Phife Dawg

Phife Dawg

 

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Malik Izaak Taylor[1] (November 20, 1970 – March 22, 2016), known professionally as Phife Dawg (or simply Phife), was an American rapper and a member of the group A Tribe Called Quest with high school friends Q-Tip and Ali Shaheed Muhammad (and for a short time Jarobi White). He was also known as the "Five Foot Assassin" and "The Five Footer", because he stood at 5 feet 3 inches (1.60 m).

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A Tribe Called Quest
 
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Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest
 
Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest, is a 2011 documentary film about the music group A Tribe Called Quest, directed by Michael Rapaport.
The Low End Theory
 
The Low End Theory is the second album by American hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest.

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The concert A Tribe Called Quest called its last ever in New York was a massive tribute to Phife Dawg
  –  July 31, 2017
A view of the Phife Dawg tribute as A Tribe Called Quest performed during the third day of the Panorama Music Festival in New York City. Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Panorama A Tribe Called Quest announced Sunday that its concert at Panorama ...
A Tribe Called Quest Does Final NYC Show With Emotional Tribute To Phife Dawg
  –  July 31, 2017
But the ever-present void of member Phife Dawg, who passed away March 2016 of kidney failure ... Energized by the fans—many of whom have been listening to their music since the early '90s— the men, including Ali Shaheed Muhammad on the turn tables ...
The concert A Tribe Called Quest called its last ever in New York was a massive tribute to Phife Dawg
  –  July 31, 2017
A view of the Phife Dawg tribute as A Tribe Called Quest performed during the third day of the Panorama Music Festival in New York City. Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Panorama A Tribe Called Quest announced Sunday that its concert at Panorama ...
Q-Tip Says 2017 Panorama Festival Performance Is A Tribe Called Quest’s Final Show in New York
  –  July 31, 2017
A Tribe Called Quest has been catering to their loyal fans for the past 12 months with a reunion following the passing of their beloved member, Phife Dawg, but their run might officially be coming to an end. After releasing their first album together in ...
A Tribe Called Quest Call Their Panorama Set Their Last NYC Show Ever
  –  July 31, 2017
Despite the loss of founding member Phife Dawg in March of 2016, A Tribe Called Quest hit number one with their latest release, We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service, late last year. While Q-Tip told Billboard around that same time that their ...
Photos, Videos: Panorama Fest Featured NIN Covering Bowie & A Tribe Called Quest's Last Ever NYC Show
  –  July 31, 2017
If it is indeed the finale of their 30-plus-year career, it was a memorable one, a crowd-pleasing mix of old-school (Bonita Applebum, Buggin' Out) and new (Dis Generation, We the People), with tributes to the late Phife Dawg, whose parents were in the house.
The Top Moments from Panorama Festival
  –  July 31, 2017
It's been a huge year for ATCQ following the unfortunate death of Phife Dawg, the release of the group's 6th and last album (their first in 18 years), We Got It From Here.... Over the weekend, ATCQ announced Panorama would be their final show in their ...
A Tribe Called Quest Announces Panorama Festival as Final NYC Show
  –  July 31, 2017
Out of respect for Phife Dawg. A Tribe Called Quest took to their native New York City to headline Day 3 of the Panorama Festival, and according to the group the performance will be their last in the city following last year's passing of fellow member ...
Masta Killa’s New Video Reminds Us To Celebrate Rap’s OGs While They’re Still Here
  –  July 31, 2017
With the untimely deaths of so many giants in Rap music – Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Guru, Sean Price, Phife Dawg, and Prodigy just to name a few – the song’s message and the video’s treatment are important reminders that we should all give our loved ...
A Tribe Called Quest call festival appearance last 'ever' New York performance
  –  July 31, 2017
The New York-based rap group performed at Panorama festival in the Big Apple on Sunday (30Jul17) and during the set, rapper Q-Tip reportedly cut the music and delivered a moving tribute to his late bandmate Phife Dawg, who passed away in March 2016 due to ...
A Tribe Called Quest announce imminent breakup after final show at Bestival
  –  July 31, 2017
Q-Tip announced the group’s breakup before paying tribute to Tribe founding member Phife Dawg who died March 2016. Read more: A Tribe Called Quest’s final album is a fitting farewell for the hip-hop trailblazers At the performance in New York City ...
Six winners and three losers from Panorama Fest 2017
  –  July 31, 2017
Q-Tip, with audible emotion in his voice, remarked that the Queens group’s set would be its last show in New York, adding even more gravity to the proceedings that were already heavy with tributes to the group’s late member, Phife Dawg, who died last ...
Q-Tip Calls NYC Show a Tribe Called Quest’s ‘Last’
  –  July 31, 2017
The death of Phife Dawg forever changed the face and sound of A Tribe Called Quest. The hip-hop icons performed at New York’s Panorama Music Festival and Q-Tip shared a cryptic message about the group’s future: Related: A Tribe Called Quest Cancel ...
A Tribe Called Quest’s Panorama Set Was The Group’s Last NYC Concert Ever
  –  July 31, 2017
During the performance, Q-Tip explained: This is our last show here in New York. This is it as Tribe. We gotta honor our brother Phife Dawg. So we want to thank everybody in New York City for supporting A Tribe Called Quest since 1988 up to now.
A Tribe Called Quest Does Final NYC Show With Emotional Tribute To Phife Dawg
  –  July 31, 2017
The hip-hop group that got their start only a few miles away, delivered a show to remember. With friends like these, you never need another crew. This was the thought, immediately after leaving the A Tribe Called Quest concert at the second annual Panorama ...
A Tribe Called Quest hint at breakup during “final” New York and LA shows
  –  July 31, 2017
“This is our final performance here in LA as Tribe, obviously because Phife Dawg, our anchor, has been called to another mission,” he said during their set at FYF Fest on July 22. He echoed a similar sentiment this weekend during Panorama in New York ...
Poignant farewell for rap legends 'A Tribe Called Quest'
  –  July 31, 2017
Rap legends A Tribe Called Quest announced Sunday they were retiring -- at least from playing their native New York -- as they bid a poignant farewell to late member Phife Dawg. The group -- who, as hip-hop became mainstream in the 1990s, took the music on ...
A Tribe Called Quest Says 2017 Panorama Festival Was Final NYC Show
  –  July 31, 2017
While performing at the 2017 Panorama Festival, the Tribe announced the show would be their last in the city out of respect for the late Phife Dawg. It was last year that member Q-Tip announced this year’s show would be their last. Although the group ...
A Tribe Called Quest Say Panorama & FYF Were Their Last NY & LA Shows Ever
  –  July 31, 2017
Those were also their first full sets since 2013, and they served as joyous tributes to Tribe member Phife Dawg, who died last year. Lately, fans have been wondering if Tribe can possibly keep going without Phife, considering that We Got It From Here ...
A Tribe Called Quest hint at breakup with 'last' New York and LA shows
  –  July 31, 2017
At the Panorama festival in New York, rapper Q-Tip announced the news before paying tribute to Phife Dawg, another of the group’s rappers, who died in March 2016 after a fight with diabetes. Never in my wildest dreams I thought I was going to see A Tribe ...
A Tribe Called Quest Declared Sunday Night’s Panorama Concert Their Last New York Show Ever
  –  July 31, 2017
Ever since the passing of member Phife Dawg on March 22, 2016, a Tribe Called Quest has been on a slow, steady good-bye tour. The group declared their sixth album, We Got It From Here … Thank You 4 Your Service, released in November 2016, their final album.
A Tribe Called Quest Annоunce Panоrama Perfоrmance Is Last New Yоrk Shоw ‘ever’
  –  July 31, 2017
Tribe MC Q-Tip cut the music mid-set to deliver a moving tribute to the late Phife Dawg, his fellow Tribe member who died in March 2016 at 45 уears old. Q-Tip thanked fans for supporting the rap group since thеу formed in 1982 in St. Albans, Queens.
A Tribe Called Quest announce Panorama performance is last New York show 'ever'
  –  July 31, 2017
Rapper Q-Tip cut the music mid-set to deliver a moving tribute to the late Phife Dawg, his fellow Tribe member who died in March 2016 at age 45. Q-Tip thanked fans for supporting the rap group since they formed in 1982 in St. Albans, Queens. He also shared ...
A Tribe Called Quest Declares Panorama Festival As Their Final NYC Performance (VIDEO)
  –  July 30, 2017
“This is our last show here in New York. That’s it as Tribe. You know, we gotta honor our brother, Phife Dawg,” said Q-Tip. ATCQ founding member Malik “Phife Dawg” Taylor passed away from diabetes complications in March 2016. “We want to thank ...
Watch Co-Headliners A Tribe Called Quest and Nine Inch Nails Take the Stage at Panorama Festival
  –  July 30, 2017
"This is our final performance hear in L.A. as Tribe obviously because Phife Dawg, our anchor, has been called to another mission,” Q-Tip said. "We had to come to L.A. and do one proper [show] for y'all. We appreciate y'all being good sports. Being here ...
A Tribe Called Quest’s “The Anthology” suggests sultry beach wear
  –  July 27, 2017
The hip-hop record features Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammed and Jarobi White, a temporary member of the group. Malik Taylor, known as Phife Dawg, died in March 2016; may he rest in peace. Truth be told, I discovered A Tribe Called Quest a little ...
Recap | FYF Fest 2017 Shows Us Our Past to See the Future
  –  July 24, 2017
I really didn’t know what to expect now even after the group’s acclaimed comeback album, We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service, considering that they had lost the heart of the group in co-founder Phife Dawg. What we got on Saturday night ...
Missy Elliott, Frank Ocean & Brad Pitt?! 6 Major Moments from FYF Fest
  –  July 24, 2017
Paying tribute to former ATCQ member Phife Dawg, who died suddenly in March 2016, Q-Tip shouted out, “Phife is one of the oldest friends I had. He got me to start rapping,” he revealed. “We just wanna share one of our personal favorites of Phife’s ...
Q-Tip Says FYF Fest Was ATCQ’s ‘Final Performance’ In L.A.
  –  July 24, 2017
A Tribe Called Quest is still grieving from the loss of Phife Dawg. Q-Tip, Jarobi White and Ali Shaheed Muhammad hit the stage at FYF Festival on Saturday (July 22) for what was said to be their final performance in Los Angeles. READ: Solange and A Tribe ...
Photos: Brad Pitt At Frank Ocean, A Phife Dawg Tribute, And More On Day Two Of FYF
  –  July 24, 2017
Saturday was a behemoth day for this year's FYF. The lineup featured Frank Ocean (and this time he actually showed up, unlike in 2015), A Tribe Called Quest, Erykah Badu, Arca, Perfume Genius, MGMT, Mitski, and more. Frank Ocean took his set to the next ...
For Spoon’s Britt Daniel, Prince is the one influence that reigns above all
  –  July 21, 2017
He was dancing; it was a full-on show.” It was also the last time Daniel saw the show’s opening act, A Tribe Called Quest, whom he also adored; Tribe MC Phife Dawg died within a month of Prince. “If somebody comes to town, you got to go see them ...

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