A Tribe Called Quest on Phife Dawg: 'We are devastated'
March 24, 2016 - Uncategorized
The remaining members of A Tribe Called Quest have issued a heartfelt statement mourning Phife Dawg, who died suddenly on Tuesday at age 45 after a long battle with diabetes.
The rapper, born Malik Taylor but more commonly known as Phife or the 5 Foot Assassin, released five albums with the New York rap group between 1990 and 1998. From the group’s statement.
As the news spread on Wednesday, musicians inside and outside of the hip-hop world paid tribute, including Kendrick Lamar, Questlove, Mark Ronson, Mac Miller, Chuck D and Chance the Rapper. Read more…