Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called QuestHD Closed Captioning
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About the Movie
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.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 59
- Fresh: 53
- Rotten: 6
- Average Rating: 7.4/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Rapaport, in his feature directorial debut, does an admirable job recounting the group's formation and dissecting its dissolution.
Fresh: The film serves both as a welcome document and reminder of the group in its prime, while also creating a portrait of lives still in motion, grown men trying to move on from yet respect the work of their younger selves.
Fresh: Rapaport, a longtime Quest fan, clearly admires Tip. He's just too forthright a storyteller to bury the tale of the quartet's acrimonious unraveling.
Fresh: A reminder, part "Behind the Music" and part something better, that even artists professing love and togetherness have a hard time keeping it going.
This band has been my favorite since I was a little girl. Funny how a girl likes a hip hop group but Yeah, they are that good. Their flow, their style, their technique is what makes them unique. This documentary really captures who they are and how amazing this group is. I will listen to them til' death do us part.
Imperfect Balance - all BS aside, this DOC is already on the top of my list
I listed to alot of hip hop. I watch alot of documentaries. Just the idea of this doc happening made my mouth water. Now that I've seen it - I WANT MORE!!!
It was honest, insightful, raw, and of course hip hop. It's not only the story of a legendary musical group, it's an honest look at the inner workings of a dysfunctional family filled with passion, talent, tension, friendship, hatred, egos, miscommunication, a perfect imbalance, artistry, hardheadedness, peace, die-4-u mentality, machismo, but above all LOVE.
A Tribe Called Quest (ATCQ) were ahead of their time. Very original with a very unique sound with relavence these days due to thier rhyming not about killin folks but rhyming to rhyme. I saw this doc and if your a ATCQ fan, you'll like this. Goes to show you tho', personalities can clash even if you known someone your whole life.
- Genre: Music Documentaries
- Released: 2011
- © 2011 Beats Rhymes & Fights Productions LLC and Rival Pictures Inc. All Rights Reserved.