Beats, Rhymes, and Life
I know… I’m a little late to be posting about this just now, especially since I saw this last year. But who cares, it’s classic- and classic is timeless. It’s bigger than rap, it’s hip hop, it’s culture. Culture is the platform that A Tribe Called Quest made intoÂ their playground, that’s why to this day they are so revered in not only the world of music, but art period. So much so, that actor/director Michael Rapaport felt it was necessary to independently go into his own pockets to obey his vision of documenting the life of this incredible band in a film called Beats, Rhymes and Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest.
Beats, Rhymes, and Life was different because of it’s natural approach. The growth of these human beings and their relationships are what’s highlighted, and that in turn fuels the story of the band as a whole. This is a must see for anyone who’s interested in how art, culture, and relationships all clash on the big stage.