Film by hard-core fan Michael Rapaport, Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Ques
t 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.