(AllHipHop News) The March 22 death of Malik “Phife Dawg” Taylor sent shock waves through the Hip Hop community. The member of the legendary group A Tribe Called Quest played a vital role in influencing generations of rap artists and rap fans. Some of Phife Dawg’s supporters are now looking to get New York City’s St. Albans Park renamed after the Queens native.
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An online petition has been launched to convince the Park and Recreation Department of New York City to consider honoring Phife by christening Malik Taylor Park. As of press time, over 4,000 people have signed on to the petition started by Noelle Ross.
The description on the Care2 website reads:
Malik Taylor was a local resident of New York. He was a member of the music grouped A Tribe Called Quest. A Tribe Called Quest is a Grammy winning Hip-Hop group that was established in 1985. Malik “Phife Dawg” Taylor’s national and international cultural influence, via music and sports. Has left a positive affect on many lives today. St. Albans Park nurtured and entertained the spirit of “Phife Dawg”. Therefore, it is believed that an honor should be bestowed on Malik Taylor and St. Albans Park. In renaming St. Albans Park into Malik Taylor Park.
A separate group of organizers is also working to get a street in NYC to become A Tribe Called Quest Boulevard. That petition currently has more than 5,000 supporters.