Phife Dawg

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Phife Dawg
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Candid photo of rapper Phife Dawg eating Funyuns (2009)
Background information
Birth name Malik Isaac Taylor
Also known as Five Foot Assassin
The Five Footer, Phife Diggy
Born (1970-11-20) November 20, 1970 (age 44)
Origin St. Albans, Queens, New York, U.S.
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1988 - present
Labels Jive
Groove Attack Records
Associated acts A Tribe Called Quest
Hi-Tek
Pete Rock
Supa Dave West
TLC
One_Over

Malik Isaac Taylor[1] (born November 20, 1970), better known by his stage name Phife Dawg (or simply Phife), is an American rapper of Trinidadian descent,[2] and a member of the acclaimed group A Tribe Called Quest with high school classmates Q-Tip and Ali Shaheed Muhammad (and for a short time Jarobi White). He is also known as the "Five Foot Assassin" and "The Five Footer", because he stands at 5 ft 3 in.

In addition to being a member of pioneering hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest, Phife has performed in songs with other artists. He was featured on the Fu-Schnickens song "La Schmoove", Diamond D's "Painz & Strife" along with Pete Rock, Chi-Ali's "Let the Horns Blow" with Dres, Al' Tariq and Trugoy. In 2000, he released his debut solo album, Ventilation: Da LP. As of 2013 it was reported that Phife is working on a solo album titled MUTTYmorPHosis.[3]

He is a playable character in the video game NBA 2K7 and NBA 2K9. Phife Dawg has mentioned being a "Funky Diabetic" in Tribe Called Quest songs, and he does indeed have diabetes.[4]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://hiphopwired.com/2010/01/20/ghostface-killah-jay-electronica-and-others-honor-phife-dawg/
  2. ^ Phife Dawg: His Name Is Mutty Ranks HipHopDX. Accessed on November 24, 2010.
  3. ^ WENN (28 Nov 2013). "A Tribe Called Quest | Phife Dawg Pens Song Tribute To J. Dilla". Contactmusic.com. Retrieved 28 Nov 2013. 
  4. ^ http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/1043898/the-cool-kids-to-headline-nba2k9-tour

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