Today Sony Pictures Classics announced their ownership of all North American rights to ‘Beats Rhyme & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest’. Director Michael Rapaport compared it to being signed by the Yankees:

“I couldn’t be more excited and proud that ‘Beats Rhymes and Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest’ is being distributed by Sony Pictures Classics. As a first time filmmaker to have the support of SPC is like being signed by the NY Yankees. Telling this story was not only a labor of love, but also the most fulfilling accomplishment of my career”.

it remains to be seen if this will change Q-Tip’s view of the movie, who was a no-show at the Sundance Awards due to his displeasure with the film’s editing. Spotted at MW.