Phife’s Wife Says A New Solo Album From Late Rapper Will Drop In 2017


(AllHipHop News) Late rapper Phife Dawg’s legacy will live on with the release of new material in 2017.

Some of the hip-hop star’s final recordings feature on A Tribe Called Quest’s reunion album, which debuted at number one in the U.S. charts on Sunday, and now his widow has unveiled plans to release new tracks next year.

Desha Head Taylor has revealed there’s enough unreleased material for a final solo album.

“His solo album will be out probably sometime during the first quarter of 2017,” she says. “We’re working on it now. He completed his entire solo album before he transitioned, so we’re excited about releasing that.”

Phife Dawg, real name Malik Taylor, died in March, from diabetes complications.

Desha admits her late husband really enjoyed his final months in the recording studio, adding, “There were times where he was working on the album where he would send me video footage of him rhyming over some of the beats… He would make a certain face when hearing the beat, he would make this frown like, ‘I’m feeling this’, and you would hear his verses in the back. He was really excited about this project.”