In the wake of Malik “Phife Dawg” Taylor’s untimely death, die-hard Tribe Called Quest fans have no doubt been re-playing the group’s albums dissecting, reminiscing and most importantly appreciating the wordplay of the Five Foot Assassin.
To honor Phife’s life, legacy and love for his fans, it’s been announced his new single “Nutshell” would debut Tuesday (April 5) on Beats 1 Radio. “Phife loved his fans, and was so excited for them to hear his new music. I feel like he would have wanted it this way,” Phife’s wife Deisha said.
Deisha and longtime friend and manager Dion Liverpool decided they would release the J Dilla produced song which Liverpool says “displays Phife’s legendary wordplay as he describes himself, in a nutshell, so to speak.”
The new song was recorded for his new album. Watch the video teaser below.