(AllHipHop News) The family of Phife Dawg will gather in Queens, New York next month (November) when a corner of Linden Boulevard which will be renamed “Malik ‘Phife Dawg’ Taylor Way.”
The portion of Linden Boulevard at 192 was made famous on A Tribe Called Quest’s hit single and video “Check the Rhime.”
Council Member Daneek Miller will be on hand for the ceremonies after helping Phife’s wife Deisha Head Taylor get the street named after Phife.
“The thought of having Linden Boulevard at 192, renamed to Malik ‘Phife Dawg’ Taylor is indescribable,” Deisha Head Taylor told AllHipHop.com in a statement. “This is a perfect representation of who Malik was, and what Queens meant to him. Whenever he mentioned Queens, Linden Boulevard at 192, was a focal point of reference, so I am certain he would be pleased with having it renamed in his honor. We are extremely grateful for those who were part of the entire process; from the initial effort to the signing of the bill, this historical moment means so much to his family, friends, and fans.”
Phife’s family has linked up with Teespring to create a unique t-shirt that will be available for a limited time here.
Check out some words from Phife’s mother and renowned poet, Cheryl Boyce-Taylor:
“I’m in awe as an immigrant mother. My family came from Trinidad to the US in the 50’s and 60’s. We worked as housekeepers, nannies and home attendants to educate ourselves and our children. For a moment I lost faith in this country. The renaming of 192nd St. & Linden after my son Malik, has made my American Dream come through. I am so happy. He was an incredible child. I was blessed to know and love him.”
The renaming ceremony will take place on Linden Boulevard at 192nd Street in the St. Albans neighborhood of Queens on Saturday, November 19th at 1:00pm EST, just one day before Phife’s birthday