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ATCQ’s “Beats, Rhymes & Life” Nominated for Documentary of the Year at Producer’s Guild Awards

(AllHipHop News) On December 2, the Producer’s Guild of America (PGA) announced their 2012 nominees for Best Documentary.

The critically acclaimed, Michael Rapaport directed, Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest is one of five documentaries nominated for this year’s awards.

In years past, the PGA has been known to be a great barometer for which films will get nominated and ultimately win at the Oscars which will take place in February of 2012.

However, unfortunately, the Academy did not include Beats, Rhymes & Life in their 15-film shortlist of documentaries nominated for the upcoming Oscars.

There has been some backlash from the Hip-Hop community for the Academy’s snub of the film, yet the PGA nomination is a great achievement for both the filmmaker, the producers, and the members of A Tribe Called Quest.

Along with Beats, Rhymes & Life, other nominated documentaries include: Bill Cunningham New York, Project Nim, Senna, and, The Union.

All other nominations for the 2012 PGAs will be announced on January 3, with the winners being announced and awarded on January 21.

In October, AllHipHop.com got the opportunity to speak to the documentary’s director, Michael Rapaport, at a special screening during the 2011 CMJ Music & Film Festival.

Check it out here.

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  • R_REAL_TALK

    WELL WE ALREADY NO Q TIP WONT BE MAKEN ANY SPEECHES IF IT WINS NOW WILL HE?????

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  • You know this $hyt gonna be hot…the fuggin’ commercial is hot!

    The director caught mad flack for doing his thing , but that’s how he did his thing!

    In hindsight , I can see why Q-Tip would be pissed , etc.,  but smart $$$ says the film wins awards , if not at the Oscars , in the people’s hearts & Tribe starts mending things between them.

    Another low end theory?
    Probably not , one is enough any way.

    That whole Native Tongues movement ( De la Soul ,  Leaders of The New School ( Busta rhymes ) , Black Sheep , etc. were the next generation after ” KRS-ONE , Chuck D ( Public Enemy ) , Rakim ( Dj Eric B ).

    They weren’t as hard as Chuck D , Rakim , KRS , etc. ( * Then again , who is????? ***>>>Fat shoutz to Immortal Technique…who is one of the ones who come damn close )

    They were the first Hip Hop Back packers.
    They were also REAL HIP HOP.

    Golden Era

    Low End Theory bangz from Intro to end.  Damn near every track was a hit single.

    What happened?
    Why?
    When?

    Maybe Re Release L.E.T.?

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  • water_ur_seeds

    Watched this couple weeks ago, fckn sick documentary, really enjoyed it… Didnt know Tip and Phife where at odds with eachother so bad, you can tell they still got love though… Q defo is abit crazy to lol ATCQ 4EVA

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