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BEATS, RHYMES & LIFE

Michael Rapaport
US 2011    56' 98'
⚬ Music 

Synopsis

Behind-the-scenes documentary about one of the most influential groups in hip hop history: A Tribe Called Quest. Electrifying footage and commentary from Busta Rhymes, Kanye West, Mary J. Blige, the Beastie Boys a.m.m.

Credits

Director

Michael Rapaport

Producers

Edward Parks, Frank Mele, Michael Rapaport, Eric Matthies, Robert Benavides, Debra Koffler, ATCQ

Executive Producers

Niraj Bhatia, Dan Burks, Zack Free, Rémy Martin

Co-Producers

Justin Alvarado Brown, Erika Williams 

Production Company

Beats, Rhymes & Fights Productions

Cinematography

Robert Benavides

Editor

Lenny Mesina

Music

Madlib

Awards

Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature

Los Angeles FF 2011

Best International Documentary

São Paulo IFF 2011

Festivals

Tribeca FF 2011

Sundance 2011

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2011

CPH:DOX 2011

IDFA 2011

In-Edit 2012

Zagrebdox 2012

Film Details

Runtime 56' 98'
Spoken Languages English
Production Countries USA

Biography

A native New Yorker, Michael Rapaport got his break at the 1993 Sundance Film Festival in the award winning film ZEBRAHEAD. Since then, Rapaport has appeared in over 40 notable films including TRUE ROMANCE, HIGHER LEARNING, COPLAND and Woody Allen’s MIGHTY APHRODITE and SMALL TIME CROOKS. In 2006, he earned critical acclaim for his performance in the film SPECIAL, which premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. Rapaport has also had many standout appearances on hit television shows such as “Friends”, “Boston Public” and “My Name is Earl”. A lifetime hip hop fan Rapaport is proud to make his directorial debut with BEATS, RHYMES & LIFE: THE TRAVELS OF A TRIBE CALLED QUEST.

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