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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.


Director: Michael Rapaport

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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fan reviews ( 2 )
  • Tribe superfan Rapaport doesn't fawn, but he juggles too much, and the ending feels pat. It's still an outstanding effort, and one of the more honest band biopics in recent years. show more

  • Even those who never joined the cult of A Tribe Called Quest will find this clear-eyed chronicle of their career irresistible. show more

  • 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

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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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