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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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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 Phife was someone who was able […]

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

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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 just lovers of rap music. […]

#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. Just a short while ago, Phife’s family released an official statement, confirming the legendary rapper’s death was “due to complications resulting from diabetes.” […]

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. Phife (born Malik Taylor) co-founded A Tribe Called Quest in 1985 along with Q–Tip, Ali […]

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]. The Five-Foot Assassin has been battling his health for years, consistently fighting Type-I diabetes, which he developed in […]

Listen to Slum Village “Push It Along” Featuring Phife Dawg

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To celebrate the start of their multi-city tour kicking off in New York tonight, Slum Village releases a new cut featuring A Tribe Called Quest legend Phife Dawg.  A funky raw record to help you push through the negativity, “Push it along” is sure to fill any empty soul with motivation.  You can find the […]