Phife Dawg

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Malik Isaac Taylor
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Malik Isaac Taylor (born November 20, 1970 - Deceased March 22, 2016, Queens, New York), better known as Phife Dawg, aka the Five Foot Assassin and The Five Footer because he stood at 5 ft 3, was an American rapper, and a member of A Tribe Called Quest with high school classmates Q-Tip and Ali Shaheed Muhammad (and for a short time Jarobi White).

Phife was named after the fife, a small flute often used in the military and in marching bands. Q-Tip referenced the origin of the name in A Tribe Called Quest's song "Jazz": "And after the horns you can check out the fifer" (the size of the instrument is an obvious comparison to his stature). He is a playable character in the video games NBA 2K7 and NBA 2K9.
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Phife Dawg Discography Tracks

Albums

Phife Dawg - Ventilation:  Da LP album art Phife Dawg Ventilation: Da LP (Album) Groove Attack Productions Germany 2000 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Phife Dawg - Artical / Artical album art Whitey Don / Whitey Don & Chip Fu & Phife Dawg Whitey Don / Whitey Don & Chip Fu & Phife Dawg - Artical / Artical(7") Steely & Clevie Records none Jamaica 1995 Sell This Version
Phife Dawg - Bend Ova / Thought U Wuz Nice album art Phife Dawg Bend Ova / Thought U Wuz Nice (Single) Groove Attack Productions Germany 1999 Sell This Version
Phife Dawg - Flawless album art Phife Dawg Flawless (Single, Maxi) Groove Attack Productions US 1999 Sell This Version
AIJT 5075 Phife Dawg - Committed album art Ambivalence Featuring Phife Dawg Ambivalence Featuring Phife Dawg - Committed(12") SMEJ Associated Records AIJT 5075 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
Phife Dawg - In My Music album art Al Jarreau Feat. Phife* Al Jarreau Feat. Phife* - In My Music (Maxi) Verve Records UK 2000 Sell This Version
DD HS 23 Phife Dawg - Cabbin Stabbin album art Phife Dawg & Top Dog Phife Dawg & Top Dog - Cabbin Stabbin(12") Duck Down DD HS 23 US 2000 Sell This Version
DE 8540 Phife Dawg - Solo Movement album art K-Mel Feat Phife Dawg K-Mel Feat Phife Dawg - Solo Movement(12", Promo) Delabel DE 8540 France 2000 Sell This Version
Phife Dawg - Miscellaneous album art Phife Dawg Miscellaneous Groove Attack Productions Germany 2001 Sell This Version
EPC 6714936, 6714936000 Phife Dawg - What's Da Deal album art Ambivalence Featuring Phife Dawg Ambivalence Featuring Phife Dawg - What's Da Deal(12") Epic, Epic EPC 6714936, 6714936000 France 2001 Sell This Version
Phife Dawg - U Know U Want It / 4 Da Cream / Diggy Dialect album art Phife Dawg U Know U Want It / 4 Da Cream / Diggy Dialect (Maxi) Smokin' Needles US 2003 Sell This Version
pan7001 Phife Dawg - What Da Deal album art Bun Feat. Phife Dawg Bun Feat. Phife Dawg - What Da Deal(7") Pantone Music pan7001 UK 2006 Sell This Version
SNR 003-D Phife Dawg - Dear Dilla album art Phife* Dear Dilla(File, MP3, Single) Smokin' Needles SNR 003-D US 2014
Phife Dawg - Nutshell album art Phife* Nutshell (Single) Smokin' Needles US 2016 Sell This Version
Phife Dawg - If Men Are Dogs (Then What Are You) / Brooklyn Queens Allstars album art Phife Dawg If Men Are Dogs (Then What Are You) / Brooklyn Queens Allstars Hong Kong Recordings US Unknown Sell This Version
PHIFEDAWG Phife Dawg - Hands Up, Hands Down / Rotten Apple album art Phife Dawg Hands Up, Hands Down / Rotten Apple(12", TP) Not On Label PHIFEDAWG Unknown Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

GAPFREE010 Phife Dawg - Ventilation Album Sampler album art Phife Dawg Ventilation Album Sampler(CD, Promo, Smplr) Groove Attack Productions GAPFREE010 Germany 2000 Sell This Version

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RoryHoy

RoryHoy

March 24, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
One of the greatest - Will be missed dearly and you'll never be forgotten :(. RIP PHIFE
dylaf

dylaf

March 24, 2016
R.I.P Dr Pepper, Phife Dawg, may your heart live on through your voice eternal... You left so much in this world for so many.
humanagain

humanagain

March 23, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
Sad, sad day for our music. Way too young. The musical legacy will live on and I hope he realised how how integral he was to one of the greatest crews of all time.
ARW747

ARW747

March 23, 2016
RIP Phife Dawg. Without you there never be A Tribe Called Quest for me to listen to as a kid.
ijustspeak

ijustspeak

March 23, 2016
Rest in peace Phife.
The five foot Assassin lays to rest. Thanks for the ill lyrics and bringing ATCQ to the masses.. A legend you are.

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