Wednesday April 27th, 2011 12:11

New Movie: A Tribe Called Quest

A Tribe Called Quest

Having appeared in ‘Prison Break’ and ‘True Romance’, actor-turned-director Michael Rapaport will be showcasing his divisive new documentary about iconic hip-hop posse A Tribe Called Quest at cinemas around the country. Entitled¬† ‘Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest’, the film was screened today at the Tribeca Film Festival. It’s already sparked controversy amongst the original members of the rap troupe, with Q-Tip in particular objecting to certain elements of Rapaport’s final cut, yet also encouraging fans to watch the movie. Hmm.

There’s sure to be lots of cool stuff happening alongside the more controversial aspects, though. Rather than dwelling on the troubled times, the documentary focuses more on ATCQ’s legacy and influence on other artists, through featured interviews with famous fans like Pharrell, Beastie Boys and Common, who are all full of praise for the group.

The film will be rolled out over 33 cities, airing at a few cinemas at a time. If you’d like to check whether the it will be arriving at a cinema near you, Billboard has the full release schedule.

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