(AllHipHop News) Over the last two days rap star Ice Cube has been in several communities around Miami to promote his new movie “The Next Cut,” the latest installment in his Barbershop franchise of films.
Ice Cube went by The Overtown Youth Center to speak with kids and give them free hair cuts. He also stopped by Florida Memorial University to speak at a stop the violence rally.
During the promotional run, Ice Cube learned about the death of A Tribe Called Quest group member Malik “Phife Dawg” Taylor. He noted Phife’s impact on the genre of Hip-Hop.
“Phife to me was the anchor, the D.M.C. [of Run-D.M.C.] so to speak, of A Tribe Called Quest,” Ice Cube said. “He complimented Q-Tip’s voice and lyrics so perfectly. He’s going to be missed. He’s a giant pioneer in that style of Hip-Hop. It’s a trip that Hip-Hop is getting to this age where we are starting to lose people that we thought would never get old.”