Last night (April 5), a tribute to the late Phife Dawg, who recently passed due to diabetes complication, took place at Harlem’s Apollo Theater. During the tribute called “Celebration of Phife,” a posthumous Phife Dawg track and video dubbed “Nutshell” debuted.
Produced by J Dilla, the new single comes from Give Thanks, an album that Phife was working on at the time of his untimely passing. The accompanying video, directed by Tony Reames, features hip-hop stars such as Q-Tip, Posdonous, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Redman, and others paying their respects to the fallen soldier.
Half of the proceeds from the sale of “Nutshell” will be donated to the American Diabetes Association and the National Kidney Foundation, so head over to iTunes to purchase the song.