Although it’s been nearly five years since the passing of Phife Dawg, the memory of the Five Foot Assassin lives on. And in the near future, the world will be blessed with the release of his posthumous album, Forever.
“We are excited about the partnership with AWAL for Malik’s posthumous album release,” Phife’s family said in a statement to Rolling Stone. “We give all glory to God for allowing Malik to accomplish everything his heart desired, including his solo music. He worked really hard to complete his album before he transitioned, and he was ready to share an album that was near and dear to his heart with his fans. His fans meant the world to him.”
To help kick off the campaign, the estate has released a song with Redman and Busta Rhymes called “Nutshell pt.2” – which, if you remember, is a sequel to Phife’s last single, the J Dilla-laced “Nutshell,” which was released less than a month after the Tribe member’s untimely March ’16 death.