Monica Acosta

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Beats, Rhymes + Life

I love hip hop. And I LOVE a Tribe Called Quest. So, I was very excited that I finally got around to watching the documentary about Tribe called "Beats, Rhymes + Life". 

As soon as the movie started, I knew it was going to be great and that's thanks to the title sequence made by Phillip Niemeyer and James Blagden. It really brought to life one of their most well know songs, with the color choices and the movement of the animation. Below is the video so you can see for yourself.


Upon further investigation, I found out that this style was extended to the website design for the movie (designed by '76 Beats') which I think translated really well! 

If you are a lover of hip hop, interesting animation, or just a really great documentary definitely add this to your 'watch' list.