Video: Michael Rapaport & Phife Dawg Interview on Attack of The Show

Friday, June 24th, 2011

Phife Diggy and Michael Rapaport hit up G4TV’s Attack of The Show to talk about Beats, Rhymes & Life.

Previously: Beats, Rhymes & Life (Official Theatrical Trailer)

Video: Beats, Rhymes & Life (Official Theatrical Trailer)

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Here is the official theatrical trailer for the much ballyhooed A Tribe Called Quest documentary.

Previously: A Tribe Called Quest’s Beats, Rhymes & Life Film Poster + Production Stills

Video: Michael Rappaport Talks ATCQ Documentary

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Rappaport speaks with Will Leather about his inspiration for and the general process behind his Beats, Rhymes & Life documentary as part of their Inspiring The Film series in connection with the Tribeca Film Festival.

Spotted: ICE

In related news, Q-Tip has been announced as the headliner for this year’s Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival.

Video: Q-Tip Talks Documentary Beef with MTV News

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

In this clip, Q-Tip finally breaks down his beef with the (unidentified) producers of Michael Rappaport’s Tribe documentary. He explains to Sway how he was accidentally forwarded an alarming email in which these parties schemed to have the group members removed from the film’s credits. When confronted about the email, the producers tried to run damage control and play it off as if the incident was borne out of frustration:

“Their whole comeback to that was, ‘Oh, he’s just frustrated, everybody’s frustrated,’ ” Tip said. But he countered, “When you’re frustrated you say, ‘Yo, I’mma kick his ass. He’s an a–hole, I can’t stand him, I’mma f— him up. I can’t f— with him again.’ Those are things you say out of frustration. But when you say, ‘First off, let’s close the Billing Block and put it on the poster so they can’t get on that. Then we’ll f— them on everything else,’ that’s strategy.

“That’s premeditated, first. And second, you feel comfortable to say it to the rest of your team. That means that if the environment is conducive for you to have that kind of banter and that kind of language, God knows what else they’ve been saying amongst themselves. So how can we trust them?”

Damn, that’s grimey. I guess rule #4080 applies to the film industry too huh. Tip did go on to say, however, that he still thinks Rappaport did a good job on the doc and believes people should still see it.

Video: Beats, Rhymes and Fights: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest (Documentary Trailer)

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

We finally get a nice extended look at Michael Rappaport’s highly anticipated Tribe documentary. This will be epic.

Previously: Too $hort Talks “Bonita Applebum”

Video: Too $hort Talks “Bonita Applebum”

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

In this clip from his upcoming A Tribe Called Quest documentary, Michael Rappaport speaks with Too $hort about the classic “Bonita Applebum”. $hort explains how to him the song represented the different approach that a New York dude might take while trying to bag a chick as opposed to the Oakland method.

Previously: Ludacris on the Influence of A Tribe Called Quest

Video: Ludacris on the Influence of A Tribe Called Quest

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Here’s a clip from the highly anticipated ATCQ documentary from actor Michael Rappaport. LOL @ Lupe being the first person he mentions as having been influenced by them.

Spotted @ Woooha

Pics: Pharrell Williams’ Hip Hop Activities

Friday, January 9th, 2009


Pharrell & Dr. Dre make a wish come true.

Pharrell linked up with Michael Rappaport to film an interview for his documentary on A Tribe Called Quest.


Notice the Stones Throw t-shirt. I’m glad he’s taking his time with this, half-assing it would be an atrocity to hip hop. Hit the jump for a shot from behind the scenes.

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