Councilman I. Daneek MillerHonorsMalik Izaak Taylor p/k/a Phife DawgStreet Naming CeremonyEvent Date: NOVEMBER 19, 2016@Linden Blvd @ 192 Street in Jamaica, NYCThe honorable Councilman I. Daneek Miller of District 27 will host the official street naming ceremony in honor of Malik Izaak Taylor p/k/a Phife Dawg of the legendary hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest. This posthumous honor will be attended by various political and entertainment luminaries including Senator Leroy Comrie (District 14),Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, Representative of Mayor Deblasio’s office, and members of A Tribe Called Quest.The honorable Councilman I. Daneek Miler honors Malik Izaak Taylor p/k/a Phife Dawg for his contributions as an innovator and trendsetter in the Music/Entertainment and Media Industries. The event culminates with a street naming ceremony in his hometown of Jamaica, New York @ Linden Boulevard & 192nd Street.Music by: J.PeriodSupport by : Scratch Dj Academy (NY)
Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, & Jarobi White changed the entire sound of Hip Hop music in the early 90’s, influencing many of todays most respected MC’s. Together known as A Tribe Called Quest, the Queens, and New York collectively brought together a perfect balance of rhythm, beats, rhymes, and life. We proudly present ATCQ for Anthem Legends, made from our most premium combed cotton.
— ATCQ (@ATCQ) April 5, 2016
“Celebration of Phife” Memorial today at the Apollo 6 PM ET
Live stream will air on REVOLT.TV/Live
Phife’s new video for “Nutshell” will debut on REVOLT.TV and REVOLT today following the service
Tomorrow Smokin’ Needles Records releases Phife’s new single ‘Nutshell’ produced by J Dilla on behalf of his family. A portion of the proceeds from its sale will go to the American Diabetes Association and the National Kidney Foundation. #nutshell
To all our loving fans: Please join us at SmokinNeedles.com for an important message.
For Immediate Release
March 23, 2016
Statement from A Tribe Called Quest on the death of Malik I. Taylor a.k.a Phife Dawg The 5 ft. Assassin
Our hearts are heavy. We are devastated. This is something we weren’t prepared for although we all know that life is fleeting. It was no secret about his health and his fight. But the fight for his joy and happiness gave him everything he needed. The fight to keep his family happy, his soul happy and those around him happy, gave him complete and unadulterated joy… until he heeded his fathers call.
We love his family his mother, his father, his son, his wife, his nieces, his family here in New York, Atlanta, California and Trinidad.
Thank you for the outpouring of prayers and support from the fans, fellow artists, music outlets, blogs, radio stations, DJ’s, social media and the music community at large. This too is part of his joy and means a lot to him. His family is overwhelmed by the support, well wishes and are thankful. His music and what he’s contributed is seismic and hard to measure. He’s affected us as much as he’s affected all of you. We’re inspired by his daily joy and courage. He wasn’t in pain. He was happy.
We take comfort in knowing he will be beside his grandmother.