Rest well Malik Isaac Taylor.
Those that know me well know that I really don’t handle death well. I honestly don’t like to address it, unfortunately we have a job to do here and so it is with heavy regret that we have to let you know we lost a legend earlier today. Malik Isaac Taylor better known as Phife Dawg passed at the age of 45.
Even though details on the cause of death have not yet been released, it was well documented that Phife suffered from Type 1 diabetes, causing him to get a kidney transplant in 2008. To say what this guy did for the culture would be an understatement, so instead we celebrate his life today with the words of his fans through Twitter and our birthday freestyle mix that we dropped a couple of years back. Rest well bro.
Damn. #RIPPhife one of the greatest to bless the mic
— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) March 23, 2016
This ones hurts #RIPPhife
— Al Lindstrom (@AlLindstrom) March 23, 2016
If my mom don’t approve, then I’ll just elope. Let me sink the little man from inside the boat #RIPPhife
— Premium Pete (@PremiumPete) March 23, 2016
— downtowns sweetheart (@vashtie) March 23, 2016
damn, hate waking up to sad news. #RIPPhife
— brian b.dot™ miller (@bdotTM) March 23, 2016
— DEANII & GIANTS (@ScottieBeam) March 23, 2016
— Peter Rosenberg (@Rosenbergradio) March 23, 2016
— Ebro Darden (@oldmanebro) March 23, 2016
My personal testimony as to how timeless ATCQ is is that independently, my 19, 18 and 14 yr old sons listen to Tribe on their own. #RIPPhife
— Old Man Combat (@Combat_Jack) March 23, 2016
RIP to phife dog of tribe called quest pic.twitter.com/f4t5fvg4WD
— DJ Chuck Chillout (@djchuckchillout) March 23, 2016
Confirmed. rest in peace Phife. Man. I’m out.
— Statik Selektah (@StatikSelekt) March 23, 2016
— 9th Wonder (@9thwonder) March 23, 2016