Phife Dawg's situation was very similar to Big Boi's—he was often overshadowed by Q-Tip, one of the most charismatic, magnetic rappers ever. However, unlike Big Boi, Phife never had a viable solo career. Instead, what made people reconsider Phife's role in Tribe was Michael Rapaport's documentary Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest. The film was rather generous to Phife and gave him the props he'd never gotten before.