Phife Dawg‘s memorial is going down right now at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York City, and unannounced, Kanye West just took the stage, and in a brief speech, he explained that A Tribe Called Quest “raised” him, and praised their ability to sample, and credited them with inspiring his musicality. Watch the tail end of his speech here on the live stream.
UPDATE: You can re-watch Ye’s moving speech here on Periscope.
YE GOING OFF!!! pic.twitter.com/i6VzjEcZjD
— Craig Jenkins (@CraigSJ) April 6, 2016
“Though the fans want the feeling of a Tribe Called Quest/Now all they got left is this guy called West.”