R.I.P. Phife Dawg


From The Root:

Malik Taylor, known as Phife Dawg, from A Tribe Called Quest, died Wednesday at the age of 45. Although the cause of death has not been released, Taylor had been battling Type 1 diabetes for several years.

Taylor’s music with ATCQ catapulted hip-hop to another level. The group’s albums The Low End Theory and Midnight Marauders are pieces of hip-hop nostalgia that will never go out of style.

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3 thoughts on “R.I.P. Phife Dawg

  1. I knew Phife had been battling diabetes for quite a while. I grew up listening to ATCQ. They were one of the groups that made me fall in love with hip hop in the first place. So many that I grew up listening to are one now. Heavy D,Tupac,Biggie,Jam Master Jay,Eazy E,Left Eye,Guru and Pimp C. It kind of makes me sad because it reminds me that a piece of my childhood is gone. But Phife will be missed. He was a hip hop legend.

  2. Phife will be missed missed…for sure.

    Ironically..I was looking at a local amphitheater to see what acts was playing there. One of the groups I sure hoped would be there was A Quest Called Tribe . Unfortunately, they wouldn’t be there and with his death, it only complicates things more. I was thinking about getting my kid sister and oldest brother some tickets to go for their B-days. They want to see old school rappers/Rand B singers

    Phife and his friends were a one of a kind group. They ‘re rapping style couldn’t be duplicated no matter how much people would try. I still think about Bonita Applebum and Electric Relaxation..two of my faves.

    Rappers like Phife were the true legends..what him and his group did was truly comprehensive rap music.

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