A Tribe Called Quest's Phife Dawg Dead at 45

March 23, 2016 9:08 AM

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A Tribe Called Quest's Phife Dawg Dead at 45

Malik Taylor's distinct voice and nimble flow helped anchor landmark hip-hop albums

Malik Taylor, the rapper known as Phife Dawg whose nimble, clever rhymes helped launch A Tribe Called Quest to both commercial and critical success, died Wednesday at the age of 45. Rolling Stone has confirmed the rapper's death, though an official statement has yet to be released.

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