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Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest [15]

United States 2012, 97 mins
Director: Michael Rapaport

Permanent Plastic Helmet presents:.

BEATS RHYMES & LIFE: THE TRAVELS OF A TRIBE CALLED QUEST.

2011.

Dir. Michael Rapaport.

Hot on the heels of their first event - a packed screening of Spike Lee’s DO THE RIGHT THING - film blog Permanent Plastic Helmet is delighted to announce a rare screening of Michael Rapaport’s brilliant documentary about the hip-hop legends.

Best known for songs like “Bonita Applebaum” and “Can I Kick It?”, and classic albums like “Midnight Marauders” and “The Low-End Theory”, the influential Queens-based group, alongside the likes of De La Soul, pioneered a jazzier, sunnier sound at a time when Gangsta rap was in the ascendancy. Their 1998 break-up shocked the industry, and this film picks up with Tribe in 2008, when they reunited to perform sold-out concerts across the country. It wasn’t all plain sailing...

This all-access film focuses on the inner workings, personal relationships and behind the scenes drama that defines the band. No stone is left unturned, with a host of musical legends (including Kanye West, Common and Mos Def) on hand to pay tribute. You won’t need to be a die-hard hip-hop head to enjoy this revealing, funny and finally very moving film.

With thanks to Soda Pictures.

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