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Michael Rapaport to Release A Tribe Called Quest Documentary

Acclaimed actor and hip-hop aficionado Michael Rapaport is working on a documentary on legendary Queens rap group A Tribe Called Quest.

The documentary, ‘Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest,’ has been two years in the making, and features behind-the-scenes footage from throughout Tribe’s 20-year history as a group. Common, Pharrell of the Neptunes, Mos Def, Pete Rock are among the many hip-hop luminaries and Tribe collaborators that contribute interviews.

The film begins with Tribe’s first tour in a decade, Rock the Bells 2008, which was supposed to be both a reunion and a farewell tour for the group. Camera in hand, Rapaport investigates Tribe’s legacy, their influence, and their inspirations. The Queens bred emcees forever changed the face of hip-hop with their jazz-influenced sound on tracks like ‘Bonita Applebaum,’ ‘Scenario’ and ‘Award Tour.’

While the film is currently being edited, and there is no set release date, visit for more information about the film, and for updates about A Tribe Called Quest’s future plans.

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