Wednesday 30 March 2016

R.I.P. Phife Dawg [1970-2016]

Last week featured the incredibly sad news of the passing of A Tribe Called Quest rapper and co-founder, Phife Dawg (Malik Izaak Taylor) due to complications with diabetes.

The impact that A Tribe Called Quest had on subsequent generations of hip-hop and popular culture certainly doesn't need to be explained here, but over the group's five albums, Q-Tip, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Phife Dawg cemented a perhaps unrivaled legacy.

In 2000, Phife went on to release a solo album called 'Ventilation' which I urge you to check out if you've never done so.

To celebrate Phife and his music, we'll leave you with a few of our favourites...

Plus, in one of the best things I've seen in a long time, WSB-TV inserted Phife's lyrics into their traffic report last week which is a real thrill to see...

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