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

Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest
Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest
  • R
  • 1h 38m
  • 2011
Certified Fresh90%
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A Tribe Called Quest has been one of the most commercially successful and artistically significant musical groups in recent history. The band’s sudden break-up in 1998 shocked the industry and saddened the scores of fans, whose appetite for the group's innovative musical stylings never seem to diminish. This insightful film, directed by Michael Rapaport, takes viewers on a behind-the-scenes journey - chronicling the group's rise to fame and revealing the stories behind the tensions which erupted in the years to come. The film features interviews with the members of the group as well as with the Beastie Boys, Kanye West, Pharrell, Mos Def, Monie Love, De la Soul, the Jungle Brothers, Common and more.
© 2011 Beats Rhymes & Fights Productions LLC and Rival Pictures Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Certified Fresh90%
Critics Consensus: This documentary focuses less on the music and more on the personality clashes and in-group tensions to great, compelling effect.
Reviews
Chicago Reader
Ben Sachs
Fresh

This authorized documentary is more of a celebration of the legendary Queens quartet than a seriou...

June 22, 2017
Orlando Sentinel
Roger Moore
Fresh

Rapaport gets at the dynamics of a group that struggles even now to get along well enough to get p...

June 22, 2017
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Kevin C. Johnson
Fresh

Despite accusations of nearly succumbing to spotlighting beefs over beats, the film comes off as a...

June 22, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Documentary
  • Release Date:July 8, 2011
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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