]. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:July 8, 2011