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Published on May 5th, 2015 | by Brian Coney


Beats Rhymes and Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest @ Black Box, Belfast


On Friday, May 8, the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival will host a free early evening screening of Beats Rhymes and Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest at Belfast’s Black Box.

Having forged a 20-year run as one of the most innovative and influential hip hop bands of all time, the Queens NY collective have kept a generation hungry for more of their groundbreaking music since their much publicized breakup in 1998.

Beats, Rhymes & Life (also the title of the band’s 1996 record) balances brutal honesty with a heartfelt devotion as it tracks A Tribe Called Quest’s mid-1980’s formation in Queens, the evolution of the group and its four members, their close ties to fellow music innovators like De La Soul and the band’s eventual dissolution.

Doors are at 6pm.

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