Damn. Say it ain't so... Phife RIP.

DORDOR Two Ron Toe 9,900 Posts
edited March 2016 in Strut Central

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  • kicks79kicks79 1,334 Posts
    Damn, so sad. too young as well.
    Simply lost for words. 

  • deezleedeezlee 298 Posts
    Listening to tribe was a big part of what made me who I am. 
    Thanks Phife, RIP. 

  • JimsterJimster Cruffiton.etsy.com 6,898 Posts
    Sad news, one of my favourites.

    "Low End Theory" still getting played weekly since day 1.

    Deffo today.

  • RAJRAJ tenacious local 7,779 Posts
    Oh man... so many good memories to Tribe music....

    Favorite Phife song:



    RIP

  • DuderonomyDuderonomy Haut de la Garenne 7,785 Posts
    deezlee said:
    Listening to tribe was a big part of what made me who I am. 
    Thanks Phife, RIP. 
    RIP

  • caicai spacecho 362 Posts
    RIP Phife! Thank you for the incredible music.

    Went to Carvel to get a milkshake..

  • asstroasstro 1,754 Posts
    Goddamn do I hate 2016...

  • Low End is my favorite hip hop joint ever. Growing up in Queens, I was on to them since Can I Kick It? came out. Felt like I grew up on their music, along with Beasties and Public Enemy. First MCA, now Phife, 2016 gets rougher...

  • billbradleybillbradley You want BBQ sauce? Get the fuck out of my house. 2,890 Posts
    Very sad news this morning. RIP to one of the greats.

  • para11axpara11ax No-style-havin' mf'er 398 Posts
    45 is way too young. RIP to a legendary MC.

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
    Arguably the greatest "sidekick" MC.

    When I was a semi nervous cat amongst these dudes during the El Segundo sessions, he approached me......"Hi I'm Malik, what's up."

    Rest in Peace.

  • RAJRAJ tenacious local 7,779 Posts
    Shame on the people who shitted on him as an MC.  He had such a distinctive voice and flow.  Not to mention tons of memorable ,  fun lyrics.  RIP!

  • Damn. Sad news indeed.

    Even at 5 feet, Phife was giant in my musical mind garden. Bigger than Bowie.

    Rest in Peace. 

  • white_teawhite_tea 3,262 Posts
    Never felt as comfortable listening to hip-hop as I did when listening to Tribe. Sounds weird, yeah, but the playful and inclusive spirit shined through so much in music that was exciting, respectful for the past and optimistic about the future. Phife seemed like his actual personality shone through in his rhymes, and I felt like I knew him. It's even more sad that in arguably some of his most famous lines, on "Buggin' Out" - "drink a lot soda so they call me Dr. Pepper" - hints toward what was a very public struggle with diabetes and its effects, highlighted in the Rappaport doc. Hope he finds satisfies his sweet tooth in the afterlife, RIP.

  • Big_StacksBig_Stacks "I don't worry about hittin' power, cause I don't give 'em nuttin' to hit." 4,670 Posts
    Damn. Sad news indeed.

    Even at 5 feet, Phife was giant in my musical mind garden. Bigger than Bowie.

    Rest in Peace. 
       I couldn't have said it better myself.  Here are some of my favorite lines:

    "Microphone check 1, 2, what is this?
    The 5-foot assassin with the roughneck business
    I float like gravity, never had a cavity
    I got more rhymes than the Winans got family..."

    Nuff said!  RIP Phife Diggy!!!

    Peace,

    Big Stacks from Kakalak

  • DORDOR Two Ron Toe 9,900 Posts


  • ketanketan Warmly booming riffs 3,102 Posts
    RIP

    A really unique voice in hip hop.

    It's been bittersweet hearing so much Tribe today. 

    I wonder if the more mainstream (Tribe) fans will discover/rediscover/appreciate the solo joint...





    Fav lyric is:
    I like my beats hard like two day old shit
    Steady eating booty MCs like cheese grits
    My man Al B. Sure, he's in effect mode
    Used to have a crush on Dawn from En Vogue
    It's not like honey dip would wanna get with me
    But just in case I own more condoms than T.L.C

  • LoopDreamsLoopDreams 1,195 Posts
    RIP Phife

    damn

    wtf

  • I spent some time today with his work.  A true poet.  RIP.

  • deezleedeezlee 298 Posts
    Me and my friends always thought of low end theory as the pinnacle of hip hop. It got better and better until low end theory with those drums and dopeness. Then it sorta did whatever. 

  • ketanketan Warmly booming riffs 3,102 Posts
    batmon said:
    Arguably the greatest "sidekick" MC.

    When I was a semi nervous cat amongst these dudes during the El Segundo sessions, he approached me......"Hi I'm Malik, what's up."

    Rest in Peace.
    Whoa, were you working at those sessions or there w/ friends?

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
    ketan said:
    batmon said:
    Arguably the greatest "sidekick" MC.

    When I was a semi nervous cat amongst these dudes during the El Segundo sessions, he approached me......"Hi I'm Malik, what's up."

    Rest in Peace.
    Whoa, were you working at those sessions or there w/ friends?
    My buddy was an intern, so he let me hang out. 

  • JimsterJimster Cruffiton.etsy.com 6,898 Posts
    deezlee said:
    Me and my friends always thought of low end theory as the pinnacle of hip hop.
    There is a word for you and your friends.  And that word is:

    "CORRECT."

  • ketanketan Warmly booming riffs 3,102 Posts

  • dukeofdelridgedukeofdelridge urgent.monkey.mice 2,453 Posts
    DOR said:

    I've been actively avoiding this video. Mistake. This is great.

    What was the origin of his name? Did he ever breakitdown? Is it from FIVEFoot Assassin?
    Satchelmouth

  • deezleedeezlee 298 Posts
    ^ nice
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