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Thursday, 24 March 2016


Sad news yesterday with the news that Phife Dawg has died aged just 45. Phife (Malik Taylor) was a founder member of A Tribe Called Quest along with Q-Tip. The freshness of their debut album, along with De La Soul and The Jungle Brothers at the same time, cannot be overstated. So many great tunes contained within. I always loved I Left My Wallet In El Segudo especially the 'I ordered enchiladas and I ate 'em' line for some reason.

The group's second album The Low End Theory was less Daisy Age, a more stripped back hip hop record. They always knew where they stood politically and socially and the wordplay, rhymes, vocal interplay and rhythms on this track are stunning.



Walter said...

Sad news indeed. Agree to your words to their first records.

anthony daly said...

I am so sad to hear this news. In US at the moment and its surprisingly big news. The tribe rhyming in full pelt is up there with a hendrix solo for me.

Peace go with you phfier