R.I.P Phife Dawg

According to social media, Phife Dawg from A Tribe Called Quest has unfortunately passed away at the age of 45. Although no cause of death was found yet, it was known that Phife suffered from diabetes and had a kidney removed in 2008. Different influential people in the music industry gave their regards on twitter to the now passed on legend.

Stars who spoke out on social media were Mac Miller, 9th Wonder and many others. Phife was a great rapper and an integral part of the group A Tribe Called Quest which ultimately broke apart in 1998. Phife will surely be missed not only in the world of hip-hop but will be missed everywhere.


Man. Man o man. Rest in Peace King. #Phife #ATCQ #NativeTongues A photo posted by 9th Wonder (@9thwonder) on

** It was later confirmed that Phife Dawg passed away due to complications in relation to his diabetes.


Words: Shanice Bowrin


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