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Michael Rapaport documents the inner workings and behind the scenes drama that follows this innovative and influential band to this day.

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Himself, CEO, Jive Records
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Having forged a 20-year run as one of the most innovative and influential hip hop bands of all time, the Queens NY collective known as 'A Tribe Called Quest' have kept a generation hungry for more of their groundbreaking music since their much publicized breakup in 1998. Michael Rapaport documents the inner workings and behind the scenes drama that follows the band to this day. He explores what's next for, what many claim, are the pioneers of alternative rap. Written by Anonymous

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Opening Weekend:

$111,982 (USA) (8 July 2011)

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$1,200,046 (USA) (11 November 2011)
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Beats, Rhymes and A Great Documentary
11 July 2011 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this film tremendously.

Beats, Rhymes and Life tells the story of a tremendous pioneer in the art form of Hip Hop and young men that grew up together as a creative entity. The ultimate success and longevity of any group is driven by the interpersonal relationship.

Micheal Rapaport shows the complexity of the personal relationships as the group matured and it's impact on the business.

I was a casual fan of "A Tribe Called Quest" going in ... I feel much more connected to the music and the group upon leaving the theater.

I highly recommend this film for anyone, casual or committed fan or if you've never heard of this group.


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