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

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

Director: Michael Rapaport Cast: Q-Tip
, Phife Dawg
Phife Dawg
, Ali Shaheed Muhammad
Ali Shaheed Muhammad
Michael Rapaport

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Actor Michael Rapaport turns documentary filmmaker with this look at the turbulent career of progressive New York hip-hop outfit A Tribe Called Quest. Interviews with such fans and contemporaries as the Beastie Boys, De La Soul, Ludacris, Kanye West, and Common reveal how the group helped steer collective hip-hop consciousness in an exciting new direction by combining divergent styles and penning positive lyrics before deciding to call it quits back in 1998. Additional interviews with members Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Q-Tip, and Phife Dawg during their 2008 reunion tour offer added insight into their glory days as hip-hop pioneers, and life after A Tribe Called Quest.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/18/2011
UPC: 0043396388024
Original Release: 2011
Rating: R
Source: Sony Pictures
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:37:00
Sales rank: 38,480

Special Features

Deleted scenes; Bringing Beats to life; On the red carpet; Commentary with Director Michael Rapaport

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Q-Tip Participant
Phife Dawg Participant
Ali Shaheed Muhammad Participant
Jarobi White Participant
Adam Yauch Participant
Mike D Participant
Adam Horovitz Participant
Pharrell Williams Participant
DJ Red Alert Participant
Prince Paul Participant
Large Professor Participant
Pete Rock Participant
Barry Weiss Participant
Common Participant
Busta Rhymes Participant
Mary J. Blige Participant

Technical Credits
Michael Rapaport Director,Producer
ATCQ Producer
Robert Benavides Cinematographer,Producer
Eddie Bernard Associate Producer
Niraj Bhatia Executive Producer
James Blagden Animator
Justin Alvarado Brown Co-producer
Dan Burks Executive Producer
Zack Free Executive Producer
Debra Koffler Producer
Madlib Score Composer
Remy Martin Executive Producer
Eric Matthies Producer
Frank Mele Producer
Lenny Mesina Editor
Phillip Niemeyer Animator
Edward Parks Producer
A.J. Schnack Editor
Monica J. Talavera Associate Producer
Robert Teitel Producer
Herbert Terrace Musical Direction/Supervision
Qiana Wallace Associate Producer
Rachel N. Ward Associate Producer
Erika Williams Co-producer
Peanut Butter Wolf Musical Direction/Supervision

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest
1. Chapter 1 [6:12]
2. Chapter 2 [5:03]
3. Chapter 3 [7:51]
4. Chapter 4 [4:45]
5. Chapter 5 [5:30]
6. Chapter 6 [7:53]
7. Chapter 7 [4:23]
8. Chapter 8 [4:05]
9. Chapter 9 [7:24]
10. Chapter 10 [5:16]
11. Chapter 11 [8:09]
12. Chapter 12 [5:08]
13. Chapter 13 [6:59]
14. Chapter 14 [:33]
15. Chapter 15 [4:15]
16. Chapter 16 [3:20]

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