Q-Tip Says FYF Fest Was ATCQ’s ‘Final Performance’ In L.A.

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A Tribe Called Quest is still grieving from the loss of Phife Dawg. Q-Tip, Jarobi White and Ali Shaheed Muhammad hit the stage at FYF Festival on Saturday (July 22) for what was said to be their final performance in Los Angeles.

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Although Consequence joined ATCQ as they rocked the mic in the City of Angels, Phife’s death has left a clear void within the group.

“This is our final performance hear in L.A. as Tribe obviously because Phife Dawg, our anchor, has been called to another mission,” Q-Tip announced to the fans during a tribute to The 5 Footer.

“We had to come to L.A. and do one proper [show] for ya’ll,” he continued. “We appreciate ya’ll being good sports. ”


“Being here with ya’ll is cathartic,” he told the crowd. “Thank you.”

Phife, born Malik Taylor, died last March due to complications brought on by diabetes. He was 45.

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