BEATS, RHYMES & LIFE: From Past to Present in Hip-Hop with Michael Rapaport and Niraj Bhatia
“Beats, Rhymes & Life: From Past to Present in Hip-Hop”
Special Screening of the Film, BEATS, RHYMES & LIFE: THE TRAVELS OF A TRIBE CALLED QUEST, and In-Person Conversation with Michael Rapaport (Director) and Niraj Bhatia (Executive Producer)
7:00pm, Thursday, November 16, 2023
Angelika Dallas | 5321 E Mockingbird Ln #230, Dallas, TX 75206
As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the hip-hop movement, we’re reminded of its powerful impact on uniting communities and driving social change.
The panel will revolve around the emergence and evolution of the hip-hop movement, a force that united communities, championed social causes, and inspired an entire generation during the 70s, 80s, and 90s. With BEATS, RHYMES & LIFE: THE TRAVELS OF A TRIBE CALLED QUEST serving as a catalyst, we examine ATCQ and Hip hop’s impact as a whole and how it can continue to shape the present generation.
Having forged a 20-year run as one of the most innovative and influential hip hop bands of all time, the Queens NY collective known as “A Tribe Called Quest” have kept a generation hungry for more of their groundbreaking music since their much publicized breakup in 1998. Michael Rapaport documents the inner workings and behind the scenes drama that follows the band to this day. He explores what’s next for, what many claim, are the pioneers of alternative rap.
Presented by The Niraj Bhatia Foundation and Om Films
Special Thanks to Virgin Hotels Dallas and Angelika Film Center Dallas
Benefiting DIFF | Dallas Film Society, Inc.