Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Phife Dawg Of A Tribe Called Quest Has Died


In what has got to be heartbreaking news, Phife Dawg — legendary member of A Tribe Called Quest — reportedly passed away in the early hours of Wednesday, March 23rd. Pioneering DJ Chuck Chillout would first announce the news on his Twitter account, which would then be confirmed by Statik Selektah.
Born Malik Isaac Taylor, Phife was perhaps the unheralded lyrical wizard A Tribe Called Quest, nimbly bouncing off of Q-Tip's laid-back style with a frenetic, high-energy pattern. In 1990, Phife was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, and had undergone a kidney transplant in 2008. ATCQ most recently experienced a renaissance in 2015, as they celebrated the 25th anniversary of their seminal debutPeople's Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm and performing "Can I Kick It?" on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," their first television appearance together in over 15 years.
Several artists — including DJ A-Trak, 9th Wonder, Logic, Mac Miller, and Young Guru — have poured out their condolences on social media.

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