EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: 'Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest' Interviews

Wednesday, 06 July 2011 14:37
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Opening in theaters on July 8th is a new documentary about the influential hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest entitled Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest. The film is directed by actor Michael Rapaport (Prison Break) and features interviews with Kanye West, Pharrell, Mos Def, and the Beastie Boys, as well as group members Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, and Jarobi White. IAR's managing editor Jami Philbrick recently had a chance to sit down and speak with director Michael Rapaport, and musician Phife Dawg about the new film, the process of making it, the group's musical legacy, and their tenuous relationship.

To watch our exclusive interviews with Michael Rapaport, and Phife Dog about Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest, please click on the video player above.

SYNOPSIS:

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 their inner workings and behind the scenes drama that continues to follow the band to this day. He explores what's next for, what many claim, are the pioneers of alternative rap.

Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest drops in theaters on July 8th.


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