ATCQ Documentary Debuts @ Sundance, 3/4 of Group a No-Show

“The reality of the situation is individually they all have different perspectives. Phife chose to come here and the other guys are not here. And they missed out”

Michael Rappaport’s long delayed, sometimes controversial documentary on A Tribe Called Quest debuted at the Sundance Film Festival this past weekend, but with the exception of Phife, the group was a no-show. In the clip above, Rappaport explains his dissapointment to MTV.

On the night of the premier, Tribe sent out the following statement:

Thanks to our fans for their support through the years and for the enthusiasm around the documentary. We hope that the film’s perspective conveys our love of hip-hop culture. We could not attend Sundance, but we want to express our love and appreciation for the support that we have received in advance of the film’s premiere tonight. We hope that it is well received. Thank you.

I don’t know man, I just want to see the shit.

You can check out a couple of reviews of the film and Phife’s comments (he broke out in tears) here and here.


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46 Responses to “ATCQ Documentary Debuts @ Sundance, 3/4 of Group a No-Show”

  1. AmpGeez a.k.a. Amphernee Hardaway Says:

    but with the exception of Phife, the group was a no-show.
    ==================================
    But to be honest, it ain’t like Phife had shit else to do anyway.

  2. Bricktop Says:

    freestyle – Stack Bundles

    hulkshare.com/5nxenvs8wy0v

    sn: you can’t tell me dude wasn’t the next up. . .
    NY needed this
    rip

  3. Jackson7 Says:

    AmpGeez a.k.a. Amphernee Hardaway Says:

    January 24th, 2011 at 12:49 pm
    but with the exception of Phife, the group was a no-show.
    ==================================
    But to be honest, it ain’t like Phife had shit else to do anyway

    ———————–

    LOL

  4. AmpGeez a.k.a. Amphernee Hardaway Says:

    My prediction…Phife comes out looking like a saint….Tip, not so much.

    Ali Shaheed jut doesn’t wanna see those horrible Consequence-esque choppers on the big screen.

  5. el feces loco Says:

    Choke no Joke > Michael Rappaport

  6. &What?! Says:

    Berlusconi >

    He no doubt has links to the Mafia, he’s a billionaire and he’s been fucking models.

    I’d say overall that’s a win.

  7. plug Says:

    I just happened to be bending corners on plymouth and seen the comotion.

    I frequent the bar accross from the precinct

    cops was driving on the wrong side of the street to get therer and help out

    its hot as a firecracker on plymouth right now

  8. el feces loco Says:

    Right now, given Khalifa’s fanbase and all the activity that his music coincides with, YES. Khalifa has a bigger/ MORE RECOGNIZABLE buzz that stretches past just hip-hop and music in general.

    ^
    Aite then..no sarcasm

    Shout out DBillz..the original Wiz Khalifa stan

    #Teamwinniggawin

  9. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    I don’t know man, I just want to see the shit.

    > word.

  10. Bricktop Says:

    Berlusconi >
    ^
    yep.

  11. el feces loco Says:

    He no doubt has links to the Mafia, he’s a billionaire and he’s been fucking models.

    ^^Yo u seen the model chick he been fucking since she was 16?

    goodness graceus

  12. AmpGeez a.k.a. Amphernee Hardaway Says:

    Right now, given Khalifa’s fanbase and all the activity that his music coincides with, YES. Khalifa has a bigger/ MORE RECOGNIZABLE buzz that stretches past just hip-hop and music in general.
    ===============================
    There’s no guarantee that translates to record sales.

  13. Troyvul Says:

    Damn you go into a police station to make some 21 gun salute music and you fail? Son needs to re-evaluate his life

  14. Bricktop Says:

    lol, by boy was at the bar on Friday trying to convince me that Cutler is the new Farve. hahahaahha!!!! Farve would NEVER leave the NFC championship game for a bloody elbow or a sore knee. Cutler’s a straight bitch. and fuck the Jets. a team full of professional and personal losers from top to bottom.

  15. Jackson7 Says:

    Shout out DBillz..the original Wiz Khalifa stan

    —————

    word.

    shoutout DBillz forreal..

    Wiz Khadija was one of the only few things we disagreed on…

    Khadija, Charles Hamilton and which NFL team represented the Color Purple the best…

  16. Bricktop Says:

    my>by

  17. Bricktop Says:

    rip J-Hood.

  18. AmpGeez a.k.a. Amphernee Hardaway Says:

    The new Charles Hamilton tape?

    His best work in a long while. Better then Normalcy. Takes me back to The Hamiltonization Process Chuck.

    I think lil’ dude read my blog lol.

  19. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    say word oprah got a long lost sister.

    gayles slot is in trouble.

  20. plug Says:

    Son needs to re-evaluate his life
    ——–
    too late

  21. el feces loco Says:

    Yea Billz was right..Klalifah had more lucky skills than we thought..A&R Billz saw what we couldnt.

    Currensy need more tattoos and ex girlfriends of illuminati rap stars

  22. Rajon Trondo Says:

    Link to said tape, amp

  23. Jackson7 Says:

    even if Favre couldnt finish the game… he would never be seen pouting and sulking by himself on the sidelines… he’d have a headset on, or looking at pictures from the booth with the backup QB… or staying on the sidelines cheering on and/or motivating his teammates…

    even when his career was over in Minnesota, and he was in streetclothes watching… he was still acting like a positive influence and a part of the team..

    Cutler has the worst body language i ever seen from a QB… walking around with his hands in his pockets and his head down in his chest, like he’d rather be anywhere else but on the football field… thats what got him ran out of Denver… seems like he got a Ryan Leaf type personality…

  24. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    lol @ mike rap dry snitchin on q tip & em tho

  25. Jackson7 Says:

    AmpGeez a.k.a. Amphernee Hardaway Says:

    January 24th, 2011 at 1:01 pm
    The new Charles Hamilton tape?

    —————–

    say word?

    link please…

  26. AmpGeez a.k.a. Amphernee Hardaway Says:

    2dopeboyz.com/2011/01/14/…ocess-mixtape/

    What Happened To The CH Process? mixtape.

    I’m telling you, this shit is a return to form for lil’ dude.

    Son seems to be getting his mind right.

  27. AmpGeez a.k.a. Amphernee Hardaway Says:

    2dopeboyz.com/2011/01/14/charles-hamilton-the-where-is-ch-process-mixtape/

  28. el feces loco Says:

    Seriously tho..was ATCQ that interesting a group to warrant a documentary? Apart from music them niggaz was drying paint.

    *watches Shaheed Muhammad get braces*

    *watches Phife take his insulin*

    *watches Q -Tip date skinny white women*

    *bores to death*

  29. Troyvul Says:

    BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA — Witnesses say they saw a woman throw herself from the 23rd story of a Buenos Aires hotel Monday and survive.

    The woman landed in a sitting position on the roof of a taxi whose driver got out just before the impact deeply dented his roof and shattered the windshield.

    The woman, a 30-year-old Argentine, has injuries throughout her body and is being treated in the emergency room of the Hotel Argerich, said Alberto Crescenti, director of Argentina’s Emergency Medical System.

    The taxi driver, who gave his name as Miguel, reportedly said he saw a policeman looking up and that prompted him to get out just before the driver’s side of the car was smashed by the woman’s body.

    Another taxi driver, Juan Carlos Candame, told Associated Press Television News that he saw the woman climb over a barrier and jump into the void.

    The woman fell from the top of the Hotel Crown Plaza Panamericano, where a restaurant overlooks the landmark Obelisk in downtown Buenos Aires.

  30. Jackson7 Says:

    thanks

  31. b Says:

    AmpGeez a.k.a. Amphernee Hardaway Says:
    January 24th, 2011 at 1:01 pm
    The new Charles Hamilton tape?

    His best work in a long while. Better then Normalcy. Takes me back to The Hamiltonization Process Chuck.

    I think lil’ dude read my blog lol.

    ^who doesnt?

  32. Bricktop Says:

    as far as the QB position is concerned, body language/attitude is >>>>>
    through victory and defeat Farve mastered this aspect of the game like damn near other in football.

  33. el feces loco Says:

    He either has cancer, is sharing a padded room with G. Dep, or both. Regardless, here’s a bunch of random-ass Chuck songs. Tracklist and list down bottom.

    ^
    GATTTT

  34. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    Seriously tho..was ATCQ that interesting a group to warrant a documentary? Apart from music them niggaz was drying paint.

    >The rivalry between Phife and Tribe frontman Q-Tip that forms the central narrative of the film is dramatic and compelling if not quite completely fleshed-out.

    It’s a story of young men bonding over something, fighting over nothing, finding a calling, getting married, changing careers, struggling with their impulses, actually questioning their attitudes and their egos—not just boasting, not just bragging.

  35. Bricktop Says:

    @Troy:
    Jesus!!

  36. AmpGeez a.k.a. Amphernee Hardaway Says:

    I think lil’ dude read my blog lol.

    ^who doesnt?
    ==============
    Being that it’s hard to detect sarcasm on the interweb, I’ll just shrug that one off & say thank you…?

  37. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    thas damn near the story of every hip hop group from NY.

    smh @ feces.

    ain you a new yorker?

    no wonder hip hop is failing out there.

  38. pg-dc Says:

    LoL….. @ el feces loco – good discussion nonetheless. At least you aint insult a nigga’s reasoning – that much I can respect homey.

    I’m not necessarily “rooting” for the kid, I’m just stating what I see as a trend that predicts GREAT 1st week #’s.

    If he comes up shorter than 500K 1st week – then you’re the better analyst Loco, lol. I might not post on here for a week lol.

  39. AmpGeez a.k.a. Amphernee Hardaway Says:

    The rivalry between Phife and Tribe frontman Q-Tip that forms the central narrative of the film is dramatic and compelling if not quite completely fleshed-out.

    In essence, Tip is kind of a hoe ass nigga, but then again, most of the creative types have that shit in em.

    I mean, Phife was barely on the first album & Tip has even went as far to say that he & not Ali Shaheed produced most of their records.

    Tip is a kind of an egomaniac & that soft spoken, charming schoolboy shtick is for the media.

    And I know all this without having seen a second of movie footage.

  40. Hoskins Says:

    *falcon slaps*

  41. el feces loco Says:

    smh @ feces.

    ain you a new yorker?

    no wonder hip hop is failing out there.

    ^^c’MON SON..phife and Tip? I can watch my lil sisters fight over who left the porch light on and get better drama than them two..them niggaz aint got no personalities..that shit aint riveting must watch TV.

    Them niggaz is whisperers

  42. pg-dc Says:

    @ Amp, yeah it doesn’t guarantee sales but it’s a great indicator…. we’ll see.

  43. el feces loco Says:

    LoL….. @ el feces loco – good discussion nonetheless. At least you aint insult a nigga’s reasoning – that much I can respect homey.

    ^nah you cool, respect .

    I’m not necessarily “rooting” for the kid, I’m just stating what I see as a trend that predicts GREAT 1st week #’s.

    ^have you seen, or is there an artist you saw that’s comparable that makes you form the opinions you have about Wiz?

  44. S.I.C.K Says:

    Cosigns Feces on that ATCQ shit.Can we please let the Wiz discussion die?Nigga is Trash.Point blank.Black and Yellow is assjuice.Kush and OJ got some spins from me.Most of the tracks have not been retained.I wish dude well,but this stannery is unwarranted.Bad enough the jets lost.FUCK!!!

  45. Bricktop Says:

    No More to Say – Jay-Z (Red Album)

    hulkshare.com/lwj89p1z71s3

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