Thursday, September 3, 2015

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

MOVIE SYNOPSIS
Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest


A portrait of one of the most innovative and influential hip hop bands of all time, the Queens NY collective known as A Tribe Called Quest is chronicled on their 2008 reunion tour. All-access interviews and cinéma vérité-style filmmaking, foster a conversation to determine if there is a possibility to mend the wounds from over the years.
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Hip-hop nostalgists set their sights on the late 1980s to mid-1990s as a golden age of creativity, when all sorts of rap luminaries were taking the maturing musical genre in innovative, intriguing directions. » Read more
 
Beats, Rhymes & Life
07/21/2011
Michael Rapaport was probably on his way to making a so-so music documentary about a reunion tour when bad fortune fell in his lap. » Read more
City Paper Grade: B+
07/21/2011
Michael Rapaport could’ve easily set his Big Apple Rap Masturba-Tron™ to auto-jerk and let it run for the duration of his documentary on A Tribe Called Quest. » Read more

07/21/2011
Hip-hop nostalgists set their sights on the late 1980s to mid-1990s as a golden age of creativity, when all sorts of rap luminaries were taking the maturing musical genre in innovative, intriguing directions. » Read more
 
Beats, Rhymes & Life
07/21/2011
Michael Rapaport was probably on his way to making a so-so music documentary about a reunion tour when bad fortune fell in his lap. » Read more
City Paper Grade: B+
07/21/2011
Michael Rapaport could’ve easily set his Big Apple Rap Masturba-Tron™ to auto-jerk and let it run for the duration of his documentary on A Tribe Called Quest. » Read more

MPAA rating:
R
for language
Cast:
Mos Def; Ghostface Killah; Phife Dawg; Angie Martinez; Ali Shaheed Muhammad; Ludacris; Common; De La Soul; Mary J. Blige; Q-Tip
Directed by:
Michael Rapaport
Genre:
Documentary; Musical
Running time:
01:38
Release date:
2011
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