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A Tribe Called Quest Doc Coming in July

The documentary on groundbreaking hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest will hit theaters this summer.

According to billboard.com, Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest will premiere in New York and Los Angeles on July 8, eventually rolling out to 32 more cities in July and August.

Reportedly financed with filmmaker Michael Rapaport’s own credit cards, the film traces the Queens collective’s formation, history and five-album release run in the 1990s.

Tribe wordsmith Q-Tip has expressed mixed feelings about the final product, but Rapaport said it’s only a natural response from the group’s de facto leader.

“The differences Tip had, I think, came down to the fact that he’s an artist and a perfectionist who is always in control,” Rapaport told Billboard, referring to ATCQ as the “Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin of first generation hip-hop.”  “He was the leader of Tribe. But I’m making the movie and I have to make the final decisions. He’s accustomed to making all of the decisions. I have thought about it a lot and if somebody made a movie as interpersonal as this about me, I don’t know that I’d be pleased with someone else making the decisions. To me, it’s a love letter to the band.”

Full release schedule below:

7/8
NEW YORK
Sunshine Empire
Magic Johnson

LOS ANGELES
Arclight Hollywood
Century City 15
Criterion Santa Monica

7/15
SAN FRANCISCO
Metreon
Kabuki

CHICAGO
Century Centre
River East
CineArts Evanston

WASHINGTON, DC
E-Street
Georgetown
Bethesda Row
Shirlington
Magic Johnson

7/22
SAN DIEGO
Hillcrest

BOSTON
Kendall Square
Boston Commons
Embassy Waltham

PHILADELPHIA
Ritz 5
Ritz Center Voorhees

MINNEAPOLIS
Uptown

ATLANTA
Midtown
Phipps Plaza

SAN FRANCISCO – ADD ONS
Shattuck
Century Mountain View
Marin Sausalito
CineArts Santana Row San Jose

7/29
DALLAS
Angelika
Angelika Plano

HOUSTON
Edwards Greenway

AUSTIN
Violet Crown
Arbor

SEATTLE
Pacific Place
Metro
Lincoln Square Bellevue

PORTLAND
Cinema 21

MILWAUKEE
Oriental

DETROIT
Uptown Birmingham

8/5
PHOENIX
Tempe Marketplace

MADISON
Sundancen Cinemas

MIAMI
Regal South Beach

ST. LOUIS
Tivoli

CLEVELAND
Cedar Lee

CINCINNATI
Esquire

HONOLULU
Kahala

8/12
SAN ANTONIO
Bijou
AMC Huebner

COLUMBUS
Gateway
AMC Lennox

DAYTON
Neon Movies

KANSAS CITY
Palace
AMC Studio Olathe

SALT LAKE CITY
Broadway

INDIANAPOLIS
Keystone Art

PITTSBURGH
Regent

NEW ORLEANS
Canal Place
Elmwood

CHARLOTTE
Manor

RALEIGH-CHAPEL HILL
Colony Raleigh
Chelsea Chapel Hill

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