On the night of the Sundance premier of Rapaport’s Beats, Rhymes & Life, as Phife was being moved to tears by the crowd, Ali Shaheed Muhammad was across the ocean in the UK somewhere getting cam-grilled by an enthused interviewer (peace to Sumit). It leads off with Shaheed alluding to the “secret of our layering aspect” when responding to a question on Tribe’s drums, which he can not fully reveal, possibly out of fear of Q-Tip’s retribution…let me stop. Haha. He then goes on to mention the impact of MC Hood on The Scenario Remix before avoiding a direct question on Q-Tip’s position on the doc and whether or not The Abstract speaks for the entire group. At this point the he said-he said-I said is getting a bit lame so hopefully the headlines don’t get out of hand as the movie gets more coverage. And as Shaheed suggests towards the end, I hope to see the film when it hits New York.