Having forged a 20-year run as one of the most innovative and influential hip-hop bands of all time, A Tribe Called Quest has kept a generation hungry for more of its groundbreaking music since the group’s much-publicized breakup in 1998.
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Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called QuestDirected byMichael Rapaport
One of the few rare music documentaries that didn't make me like the band less after seeing it. Beats, Rhymes and Life is a very informative and comprehensive documentary about one quite possibly the greatest hip hop act of all time. The interviews are mostly great (interviewing Pharrell before Prince Paul? Seriously?) and if nothing else it'll remind you how great A Tribe Called Quest was.
This movie is an excellent look into the rise and break-up of the legendary hip-hop group. Easily accessible, for fans of hip-hop or otherwise. This one will have you dancing in your seat, or out of it!
Nowt special or innovative about this film, what makes it great is the special era in music that it documents, along with the usual love/hate dynamic, peer praise, and some of the best beats in all hip-hop. RIP Phife
Great documentary. Interesting, accessible, informative. And groovy. Although that's probably the wrong word. Funky's not right either. Driving beats, poets like Keats, gonna love it, gotta shove it, movin them feets.
Ali Shaheed Muhammad is the only person who looks good coming out of this. A Tribe Called Quest is undeniable but a part of me wishes I hadn't seen this (very well-made) documentary because Phife and Q-Tip are actual children.