Earlier today multiple resources have confirmed that Phife Dawg, member of legendary A Tribe Called Quest trio, has passed away at the age of 45. We don’t know what the cause of death was, but considering he’s been fighting Type 1 diabetes for over 25 years, we can speculate he might’ve finally lost the battle. Multiple celebrities, including other hip-hop legends like Chuck D, took it to twitter to give a tribute to the iconic rapper. Mac Miller even released a tribute titled “5 Foot Assassin” hours after first reports of Phife’s death.
Phife-HipHop & Rap word Warrior, simple as that.Breathed it & lined rhyme into Sport.A true fire Social Narrator my bro #RIBeats ATCQforever
— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) 23 marca 2016
Rip PHIFE DAWG A Tribe Called Quest inspired us all ! We will never forget!
— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) 23 marca 2016
Rest in Peace Phife Dawg
— Big Sean (@BigSean) 23 marca 2016
RIP Phife. He was a key ingredient to one of the greatest groups ever. Influenced and touched so many lives, mine included..Tribe all day
— Macklemore (@macklemore) 23 marca 2016