A Tribe Called Quest’s very own Phife Dawg got a new definition to the term street credit when it was announced that he would be memorialized with a street named after him. Phife Dawg was 45 when he died on March 22, 2016 from complications in relation to his diabetes that he openly talked about in his music.
Story | Alyssa San Agustin
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The succession of this memorial comes after months of planning and scheduling. District 27 Council Member Daneek Miller initiated the request to co-name the street. On August 3rd, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the bill to make it official.
On November 19th, at 1 p.m. a portion of Linden Boulevard at 192nd street of Queens, New York will be renamed to “Malik ‘Phife Dawg’ Taylor Way.” It was at this very spot that the music video for A Tribe Called Quest’s “Check The Rhime” was filmed, and where a mural of the rap group resides.