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Making Of A Mural: Street Artists Honor A Tribe Called Quest (Video)

These are Hip-Hop hieroglyphics. Respect to Greg Poole. Been hearing good things about this happening, but this vid puts it in perspective. Back in the day… to now… on the Boulevard of Linden. A Tribe Called Quest. RIP Phife.

25 years after the release of their classic LP “Low End Theory,” watch as a mural honoring A Tribe Called Quest goes up at the site of their iconic 1991 video for “Check The Rhime.”
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R.I.P. Phife

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We still cannot believe it. With great sadness but fondly cherished memories and thankfulness in our hearts, we at JayForce.com salute the recently departed¬†Phife (aka Malik Boyce Taylor). Hip-Hop Nation stand up, salute and reminisce. You could just surf this site, imagine all the Phife-related posts removed, and get an idea of how deep the loss of the Phifer cuts. But you know what, the Tribe’s Five-Footer is not ‘lost’ to us; nor will he ever be. Remember how he spoke to and spoke life to J Dilla and Baatin in the Hereafter in his “Dear Dilla” tribute track a while back? Family, you can do the same thing even now; to and for whomever you have lost. Through the tears that will eventually give way to joy from knowing him… in whatever way you see fit from now on, you can speak life to the Brother #SpeakLifeToPhife

Your 45-year struggle here is done: Rest In Peace, Phife.

(Think ESPN is the only network that can weave Hip-Hop into the broadcast ever so nicely? NO! Watch the dopest news-school tribute to our fallen, but forever fresh friend Phife Dawg. After the jump, there’s all that and then some!)

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