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Showtime with Sour Grape: Beats Rhymes & Life

Alright let me first state that no artist or music group has been more influential in my life than A Tribe Called Quest. When my adolescent self stumbled on a hip-hop group that flowed over jazz tunes with style and grace, my exclusive world of rap collided with my parents’ collection of soulful records, and A Tribe Called Quest became my favorite music to listen to all day, everyday. The group’s deep catalog of sampled records expanded my mind to appreciate all sorts of quality music and ignited my interest in the dopeness. So viewing Michael Rapaport’s newly released documentary Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest was an especially personal experience that had me buzzing for days. Continue reading for a complete Sour Grape breakdown of the must-see film. Continue reading