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

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

Byr Michael Rapaport

  • Genre: Music Documentaries
  • Release: 2011-07-08
  • Rate: R
  • Lenght: 1h 37min
  • Director: Michael Rapaport
  • Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 12.99
  • iTunes Rent: USD 3.99
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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.



  • Good one

    By Ms Lightbeam
    Respec to rappaport for this. It was well done n truthful. RIP Phyfe.
  • A must see for fans!!!!

    By That's cool.
  • F*#!(* T(#&# BS

    By DGPistola
    Ok first off the documentary is great. Loved it. Im upset case Phife Dog passed away and ALL OF A SUDDEN this movie is on the movie page for iTunes. Capitalizing off his passing? For shame iTunes
  • kinda weak.

    By ModemmeX
    Big ATCQ fan here but this film had a lot of weak sound and bad, shaky camera work and angles. I'm all for amateurs doing films but come on now, do some color balance and hold the camera still, son. Luckily the content is juicy which people are obviously loving. It's really about the band airing they dirty laundry. I don't think it's in good taste. There's so much tension on screen, it's not fun to watch.
  • A trip down memory lane

    By deleon1977d
    For any true hip hop fan this is a must see.
  • On point

    By Lalique1
    I watched this documentary quite by accident on a cable channel and I couldn't turn away. Hands down it's the best documentary I've seen. It almost feels like a drama with the plot twists and turns. There is so much music history in the documentary. I didn't realize until seeing the film this year that Ali formed Lucy Pearl which was one of my favorite groups. The insight into the genius that is q-tip is incredible. I wasn't a tribe fan during their tenure but ironically I've been a fan of the members as solo artists. The film showed the magnitude of the group's true influence. If you want to know what hip hop is really about as an art form and the genius that the true genre, catch the doc. on On Demand.
  • What happened to hip-hop?

    By Destg
    When A Tribe was out every body sang for the love of doing it. Now we have Lil Wayne, Dj Khalid, etc... Just doing it for the money.
  • Perfect 10 5 mics XXL...all that

    By Christopher Lineberger
    Best Documentary ever for True Hip Hop Fans..Golden Age Music..Abstract..On Point..All that..Watch as many times as possible it's good for your health...
  • Great Doc... Greatest Hip-Hop Group!!!

    By Grande LEX
    I caught the movie when it came out at the Theater... It was only showing at the South Beach Regal Theater & every show was sold out for 5 days straight. Best viewing experience being that everyone in the theater were Tribe fans & "Real" Hip-Hop fans in general. Everyone just kept bobbing their heads in sync to the tunes & the big screen. As soon as the BlueRay came out, I was on it... I've watched it several times with friends and it just doesn't get old, needless to say Tribe was (& still is) my favorite music group of all time, so every song brought back amazing memories from Jr High & High School. Love the end of the Doc... I will be patiently waiting for the last album... ...If it ever happens... (crossing-fingers)
  • A must see!!!

    Even if you never heard of hip hop till now or you had since almost day one, it's a great documentary and worth your time to see it!!! I hope Michael make more documentaries and films as he did a superb job! Thanks for making this!