Video: Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest (Preview)

I finally got a chance to check out the Tribe doc last night and I have to say that is one fine piece of film making they’ve put together. By now you’ve probably read a dozen reviews so there’s no need for me to reiterate how good of a documentary it is, but as you can imagine, it’s so much more to anybody who was there for the People’s Instinctive Travels-Midnight Marauders run. There are moments that literally gave me chills, like the scene where Q-Tip shows how he chopped up the “Can I Kick It” sample which then segways into some rare footage of a 1990 performance of the song in Union Square. Or when that “Excursions” baseline comes on as they’re talking about the mind state they were in when they sat down to make “Low End Theory”. Or this clip above, of Jarobi breaking down when expressing how he felt when Phife’s health took a turn for the worst. It’s nice to have a proper documentary about one of the greatest groups of all time, and it’s fascinating to hear all of the back ground shit we hadn’t previously been privy too, but it’s those little moments that take you back or help you understand how tight these guys really were at one point that makes this a must see.

You can catch Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest in select theaters this Friday.

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24 Responses to “Video: Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest (Preview)”

  1. Camelot Says:

    757 >>> Land’s trailer

  2. Jackson7 Says:

    St. Paul >>>>>>> Richmond

  3. Camelot Says:

    St. Paul’s Street > Broadway

  4. Jackson7 Says:

    having all 4 major professional sports teams >>> having Bad Newz Kennels

  5. Jackson7 Says:

    Larry Fitzgerald > Michael Vick

  6. NovemberEnd Says:

    Is the Wu-Tang Clan the next major documentary that’s going to be made

    I’ve seen a few short docs that explained how the Wu formed but Its really wasn’t all that detailed

  7. Jackson7 Says:

    Dave Winfield > Allen Iverson

  8. Camelot Says:

    I’m on the other side of the bridge/tunnel, I don’t fuck really fuck with Hampton and News like that.

    but Clyde Morris Blvd >>>>

  9. Jackson7 Says:

    Prince > Pharrell

  10. JihaD Says:

    Jackson7 Says:
    July 6th, 2011 at 1:24 pm
    Larry Fitzgerald > Michael Vick

    ^

    Nah.

    but continue.

    JihaD

  11. Jackson7 Says:

    Joe Mauer (baseball or rapping) > Fam-Lay (rapping)

  12. Camelot Says:

    But to reintroduce my point from earlier

    Alisha will break rhythm tryna wipe her mouth and spit away and shit, fixin her tracks err few minutes like your in a fucking restaurant or something.

    Liz will run out out of breath and look up at you to see if you noticed with looks of sorrow and shame, praying you didn’t, hoping you’re not mad if you did.

  13. Jackson7 Says:

    U of Minnesota >>>>>> U Of Virginia

  14. Jackson7 Says:

    But to reintroduce my point from earlier

    ————–

    LOL… Virginia done forfeited against Minnesota

  15. LeRoy Green Says:

    nahright gotta a considerble gay population

    mostly the canadian and southern born niggas

    ^^^^^^

    chill.

    Everybody know you dress in all pink and recite Charles Hamilton lyrics in your spare time.

  16. Jackson7 Says:

    Alisha will break rhythm tryna wipe her mouth and spit away and shit

    ———————

    true… but its so cute when they do that

  17. Camelot Says:

    *reads Land’s comments*

    tinyurl.com/6bkpx9a

  18. Jackson7 Says:

    Everybody know you dress in all pink and recite Charles Hamilton lyrics in your spare time.

    ————-

    i never wear pink… dont even own none…

    now, i may have recite a Hamilton verse here and there, but thats neither here nor there

  19. Plug Says:

    I wore a pink shirt once…

    I’ll never wear one again…

  20. Deen Says:

    @cOLD

    ROFL. Niggas got work man.

    Thanks for the #1 Stan crown though.

    That bitch was annoying as fuck. You had to be there. The Nas shit was just the last straw and it makes for a funny story.

  21. Plug Says:

    … in my defense, it was a dress shirt wit a tan suit

  22. why? Says:

    Low End Theory > Midnight Marauders > People’s Instinctive Travels…

  23. Plug Says:

    *takes droid out of pocket*

    *goes to last post*

  24. spirit equality Says:

    Is the Wu-Tang Clan the next major documentary that’s going to be made

    ^ ^ Gza was working on a Wu documentary (you might remember that Gza directed some very ill Wu videos back in the day). No word on a release date for that.

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