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

Release Date: July 8th, 2011

DVD Release Date: October 18th, 2011

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

Production Co: Rival Pictures, Beats, Rhymes and Fights Productions LLC

Distributors: Sony Pictures Classics

Ratings & Reviews

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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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