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Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest [DVD]


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  • Actors: Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Q-Tip
  • Directors: Michael Rapaport
  • Format: PAL, Colour, Anamorphic, Widescreen, HiFi Sound
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: SODA
  • DVD Release Date: 3 Sept. 2012
  • Run Time: 115 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0085MXQ4M
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,525 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Film by hard-core fan Michael Rapaport, Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest is a revealing documentary about one of the most influential and groundbreaking musical groups in hip-hop history.

Regarded as iconic pioneers of the genre, the multi-platinum selling group'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 seems to diminish. Travelling with the band members (Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Jarobi White), Rapaport captures the story of how tenuous their relationship has become; how their personal differences and unresolved conflicts continue to be a threat to their creative cohesion. When mounting tensions erupt backstage, we get a behind-the-scenes look at their journey and contributions as a band and what currently is at stake for these long-time friends and collaborators.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By O. Abimbola on 3 Nov. 2012
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My brother recommended that I watch this as we are both massive Tribe fans and have been for over 20 years. This documentary is, frankly, a masterpiece and very accurately tracks the beginnings of ATCQ to the current status quo, including trying to portray the deterioration of the relationship between Q-tip and Phife and the ultimate demise of this ground breaking hip hop group. It was a real trip down memory lane as the Tribe's various albums are truly the soundtrack of my life from A-levels to post-uni/early professional life - so it was quite an emotional rollercoaster watching this documentary! I highly recommend this for any Tribe/hip hop fan - an excellent and honest account.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By mumblemumble on 21 Aug. 2012
This documentary took me completely by surprise. Firstly, who thought Michael Rapaport's debut film would be so accomplished? Secondly, I never imagined I could love ATCQ more until I saw this documentary.

From their wacky and wild 'People's Instinctive Travels..' album to their more mature 'The Love Movement' the film explores how these childhood friends composed; collaborated and evolved as a group that influenced not just hip hop but modern music as a whole.

It's an inspiring story that charts their rise; showcasing some of the catchiest and most positive music in a genre - dominated at the time by "gangsta rap".

I was saddened to learn it all came to an end - not because of record label politics - but rather in-fighting between members Q-Tip and Phife Dawg but this also made for a more engaging film.

This is a great music documentary for all hip hop heads with Tribe hearts and anyone who likes good music!

**Also, the packaging feels and looks like it fits in perfectly with the Tribe album catalogue. Definitely for collectors!**
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 10 Jun. 2013
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A must for any fan of tribe or people who are curious about hip hop culture. This was such a trip down memory lane for me. Highly recommended. only thing it lacked was more focus on the music and less on the personalities of the group; I'd like to have seen a few more examples of game changing songs, and a bit more about their process of creation in the studio. Still, don't doubt it, just get it!
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Great insight into one of the greatest hip hop groups of all time ,a real up close and personal journey that's full off emotion ,good stuff .
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By Emmsy on 28 May 2014
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It is always going to be hard to condense a 20 year career into 1hr & 30mins of film but I thought they did a good job while still feeling that there is so much more to the story of the breakdown of the group.

I thought each member was extremely honest (especially Phife!) and you could feel the raw emotion.
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Item came in great timing and as a fan I was not disappointed with the content. Even ordered it as a gift for others who were just as excited when it landed on their doorsteps. Something that I could watch again and again and it gives good insight into the Hip Hop group.
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By Nicko on 1 Mar. 2013
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You gotta love ATCQ. This documentary is a great insight into one of the greatest hip hop groups of all time. I just wish they were still making records.
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