A great 35min mix of 12 A Tribe Called Quest tracks, by the Spin Doctor.
Michael Rapaport has an extensive list of acting credits, from Woody Allen films to roles on Boston Public, Friends, and Prison Break. For his newest project, he began with a vision to profile his favorite hip-hop group, A Tribe Called Quest, and ended up documenting their deep-rooted friendships and conflicts along with the musical history of the group.
The movie is called Beats, Rhymes and Life, and features interviews with members Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Mohammed and Jarobi White. Animated sequences of Tribe songs are interspersed with remarks from hip-hop producers, radio personalities and rappers, and give a portrait of the time as well as of the group itself.
Actor Michael Rapaport profiles his favorite hip-hop group, A Tribe Called Quest, and ends up documenting their deep-rooted friendships and conflicts.
This episode we’re discussing B-sides. What makes a good B-side? Why don’t we get those cute mini CDs any more? Is Lenny Kravitz a black man? Why xylophone solos rock and mandolin solos suck. We also spend a lot of time taking about hip-hop despite, and we freely admit this, knowing virtually nothing about the genre. As per usual we come to no meaningful conclusions, but that’s simply not the point.
Features tracks by: Adorable, St Etienne, My Bloody Valentine, A Tribe Called Quest, The Church and a collaboration between Curtis Mayfield & Ice T.
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