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Source News Flash: Rick Ross | Phife Dawg | Yeezy Season 5 | Adidas | NBA

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Visit for more information Today in Source News Flash: Rick Ross has announced a release date for his ninth studio album Rather You Than Me – available March 17, 2017. Chance The Rapper and Jimmy Butler represent Chicago on the cover of ESPN Entertainment Issue. The title of Phife Dawg’s posthumous album was revealed – Forever. Last […]

Listen to Papoose’s “Obituary 2016”


Papoose pays his condolences to some of the greats. Visit for more information It’s fair to say that 2016 wasn’t the greatest year for everyone especially those families, friends and even fans  that lost people who meant the world to them. Papoose pays his respects to some of the greats we’ve lost in 2016. […]

Mad Skillz Goes In On 2016 With The Year End “Rap Up” [Listen]


Mad Skillz may have officially hung up the mic for the turntables but he came back one more time to air out his grievances with 2016. Visit for more information The seeming tradition, which started in 2002, kicks off this year’s recap over Young M.A’s  “Summer Story”  instrumental, Skillz touches on everything from the […]

Phife Dawg’s Family Set to Unveil Newly Renamed Street in Queens, New York

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On Saturday, November 19th at 1:00 pm The family of the Grammy nominated Tribe Called Quest member Malik ‘Phife Dawg’ Taylor will unveil the co-naming of a portion of Linden Boulevard at 192nd Street in the St. Albans neighborhood of Queens. Visit for more information This famous corner was where the location of the […]

A Tribe Called Quest Gets Memorialized With New Mural In Queens


Earlier this year, A Tribe Called Quest lost a beloved member of their group: Malik Izaak Taylor, also known as Phife Dawg, to a long time battle against diabetes. Visit for more information Phife left his mark on New York City’s Hip Hop landscape and more importantly, on his home borough of Queens. The […]

Watch Jay Electronica Pay Tribute to Phife Dawg With a Freestyle in Minneapolis

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Visit for more information Jay Electronica joined the lengthy list of rappers and artists that have used their own talents to pay tribute to Phife Dawg, the fallen A Tribe Called Quest rapper for whom a star-studded memorial service was held in Harlem, NY last week. During a show last night in Minneapolis, the Roc Nation […]

Here’s the Video For Phife Dawg’s Posthumous New Single, “Nutshell”

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Visit for more information As the world continues to mourn the passing of A Tribe Called Quest emcee and rap pioneer Phife Dawg, more and more people are learning and better understanding the wide-ranging influence he had on not just rap music, but Hip Hop culture. From Kanye West to Wiz Khalifa, the late […]

Kanye West Speaks on Phife Dawg’s Influence at His Memorial in Harlem

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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 […]

A Tribe Called Quest Honors Phife Dawg With Queens Event This Week


Last month, the entire Hip Hop world–and then some–mourned the loss of one of the most innovative emcees to ever touch a mic, A Tribe Called Quest‘s Phife Dawg, Q-Tip‘s deft running mate and the originator of some of the smoothest, most in-pocket flows the rap game has ever seen. His sudden death certainly impacted […]

Kobe Bryant Reacts to the Passing of A Tribe Called Quest’s Phife Dawg

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Visit for more information Kobe Bryant grew up in Philadelphia, which is just a two-hour drive from New York City, where Phife Dawg rose to prominence as one of the most versatile emcees of his generation.  In an interview for, Kobe reflected on the tragic and sudden passing of a rap pioneer, explaining […]

Here’s a Traffic Reporter’s Awesome Tribute to Phife Dawg

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Visit for more information Today we’ve seen Phife Dawg‘s music and legacy discussed non-stop, as the entire music world mourns the passing of a legend, and a key figure in Hip Hop’s progression through the years. However, it’s important to note that Phife and A Tribe Called Quest‘s impact was felt by more than […]

#RIPPHIFE: Today Is A Sad Day For Hip Hop


As the Hip Hop community mourns the sudden loss of Phife Dawg (real name Malik Taylor), one of the greatest emcees to ever get on the mic, an overwhelming sense of sadness is hard to escape for many. The impact A Tribe Called Quest (ATCQ) had on Hip Hop culture can be felt in every […]

Phife’s Family Confirms His Death Was Diabetes-Related in Official Statement

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Very early this morning, A Tribe Called Quest‘s Phife Dawg passed away, sending ripples through the Hip Hop community, especially New York, where the Queens emcee grew up and rose to prominence. Visit for more information Just a short while ago, Phife’s family released an official statement, confirming the legendary rapper’s death was “due […]

You On Point, Phife: Phife Dawg’s 10 Most Memorable Lyrics


This morning [March 23, 2016], the news broke of A Tribe Called Quest‘s Phife Dawg passing away at the age of 45, leaving behind the world in which his lyrics would indefinitely change the realm of Hip Hop both sonically and culturally. Visit for more information Phife (born Malik Taylor) co-founded A Tribe Called […]

Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest Passes Away at 45


According to DJ Chuck Chillout‘s Twitter post, the legendary Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest has passed away at the young age of 45. Chuck Chillout posted the Tweet just after 1 a.m. EST Wednesday morning [March 23]. Visit for more information The Five-Foot Assassin has been battling his health for years, consistently fighting […]