#16. A Tribe Called Quest Calls Out Director Micheal Rappaport On MTV RapFix

Date: June 30

We were hyped when actor, director, and avid hip-hop fan Michael Rappaport set out to make a documentary film about one of his favorite rap groups, A Tribe Called Quest. But things took a turn for the worst when Q-Tip started denouncing the film last year. Tip—who is also credited as a producer on the project —and Ali Shaheed Muhammad raised their issues about Rapaport’s vision for the film during an interview with MTV's Rapfix. Rappaport later responded to their criticisms in an interview with Complex. However, in the end all differences were squashed, and Tip tweeted in support of the film, which was released on July 8 to overwhelmingly positive reviews.