Mac Miller combined some Phife Dawg verses to create “5 Foot Assassin.” Last night we got the unfortunate news that A Tribe Called Quest member Phife Dawg has passed away. The work he did with the tribe will go on to live forever, he is definitely a Hip Hop pioneer.
Here is a statement from Phife Dawg’s family.
“We regret to share the news that on Tuesday March 22nd, 2016, Malik has passed away due to complications resulting from diabetes,” read a statement sent to Billboard. “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.”
Kendrick Lamar paid respect to Phife Dawg during a show in Sydney.