A Tribe Called Quest Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest (Blu-ray) R

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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 37 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: October 18, 2011
  • Originally Released: 2011
  • Label: Sony Pictures
  • Note: Deleted scenes
    • Bringing Beats to Life
    • On the red carpet
    • Commentary with director Michael Rapaport
    • Mike's journey
    • Eight extended scenes featuring common, De La Soul, Jungle Brothers
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.78
  • Audio:
    • DTS HD Master Audio - English
    • Subtitles - English, French

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Entertainment Reviews:

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 4,010
Rating: 4/5 -- Thanks to a particularly even-handed job by director Michael Rapaport, the story emerges as compelling, even for non-fans in the audience. Full Review
Arizona Republic
Aug 4, 2011
Rating: 3/4 -- Warning: The bassline Ron Carter contrived for the classic cut 'Buggin' Out' is about as easy to dislodge from your brain as a 'Night Gallery' earwig. Full Review
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
Aug 29, 2011
An exploration of the history of a New York hip-hop collective, the documentary BEATS, RHYMES & LIFE: THE TRAVELS OF A TRIBE CALLED QUEST captures a sense of the shared bonds and joys of music-making...
Los Angeles Times
Jul 8, 2011
Rating: 3/4 -- A combination of timing, access, a visual aesthetic that reflects ATCQ's Afrocentric "surface philosophy" (as the crew's look is described) and, most importantly, story-conscious editing elevates the doc above the norm. Full Review
Globe and Mail
Aug 5, 2011
This authorized documentary is more of a celebration of the legendary Queens quartet than a serious exploration of their art. But considering how brilliant they were at their peak, it's hard to disagree with the general sentiment. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Sep 15, 2011
It's this tension -- between the joyful nostalgia for the group's glory days and these spikier present-day predicaments -- that captures perfectly the essence of what A Tribe Called Quest always represented: beats, rhymes and life.
Sight and Sound
Mar 1, 2012
Rating: B -- The movie gets the beats and rhymes down pat, but the life part is a little messy. Oh well, two out of three ain't bad. Full Review
Detroit News
Jul 29, 2011

Product Description:

Actor Michael Rapaport turns documentary filmmaker with this look at the turbulent career of progressive New York hip-hop outfit A Tribe Called Quest. Interviews with such fans and contemporaries as the Beastie Boys, De La Soul, Ludacris, Kanye West, and Common reveal how the group helped steer collective hip-hop consciousness in an exciting new direction by combining divergent styles and penning positive lyrics before deciding to call it quits back in 1998. Additional interviews with members Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Q-Tip, and Phife Dawg during their 2008 reunion tour offer added insight into their glory days as hip-hop pioneers, and life after A Tribe Called Quest.

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