In the Cut with A Tribe Called Quest, Madlib & Peanut Butter Wolf

Posted on November 30, 2010
Filed under something to hear, something to look at, something to purchase.

After grinding for over a year in various edit rooms with director/actor Michael Rapaport on the Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest documentary, we’ll finally be dropping some major exciting news on the film front fans will be “dancing” to very, very soon. But for now I wanted to give an update and a little insight on the musical aspect of our passion project. As some of you may already know, the genius Beat Konducta known as Madlib has been digging deep in the lab composing the musical score for our film as his Stones Throw label mate Peanut Butter Wolf acts as the film’s music supervisor feeding us a variety of tracks for non-Tribe music scenes.

Between the creative contributions handed to us by these two hip hop maestros, we’ve successfully created a new sonic, fun loving and often times emotional landscape for our four Questers’ stories to unfold in. From old school tracks backing up Ali Shaheed Muhammed’s tale of first learning about DJ’s to Q-Tip’s early hip hop radio revelations to Phife Dawg’s cathartic moments dealing with illness and everything in-between, the duo of Madlib and PBW have been giving it to us straight, no fader.

Click here to listen to some Madlib score samples at our film’s website ATribeCalledQuestMovie.com.

And keep up to date with the film on our Facebook page here.

In the cut with Mike Rap, Madlib, Peanut Butter Wolf and me at the edit controls at Project Lab/EMP in Atwater Village

Also…watch and listen to some of Madlib’s earlier masterpieces below.

  • Madlib and the legendary J Dilla combining to form Jaylib-”McNasty Filth” from 2003’s Champion Sound (video features cameos galore including a young Yankee hat flossing Mike Rap)

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