Malik Taylor AKA Phife Dawg passed away at the age of 45 on March 22, 2016. The rapper was battling with complications from Diabetes. Phife was a member of the legendary and iconic 90’s rap group, A Tribe Called Quest. The New York group helped pave the way for modern hip-hop, with various artists citing them as an influence. The group is considered to be the originators of their unique and transcendent sound, arguably releasing some of the best albums in hip-hop history with: Midnight Marauders,  The Low End Theory, and The Love Movement.

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In memory of Phife, here are a few of my favorite classic videos from A Tribe Called Quest.