Musiq Soulchild Discusses Hip-Hop Missing Phife And J. Dilla

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“The same way I felt about him, was the same way I felt when I heard about Dilla.”

When we lose someone we know, we take time to grieve. But when we lose a legend like Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest, the world seems to stand still. People recall where they were and what they were doing when they got the news that a true trailblazer has gone to rest. While promoting his newest album Life On Earth soul singer Musiq Soulchild discusses the impact of Phife’s life and what we need to remember when an icon passes on.

“Everything ain’t for everyBODY. And I mean that across the board.”

Originality. The one thing in the music business as rare as the artists that provide it. You can search high and low, from coast to coast but, much like a platinum selling album, being an original is wanted by all but rarely achieved.

With that in mind, who better to ask about the current state of music than a platinum-selling original like the man know as Musiq Soulchild? With a laundry list of hits to his credit and a new album, Life On Earth under his belt, the time was right for the soul star to sit with AllHipHop’s @MrMecc to speak on everything from original music, original sandals and where all biters belong.