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

R| 1 hr. 37 min.

Plot Summary
Actor Michael Rapaport examines the music of the 1990s hip-hop group as well as the conflicts that drove the band members apart.

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Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest (2011)

Release Date: July 8th, 2011|1 hr. 37 min.

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  • Though it may not have much of an audience beyond the band's fan base, it offers enough context to serve as a primer on the hugely influential Native Tongues clique and should have life on home-vid. show more

  • Perhaps because he's an actor, Rapaport prefers drama to analysis. And this story has plenty of conflict. show more

  • The best material, however, keeps returning to the unstable power dynamic between Q-Tip and Dawg. show more

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  • August 13, 2011 wn00000019512145
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    This is a must see for Tribe fans or anyone who loves any genre of music. It\'s about the love, passion and downfall experienced by Tribe. ********* much more than ************ a really sensitive look inside one of the most influential hip-hop groups, and were their inspiration and ties come from. I\'ve never seen hip-hop portrayed with this kind of honesty and caring. Tribe really lets you into their inner lives in a way that is unusual for the genre.

  • August 12, 2011 bsmartoo
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    As a middle aged woman who stumbled upon this movie, I say wow, what a treat! It was informative and entertaining. Turned me into a \"Tribe Called Quest\" and a Q-tip and rap fan. 89%.

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