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Beats, rhymes & life: travels of A Tribe Called Quest

Wednesday 14 August 2013, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Main entry, Swanston St
Has wheelchair access

Groundbreaking hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest is one of the most commercially successful and artistically significant musical groups in recent history. The band’s sudden break-up in 1998 shocked the industry and saddened fans, whose appetite for the group’s innovative musical stylings never seems to diminish. Beats, rhymes & life examines the group’s genesis and its lasting influence on hip-hop, as well as the infighting and jealousies that led to its demise. 

The film includes interviews with the Beastie Boys, Pharrell Williams, Mos Def, Santigold, Monie Love, Pete Rock, Large Professor, De La Soul, The Jungle Brothers, Mary J Blige and Common.

Directed by Michael Rapaport (MA, 2011, 97 mins).