Robert Garrett: I would ask about Guru. I’ve always been interested in him and what his relationship is with the band.
Dennis Ryan: How did he react, obviously, when they reunited?
RG: Well, their relationship really isn’t about the group anymore. He continues to do things as a solo artist, and the A Tribe Called Quest members are about the business of running the company and just run a tight ship as far as money and money transactions.
I asked Snoop if he wanted to come out and do a few things and tour with us and collaborate, and they never really responded, although I know there was a lot of talk.
So when I do the documentary — which is coming out now — I went in knowing that that was coming. But I felt like you have to go into it knowing what you’re walking into. It’s sort of like, now I know.
This guy is a legend, and he’s still respected as the greatest rapper of all time and just a true human being with incredible — great values, right?
And yet, his company has a different set of values and standards and the people run it differently than he does, whereas he’s seen as a more all-American artist.
So, that’s the thing I really want to capture, when people get to know the subject matter.