A peerless piece of work about creativity, family, community, New York, Hip Hop, integrity and flawless beats. This documentary is raw, featuring some fantastic intimate footage of a band falling apart, allowing the audience to see first hand the intensity of ‘artistic differences’. Candid, and all power to the band for allowing Michael Rapaport to capture everything.
The negatives are outweighed by positives and the mark of truth for any piece of work documenting ‘seminal’ art is the level of contributor talking and it’s clear from the array of talking heads here, that A Tribe Called Quest truly are a seminal Hip Hop group.
It’s a beautiful story of an art form at its peak, and of a city alive with the throb of an art form, permeating everything, every corner, and a group of young men with the bond of family and one man with the scope to look beyond, and take his brothers in arms with him.
The music is incredible, and the sheer joy and awe that is put forth by those paying homage to the band make this a special film, one that never shirks from struggle, but places the good and the bad in harmony.