Its been a minute since I’ve seen this documentary after seeing a posting of it on Red Bull Music’s site I remembered how amazing it was and thought the rest of our readers should know as well. I believe the doc can be found on Netflix but I’ve posted the trailer here as a teaser.
The flick is the story of A Tribe Called Quest as seen through a fan’s eyes – those eyes belonging to director Michael Rapaport – who is eager to tell their story. It’s lively, honest and, of course, full of good music – tracing the history of Tribe from humble Queens to the cornerstones of Rap 101. There are cameos by Pete Rock, Busta Rhymes, Dennis Miller, Talib Kweli, De La Soul, Common, Too $hort, The Roots, Beastie Boys, Mos Def, Ludacris, and more.
It also lets us know definitively that there probably won’t be another Tribe album. Too much drama, too much controversy, and too much time divides Phife and Q-Tip. Reunion tours only go so far. In fact, only a few months ago, Tribe announced their opening set for Kanye West would be their “last show ever.” This is the real, unedited history. Beats, rhymes, and a whole lot of life (via Red Bull).