Hip-hop is reeling over the death of legendary emcee, Phife Dawg from A Tribe Called Quest. News broke this morning that Phife had passed away from complications with diabetes. Phife’s health issues were well- documented, as he was sidelined with a surgery in 2008. Twitter was overcome with grief as many shared stories of their fan-hood and favorite punchlines from the self-proclaimed “five-foot assassin.” In honor of his passing, we here at Global Grind thought it fitting to turn this edition of the late night round-up into a dedication to all things Phife Dawg. Rest in freedom, Phife. You will be sorely missed.
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First up, Noah Callahan-Bever at Complex wrote a fantastic piece on how Phife’s music impacted his life.
Greg Whitt over at The Smoking Section penned a beautiful narrative of his interview of Phife when Greg was just a teenager.
SOURCE: The Smoking Section
Jason Tanz of The Wired shows off his ATCQ knowledge by digging deep and conjuring up some of Phife’s “forgotten masterpieces.”
SOURCE: The Wired
As people continue to mourn the loss of a hip-hop great, A Tribe Called Quest has release a statement regarding the untimely passing of Phife.
PHOTO CREDIT: Getty
Q-Tip Releases Statement About The Death Of Phife Dawg was originally published on globalgrind.com