Hard Knock Radio

Phife Dawg, A Founding Member of A Tribe Called Quest, Dies At 45

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Malik I. Taylor, the rapper known as Phife Dawg, a founding member of the legendary hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest, died yesterday at the age of 45, as a result of complications from diabetes.

Last year marked the 25-year anniversary of the group’s first album, People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm. In 2006, Phife Dawg spoke with Hard Knock’s Davey D about the group’s beginnings, his love of sports and the break up of the tribe.

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