Phife Dawg has reportedly passed away at the age of 45.
Hip-Hop lost a legend today. According to many reports, Phife Dawg, of the legendary group A Tribe Called Quest, has reportedly passed away at the young age of 45.
The exact cause of his death remains unknown at the moment, but the NYC native has been battling health issues for the past couple years, most notably his struggle with diabetes. Many of his peers and fellow artists in the game have already taken to social media to pay their respects & condolences.
We’ll keep you posted on this developing story as more unfolds, but for now check out the artists to pay their respects (below).
One of the most influential rappers on me and hip hop period! Rest In Peace Phife Dawg and thank you for the legacy you leave behind.— ℒσgic♫ アキラ (@Logic301) March 23, 2016
Confirmed. rest in peace Phife. Man. I'm out.
REST IN PEACE TO THE INCREDIBLE PHIFE DAWG
— el-p (@therealelp) March 23, 2016
Rest in peace Phife 🙏🏾— Young Guru (@Young_Guru) March 23, 2016
RIP PHIFE. DRINKING A DR PEPPER FOR U RIGHT NOW. pic.twitter.com/ClSNcuLR9P
— Mac (@MacMiller) March 23, 2016
9th Wonder (@9thwonder) March 23, 2016