Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest ★★★
(USA, 97 min.)
Dir. Michael Rapaport
Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest is an obvious labour of love for director Michael Rapaport. The film features an exhaustive range of interview and archival footage of the hit 1990s hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest, so much so that celebrity interviewees like Busta Rhymes, Mos Def, and Freddy Rodriguez appear only in the final credits. Using this wide range of material, Rapaport focuses primarily upon the testimony of the members of Quest themselves – Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammad – and other occasional collaborators.