Line-up /A Tribe Called Quest’
Soundcrash & The Doctorâ€™s Orders are proud to present the UK premiere of â€˜Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Questâ€™, Michael Rapaportâ€™s award winning film documenting the highs and lows of Hip Hopâ€™s Golden Eraâ€™s most celebrated group.
Featuring an original soundtrack by Madlib and including humorous & insightful interviews with the likes of ?uestlove, De La Soul, Ghostface Killah, Pharrell Williams, Adam Horowitz and Mary J Blige as well as extensive accounts from Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Jarobi White and Ali Shaheed Muhammad, never has the story of A Tribe Called Quest been better told.
The screening will be followed by an exclusive live show by original Tribesman Phife Dawg featuring ATCQ classics from â€˜Peoples Instinctive Travelsâ€™, â€˜Midnight Maraudersâ€™, â€˜Low End Theoryâ€™, â€˜Beats, Rhymes & Lifeâ€™ as well as new material.
An essential night for A Tribe Called Quest enthusiasts and music lovers in general.
As Beats, Rhymes & Life begins, the rappers who anchored pioneering group A Tribe Called Quest are already going their separate ways. As youths in the mid-â€™80s, the Queens-born foursome of Tribeâ€”Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Jarobi Whiteâ€”found success with their exhuberant exploration and combination of hip hop, pop and jazz. But in recent years, Q-Tip, the bandâ€™s visionary and reluctant pop star, has tired of the street-bred capriciousness of his lyrical partner Phife, who is equally frustrated with Q-Tip. How these two friends and musical partners got to this state forms the guts of actor-turned-filmmaker Michael Rapaportâ€™s candid and combustible documentary.