In the Cut with A Tribe Called Quest, Madlib & Peanut Butter Wolf
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.
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-”Slim’s Return” from 2003’s Shades of Blue
- 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)
- Madlib’s bad character alter ego Quasimoto-”Bullyshit” from 2006’s The Further Adventures of Lord Quas
More on the Questers:
- COVERAGE: A Tribe Called Quest, Wu-Tang and Snoop Rocked the Bells
- A Tribe Called Quest Midnight Marauds @ Rock the Bells This Summer!
- Madlib, Peanut Butter Wolf, The Hundreds and 101 Minutes of A Tribe Called Quest
- J Dilla’s Documentary by Stussy
- FRIDAY (March 5): Phife Dawg & Ali Shaheed Muhammad Go Down Low
- WEDNESDAY (Jan. 20): Mind Body Soul w/ Phife Dawg & Friends Hosted by Michael Rapaport NYC
- Finding a Way with Tribe
- On a Quest With A Tribe Called Quest
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