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A Tribe Called Quest doc trailer aired

By | Published on Monday 6 June 2011

A Tribe Called Quest

The official trailer for ‘Beats, Rhymes & Life’, the previously reported tell-all documentary about the iconic rap posse A Tribe Called Quest, has been premiered with an introduction from actor-turned-director Michael Rapaport.

As previously reported, candid scenes of band-infighting in the movie have sparked public disagreements between the filmmaker and rapper Q-Tip, who voiced objections over his on-screen portrayal. But despite all this, having received rave reviews following its premiere at this year’s Sundance festival, there are plans to roll the film out for a national release this summer.

In the clip, music stars including Ludacris, Beastie Boys, Questlove and Pharrell Williams speak about the influence of A Tribe Called Quest on their own careers. “Q-Tip just picks the best loops, man”, says Pharell. “Myself, Kanye, we wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for that Tribe album”, he adds, probably referring to the group’s sample-rich 1991 LP ‘People’s Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm’.

Here it is, via Yahoo: