Release Date: Oct. 18, 2011
Price: DVD $30.99, Blu-ray $35.99
Studio: Sony Picture Homes Entertainment
The careers of hip hop legends are chornicled in Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest
Documentary Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest
chronicles the past, present and uncertain future of the influential hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest
and its members, Q-Tip, Phife Dawg
, Ali Shaheed Muhammad
and Jarobi White.
Formed in Queens in the mid-1980s, the group is highly regarded for innovatively mixing jazz infused soundscapes with Afro-centric rhymes. Their innovation created a new sound that kicked off the hip hop movement that still dominates the music scene today.
A passion project of sorts for actor Michael Rapaport
), in his feature film directorial debut, the music-and-performance-filled documentary features interviews with the members of the group and a menagerie of the hip hop elite, including Pharrell, Pete Rock