A Tribe Called Quest Documentary, ‘Beats, Rhymes & Life’, Gets a Grammy Nod
The biopic focused on the legendary hip hop group gets a nod at this year’s Grammy nominations ceremony.
Last night, at the 54th annual Grammy nominations ceremony, it was revealed that Michael Rapaport’s documentary, “Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest” received a nomination in the film category, for Best Long Form Music Video.
The film followed the New York rap group from their early days, beginning to make music in high school, all the way up until the eventual disbandment of the group near the turn of the century.
Debate surrounded the film, as it moved from filming to production, and finally received a slow, city-by-city theatrical release and DVD / Blu-Ray pressing.
Although the award nomination may be a bit misdirected — the film wasn’t, to most, really a “music video per say, but more just a music-fueled documentary — the film still stands a chance at snagging the highly-coveted award.
The film is in the running against documentary-style offerings from TV On The Radio, Beyoncé, Foo Fighters and Kings of Leon.
The 54th annual Grammy’s will be broadcast on February 12.
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