Beats, Rhymes & Life, Michael Rapaport‘s standing ovation-inspiring documentary on A Tribe Called Quest was released on DVD and Blu-ray today. Although the film is already available in digital form on iTunes, the DVD version contains special features, including deleted scenes and commentary from the director. It goes without saying that a film on ATCQ and featuring interviews with Questlove, Common, Pharrel and many more of our favorite artists gets an automatic Okayplayer forward, but in the spirit of our shopper’s guide, we have assembled all the info you need to make buying choices in one place. First we recommend you read OKP contributor Elsie Nwankwo‘s film review/exclusive interview with director Rapaport and 5-foot assassin Phife. Then revisit the trailer here to get in the proper vibes n’ stuff mindframe. Then check a listing of the special features (after the jump). While you’re up, enter tour contest for your chance to win a free Hi-Fi soundsystem–exclusively for Okayplayer readers. Only then are you ready to go to the store and make an informed purchase, um, decision.
Commentary with Director Michael Rapaport
Bringing Beats to Life
On the Red Carpet at the Los Angeles Film Festival Premiere
Will A Tribe Called Quest Make More Music?
A Message From Zulu Nation Featuring Mike G of Jungle Brothers