Phife’s Family Issues Statement Regarding His Death

(AllHipHop News) The family of A Tribe Called Quest group member Phife have confirmed the cause of death of the legendary M.C., who unexpectedly died on March 22.

Phife, born Malik I. Taylor, passed away due to complications resulting from his long, and well-documented struggle with 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.” The family of A Tribe Called Quest group member, Phife Dawg

Phife’s manager Dion Liverpool said he would continue to honor Phife and his contributions to Hip-Hop culture around the world.

“Even with all his success, I have never met a person as humble as he,” said Phife’s manager Dion Liverpool. “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.”

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  • Opposite Of Everyone

    Styles upon styles upon styles upon styles upon styles upon styles upon styles……


    • Drake’s 3rd best Ghostwriter

      Phife died. Not Styles bro

      • Opposite Of Everyone

        it’s a Phife lyric smh….

      • Drake’s 3rd best Ghostwriter

        Phife said Styles P was dead ?

      • The actual lyrics are…

        “Styles upon styles upon styles is what I have. You wanna diss the Phifer but you still don’t know the half…”

      • Opposite Of Everyone


      • The City

        “Is he , is he, is he DEAD?”…..

  • “Bust a nut inside your eye to show you where I come from…”

    Some of the illest lyrics. R.I.P.

  • eddieknucks

    Bust off on ya couch now ya got siemen furniture!!! R.i.p

  • L.J.1984

    “I like em brown yellow Puerto Rican or hatian, my name is Phife Dawg from the Zulu nation”

    Rest well

  • vandyll

    “Microphone check one two what is this,
    The 5 foot assassin with the ruff neck business…”


  • meanygreene

    “Yesterday your eyes were brown, but today they are blue. Your whole appearance is a lie and it can never be true, and if you like yourself then you would try to he you.” butter, low end thoery.

  • Q.

    “Straight from the heart, I represent Hip-Hop
    I be three albums deep, but I don’t wanna go Pop
    Too many candy rappers seem to be at the top
    Too much candy is no good, so now I’m closing the shop”

    — “We Can Get Down”


  • The City

    “Finally I banged his ass wit the verbal assault
    He said a rhyme about his .45 and his nickelbags of weed
    That’s when I preceeded to give him what he needed
    Talking ’bout I need a Phillie right before I get loose
    Poor excuse, money please, i get loose off of orange juice
    Preferly Minute Maid cuz that’s exactly what it takes
    To write a rhyme, huh, to school your nickels and your dimes
    Because an MC like me be on TV
    Don’t mean I can’t hold my shit down in NYC”

    Phony Rappers

  • Knickfan4life

    Hope tribe does not put out another album now it won’t feel right.

    • ZUBU

      I hope they do put out more music. I’m certain Phife has jewels on deck; let his family eat a little more off of his efforts. Not as concerned with his manager eating off of his legacy, but that is how the game goes…

  • Charismatic eNegro Jef Vinson

    Beast of the East, on MC’s I have a feast I’d eat that ass like quiche, crack a smile like Shanice

  • dbfromdc


  • Elayorx El

    Peaceful journey big homie:-) Someone caught it on here too, cause Phife prophecied the “bionic lady” eons ago, and now we actually have them. Wow.