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A Tribe Called Quest: A Tribute to Malik Taylor aka Phife Dawg

News | Mar 23, 2016   

A Tribe Called Quest: A Tribute to Malik Taylor aka Phife Dawg

Hip-hop lost a legend. Malik Taylor also known as his rap moniker Phife Dawg passed away Tuesday at the age of 45 from complications with diabetes.

Phife Dawg appeared on all five of A Tribe Called Quest’s studio albums. His prolific “gruff” sound balanced out the otherwise mellow vocals from Q-tip, especially on the albums The Low End Theory and Midnight Marauders.

The group had disbanded and reunited multiple times in the past years. Phife also was attempting going solo. Watch the teaser below released this past September featuring a track produced by J Dilla.


Check out some staff favorites by A Tribe Called Quest below. Find them all on

01. Bonita Applebum
02. Can I Kick It
03. Find a Way
04. Check the Rhime
05. Electric Relaxation
06. Award Tour
07. 1nce Again
08. Oh My God
09. Footprints
10. Stressed Out


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