Tag Archives: Sundance

Video: Muscle Shoals – The Documentary Trailer

18 Jan

Any music history buff will want to take the next two minutes to watch the official trailer for Muscle Shoals, a music documentary appearing at Sundance this weekend.

NY Magazine: Michael Rapaport on All the Drama Surrounding His A Tribe Called Quest Documentary

29 Apr

Yesterday I came across across a really great Q&A interview online from New York Magazine with Michael Rapaport in regards to his documentary on A Tribe Called Quest. I remember when I first heard about this documentary I was so excited and then I quickly learned of all the drama and bickering going back and forth right around Sundance.  Below is an excerpt from the interview which took place during the Tribeca Film Festival and click HERE to read the whole thing.

(via New York Magazine)

You came into this as a fan. Are you less of a fan?
I love the group; I still love the music; I still get off on the music. I will not be the director of A Tribe Called Quest documentary, part two. This conflict has definitely changed my perception of them as individuals, but the music is the music.

Do they have control over the soundtrack?
Yeah, the soundtrack is their domain. They have control over it. And at this point, up until now, they have chosen not to do anything with the soundtrack.

And what was the question that you wanted to answer by doing the movie?
The question that I wanted to answer by doing the movie was, “Will A Tribe Called Quest make more music?” And I think we got our answer because there’s no soundtrack. But it’s not too late yet.

Because you haven’t released the movie yet.
We’ve got release in July, and what better way to go off into the sunset, to make one original song for your documentary? And to see A Tribe Called Quest at the fucking Oscars performing a brand-new song — that would be crazy for hip-hop. They could write the song for me. I’ll perform the shit myself. If they write the song, I’ll do it. I’ll hire look-alikes to do it.

Beastie Boys MCA’s “Fight For Your Right Revisited” A-List Cast

21 Jan

Any fan of the Beastie Boys check out this guide New York Magazine put together surrounding Fight For Your Right Revisited, Adam Yauch’s short which premiered last night at Sundance. To quote Kyle Buchanan’s piece “They make mischief with a whole lot of celebrities — so many celebrities, in fact, that the 30-minute short plays like an A-list, hip-hop cross between the videos for Moby’s “We Are All Made of Stars” and Weezer’s “Pork and Beans.”

To give you an idea, here’s a list of the cameos in the film: Seth Rogen, Danny McBride, Elijah Wood, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Rashida Jones,Will Arnett, Adam Scott, Rainn Wilson, Ted Danson, Steve Buscemi , Amy Poehler, Roman Coppola, Shannyn Sossamon, Mary Steenburgen, Alicia Silverstone, Laura Dern, Milo Ventimiglia, Jody Hill, Jason Schwartzman, Chloë Sevigny, Kirsten Dunst, and Maya Rudolph, David Cross, Orlando Bloom, Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Jack Black.

Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest

21 Jan

If you are at or heading to Sundance this weekend you are a lucky individual as Michael Rapaport (yes the actor) premieres his documentary Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest.  Collectively one of the greatest hip-hop groups of all time who shaped the game for many of today’s most loved and admired stars, I’m very interested to see this documentary about Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Jarobi and the footage Rapaport has used to tell the story.

And check out this little bit on the documentary on MTV.com.