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Earlier in the year, a documentary about seminal rap group A Tribe Called Quest, Beats Rhymes & Life, debuted at the Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews, reportedly even moving Phife Dawg to tears. Well, it seems that the rest of us will get to see what the fuss is all about as Sony Pictures has picked up the film.
The movie is the source of some controversy, as Q-Tip has spoken against the film and does not suport it. After hearing the news about the Sony pickup, the group’s co-MC tweeted the simple response, “bullshit.” Michael Rapaport, the film’s director, had the following statement about the film’s eventual release: “As a first time filmmaker to have the support of SPC is like being signed by the New York Yankees. Telling this story was not only a labor of love, but also the most fulfilling accomplishment of my career.”