Phife Dawg Gets Street Named After Him In NYC

blame it on JES7 November 20, 2016

Back in August, it was reported that the late, great Phife Dawg, who tragically passed away in March, would have the intersecting streets of Linden Blvd. and 192nd St. (a street referenced in various ATCQ songs) would officially be renamed Malik “Phife Dawg” Taylor Way.

That day arrived on Saturday, Nov. 19th, where droves of A Tribe Called Quest fans gathered alongside Phife Dawg’s family, Q-Tip and Jarobi to celebrate a monumental and joyous occasion for Hip-Hop fans everywhere.

During the event, Jarobi shared some moving words:

I see some of my dudes who I’ve actually logged mad hours with on this corner, in front of this store. It’s a dope thing. Like people get murals and tributes to them all over the place, but to have a mural on the very block, the very street that we walked every day? Wrote rhymes up and down this block, battle people, have people come from other neighborhoods to battle me and Phife—you know, all kinds of stuff. [via Pitchfork]

Watch a few clips of the ceremony, captured by fans below.

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This one is for #Queens #PhifeDawg x #Linden x #atcq #HipHop #idaneekmiller

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