Phife Dawg Will Have A Queens Street Named After Him

After the crushing blow of Malik “Phife Dawg” Taylor’s untimely death, it’s just been announced a New York City street will be renamed after the Five Foot Assassin.

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According to Okayplayer, Linden Boulevard–the street where Phife, Q-Tip, Jarobi White and Ali Shaheed Muhammad all made famous–will be changed to Malik Phife Dawg Taylor Way Wednesday (August 3)

“Just wanted to let every one know that the New York mayors office just called me and said the mayor is signing the bill to co-name Linden Blvd @192 to Malik “Phife Dawg” Taylor way on 8/3 at 10am at City Hall, Lower Manhattan,” Phife’s management confirmed to Okayplayer via text message.

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The intersection of Linden Boulevard and 192 in Queens is where childhood friends Q-Tip and Phife Dawg met and created A Tribe Called Quest. The group would later add White and Muhammad and go on to create hip-hop classics such as “The Low End Theory” and “Midnight Marauders.”

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Phife Dawg passed in the early morning hours of March 22, 2016  after a life long battle with diabetes. After Phife Dawg’s death, an unreleased song “Nutshell” produced by the late J.Dilla premiered on Beats 1 radio.