Q-Tip Proves Documentary of ‘Tribe’ is Against Group (Video)

Q-Tip discusses the feud between A Tribe Called Quest and Michael Rapaport's producers.

If you’re a fan of A Tribe Called Quest, you’re not going to be a fan of actor/director, Michael Rapaport who has aligned himself with rappers and the hip hop world for some time.  Q-Tip is at odds with Rapaport over an e-mail that was obviously sent to him and his group by mistake.  The e-mail details cutting Tribe out of the production credits and “everything else” regarding the documentary directed by Rapaport.

In April, the EUR reported minor turbulence between Q-Tip and Michael Rapaport as they shopped the documentary, “Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest”.  Michael Rapaport called producing the documentary a “love letter” to the group, but Q-Tip was upset over not having the control, that he has always had in the group, over the doc.

But now, it appears that Q-Tip’s concerns were a lot deeper than what Michael Rapaport led us to believe.  Members of A Tribe Called Quest, Q-Tip and DJ Ali Shaheed Muhammad, sat down with MTV in March to break their silence on the feud between themselves and Rapaport.  The report from MTV has surfaced and Q-Tip read from the mysterious e-mail.

The e-mail read:

“First off let’s close the billing block and put it on the poster so they can’t get on that. Then we’ll **** them on everything else.”

This is a lot more than a little creative difference between the group and Rapaport.  It first disrespects the group on many levels, but also cuts them out of any input and possibly profits of the documentary.  Q-tip expresses the depths of this e-mail quite eloquently in the interview with MTV's Sway.  Check it out.

-J.C. Brooks

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4 thoughts on “Q-Tip Proves Documentary of ‘Tribe’ is Against Group (Video)”

  1. Michael Rappaport has been a wannabe from way back. Look up the movie “Zebrahead”. It’s actually a pretty good movie but I am always rubbed the wrong way by his type.

  2. JUST LIKE ON HIGHER LEARNING!!.. if this ain’t life imitating art.. ONLY WE SEE YOU REMY B4 YOU GOT TO THE TOWER!!!

  3. interesting that they only read one line out of context. with all the in fighting who knows what was going on. isn’t it a little corny to produce a documentary about yourself, anyway?

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