A Tribe Called Quest’s frontman Q-Tip paid respect to band mate Phife Dawg on his weekly Abstract Radio show.
Phife Dawg died last Tuesday due to complications with diabetes. Fellow luminaries including Chuck D, Andre 3000, Pharrell, Big Boi and Kendrick Lamar talked about the impact that the “5 foot assassin” had on their lives and careers.
A Tribe Called Quest has always been my favourite hip hop group ever and nothing has come close to having the impact that ATCQ has had on my own life. ATCQ bought rhymes and humour to hip hop. Their lyrics, Phife Dawg’s especially, always bring a smile to my face and the music is just timeless.
RIP Phife Dawg. Your rhymes and lyrics live on in the hearts and souls of many.