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Brisbane Cinema Pays Tribute To Tribe Called Quest

A Tribe Called Quest

In honour of the recent passing of hip hop legend Phife Dawg (Malik Taylor) Brisbane’s New Farm Cinemas will show a special screening of ‘Beats, Rhymes & Life: Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest’.

Taylor made up one third of what was arguably one of the most influential hip hop bands out of the 90s, A Tribe Called Quest. Taylor first formed with childhood friend Q-Tip (Jonathan Davis) and Ali Shaheed Muhammed in the mid 80’s.

The group first came to fame in the early 90’s with hit single Can I Kick It? sampling Lou Reed’s Walk On The Wild Side. The group tackled multiple controversial issues including date-rape, use of racial slurs, and trials and tribunals of the rap industry through their music.

Taylor passed on the 22nd March this year at the age of 45 due to diabetic complications. The documentary “Beats, Rhymes & Life: Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest” explores the life and times of the group and features interviews from the likes of The Beastie Boys, Pharrel Williams, Mary J Blige, and Santigold.

The documentary screening will occur on May 19 at New Farm Cinemas. The exclusive event will host 50 people and will raise funds for Diabetes Queensland, with special guest Charlie Hustle spinning A Tribe Called Quest records in the cinema bar afterwards.

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‘Beats, Rhymes & Life: Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest’ Special Screening

New Farm Cinemas, Brisbane

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A Tribe Called Quest Cinema Poster