RIP Phife Dawg

Today was a sad day in hip-hop. Malik Taylor, better known as Phife Dawg of the legendary group A Tribe Called Quest,  passed away yesterday at the age of 45. Phife was from Queens, NY and had a unique sound.When I was growing up my parents listened to A Tribe Called Quest on a regular basis. Their beats and lyrics were crazy! This brought me to love them and constantly listen to their music. Peoples’ Instictive Travels & the Paths of Rhythm and The Low End Theory are probably my favorite albums by A Tribe Called Quest. Midnight Marauders is a really good album too. You just have to jam out while listening to them. They made music that could get you in a good mood for sure. Just to name a few, some of my favorite songs are listened below each album. If it wasn’t for A Tribe Called Quest, a lot of our favorite rappers wouldn’t be where they are today. They were able to pave a way for a different branch of hip-hop. I remember watching their documentary “Beats, Rhymes, and Life” last year and just wishing I could see them in concert one day. Just seeing them perform from the tv got me so excited, I could only imagine how I would be in person. Diabetes is a very serious issue and I hope this helps gets people more aware. I haven’t seen an official statement saying diabetes was the cause of his passing but I do remember Phife discussing his difficulties with it in the documentary. Also, in 2008, he was given a new kidney to help with his sickness. It’s sad for his family and friends but now he is free or pain and in a better place. Phife is a hip-hop legend and his music will forever live on. 


  • Luck of Lucien
  • I Left My Wallet in El Segundo
  • Bonita Applebum
  • Can I Kick It?


  • Buffon’ Out
  • Check The Rhime
  • Scenario


  • Award Tour
  • Sucka N****s
  • Electric Relaxation 
  • Oh My God


  • Stressed Out


  • Find A Way 

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