Phife Dawg's wife says his solo album is coming early next year.
The Tribe resurgence is in full effect. After their first album in 18 years has hit number one on the Billboard charts this past week, A Tribe Called Quest is on the people's minds and iPods once again. In the spirit of return, a block of the Saint Albans neighborhood in Queens, New York was officially named "Malik 'Phife Dawg' Way" this weekend, and Phife Dawg's wife Desha Head Taylor was there to deliver some very exciting news. Apparently, we can be expecting Phife's solo LP to be dropping sometime very soon. Here's her statement:
"His solo album will be out probably sometime during the first quarter of 2017. We’re working on it now ... He completed his entire solo album before he transitioned, so we’re excited about releasing that.”
Taylor also spoke on her husband's happy time recording We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service:
“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 that you would hear on the album,” she said. “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.”
RIP Phife Dawg. To read our review of ATCQ's new album, click here.