Celebs Mourn the loss of Phife Dawg – R.I.P. Hip-Hop Innovator



This morning Hip-Hop and music as a whole, lost one of our innovators from A Tribe Called Quest; Phife Dawg passed away at age 45, after dealing with a long battle with diabetes. He received a kidney transplant from his wife in 2008.

His family has released the following statement….

We regret to share the news that on Tuesday March 22nd, 2016, Malik has passed away due to complications resulting from diabetes.

Malik was our loving husband, father, brother and friend. We love him dearly. How he impacted all our lives will never be forgotten. His love for music and sports was only surpassed by his love of God and family.” Dion Liverpool, his manager, adds, “While I mourn the loss of my best friend and brother, I also will celebrate his incredible life and contribution to many people’s ears across the world. Even with all his success, I have never met a person as humble as he. He taught me that maintaining a positive attitude and outlook can conquer anything. Now my brother is resting in greatness. I’m honored to have crossed paths with him. Riddim Kidz 4eva.”
The family asks that their privacy be respected at this difficult time



A Tribe Called Quest paved the way for jazz-influenced Hip-Hop and are legends!
Friends and fans shared tweets about the loss of Phife Dawg today.

Check out this Phife Dawg Tribute by a WSB-TV Traffic reporter, who drops some A Tribe Called Quest rhymes.


Rest in Power Phife, thank you for sharing your talent with the world.