If you, like me, have been salivating for a viewing of the controversial Michael Rapaport-directed Tribe Called Quest documentary “Beats, Rhymes & Life”, then you’re in luck, as a national rollout was just announced. The film premiered at the Sundance festival earlier this year, screened at the Tribeca Film Festival in NYC last night, and officially premieres in New York and Los Angeles on the 8th of July. Over the following month or so, it will hit most major cities (including Boston, thank God).

The study of one of hip-hop’s greatest groups (maybe Top 5?) has hit a couple of bumps on the road to release, most notably in the form of gripes coming from Tribe leader/focal point Q-Tip. The preview I saw a couple of months ago promises a drama-filled documentary, for sure. Noted hip-hop head Rapaport screened the movie at Sundance with a very emotional Phife Dawg, and let’s face it-if an artist sees a movie about themselves and doesn’t have any problems with it, it’s probably a whitewash of some sort. Needless to say, I’m looking very much forward to this.

Full schedule below:

Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest release schedule:
07/08 – New York, NY @ Sunshine
07/08 – New York, NY @ Empire
07/08 – New York, NY @ Magic Johnson
07/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ Arclight Hollywoof
07/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ Century City 15
07/08 – Los Angeles, CA @Criterion Santa Monica
07/15 – San Francisco, CA @ Metreon
07/15 – San Francisco, CA @ Kabuki
07/15 – Chicago, IL @ Century Centre
07/15 – Chicago, IL @ River East
07/15 – Chicago, IL @ CineArts Evanston
07/15 – Washington, D.C. @ E- Street
07/15 – Washington, D.C. @ Georgetown
07/15 – Washington, D.C. @ Bethesda Row
07/15 – Washington, D.C. @ Shirlington
07/15 – Washington, D.C. @ Magic Johnson
07/22 – San Diego, CA @ Hillcrest
07/22 – Boston, MA @ Kendall Square
07/22 – Boston, MA @ Boston Commons
07/22 – Boston, MA @ Embassy Waltham
07/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Ritz 5
07/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Ritz Center Voorhees
07/22 – Minneapolis, MN @ Uptown
07/22 – Atlanta, GA @ Midtown
07/22 – Atlanta, GA @ Phipps Plaza
07/22 – San Francisco, CA @ Shattuck
07/22 – San Francisco, CA @ Century Mountain View
07/22 – San Francisco, CA @ Marin Sausalito
07/22 – San Francisco, CA @ CineArts Santaana Row San Jose
07/29 – Dallas, TX @ Angelika
07/29 – Dallas, TX @ Angelika Plano
07/29 – Houston, TX @ Edwards Greenway
07/29 – Austin, TX @ Violet Crown
07/29 – Austin, TX @ Arbor
07/29 – Seattle, WA @ Pacific Place
07/29 – Seattle, WA @ Metro
07/29 – Seattle, WA @ Licoln Square Bellevue
07/29 – Portland, OR @ Cinema 21
07/29 – Milwaukee, WI @ Oriental
07/29 – Detroit, MI @ Uptown Birmingham
08/05 – Phoenix, AZ @ Tempe Marketplace
08/05 – Madison, WI @ Sundancen Cinemas
08/05 – Miami, FL @ Regal South Beach
08/05 – St. Louis, MO @ Tivoli
08/05 – Cleveland, OH @ Cedar Lee
08/05 – Cincinatti, OH @ Esquire
08/05 – Honolulu, HI @ Kahala
08/12 – San Antonio, TX @ Bijou
08/12 – San Antonio, TX @ AMC Huebner
08/12 – Columbus, OH @ Gateway
08/12 – Columbus, OH @ AMX Lennox
08/12 – Dayton, OH @ Neon Movies
08/12 – Kansas City, MO @ Palace
08/12 – Kansas City, MO @ AMC Studio Olathe
08/12 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Broadway
08/12 – Indianapolis, IN @ Keystone Art
08/12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Regent
08/12 – New Orleans, LA @ Canal Place
08/12 – New Orleans, LA @ Elmwod
08/12 – Charlotte, NC @ Manor
08/12 – Raleigh, NC @ Colony Raleigh
08/12 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Chelsea Chapel Hill

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