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A Tribe Called Quest on Death of Phife Dawg: ‘We Are Devastated’

*The surviving members of A Tribe Called Quest released a statement Wednesday on the death of group member Phife Dawg. Born Malik I. Taylor, the rapper died Tuesday (March 22) at age 45 due to type 1 diabetes, which he was reportedly diagnosed with in 1990. In 2008, he underwent a kidney transplant due to […]

Broadway’s ‘Hamilton’ Pays Tribute to Phife Dawg Mid-Show

*”Hamilton” star and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda found a way to honor the late Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest during the show’s performance Wednesday night. The playwright has been vocal about the rap group’s influence on his life and creativity. After Phife’s death on Tuesday, Miranda tweted that the Hamilton cast honored him during […]

Fans Mourn the Death of Phife Dawg on Twitter

*Fans have taken to social media to mourn the death of Malik Taylor, better known as Phife Dawg from the hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest. The rapper died Wednesday at the age of 45. The cause of death has yet to be announced, but Taylor had suffered health issues for years, undergoing a […]

Hip Hop Death: Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest Dies at 45

*Unfortunately, there has been a death in the hip hop family. On Wednesday (03-23-16), A member of the rap group A Tribe Called Quest, Phife Dawg, passed away. He was 45. The rapper had to endure serious health problems for years because he was a Type 1 diabetes sufferer. He also underwent a kidney transplant […]

Kennedy Center Hires Q-Tip as ‘Artistic Director for Hip Hop Culture’

*The Kennedy Center is making permanent room for hip hop. Following up Kendrick Lamar’s critically-acclaimed performance with the National Symphony Orchestra last year, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced Tuesday that former A Tribe Called Quest rapper Q-Tip has been named its artistic director for hip hop culture. The announcement was made as the […]

Pharrell Remixes Tribe Called Quest’s ‘Bonita Applebum’ for Reissue (Listen)

*A Tribe Called Quest is prepping to release a reissue of their debut album, 1990’s “People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm” on Nov. 13 to celebrate its 25th anniversary. The reissue is set to include three new remixes—”Footprints” featuring Cee-Lo Green, “Can I Kick It?” by J. Cole and a “Bonita Applebum” remix […]