A Street Named After A Tribe Called Quest’s Phife Dawg To Be Unveiled In November
The legendary Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest will be honored posthumously on November 19 when a portion of Linden Boulevard at 192nd Street in Queens, NY will be renamed “Malik ‘Phife Dawg’ Taylor Way.” The intersection marks the spot where A Tribe Called Quest shot their video for their classic single “Check The Rhyme.”
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio officially signed the bill in August after Phife Dawg passed away in March after a long fight with diabetes.
Phife Dawg’s wife, Deisha Head Taylor, stated,
“The thought of having Linden Boulevard at 192, renamed to Malik ‘Phife Dawg’ Taylor is indescribable. This is a perfect representation of who Malik was, and what Queens meant to him. Whenever he mentioned Queens, Linden Boulevard at 192, was a focal point of reference, so I am certain he would be pleased with having it renamed in his honor. We are extremely grateful for those who were part of the entire process; from the initial effort to the signing of the bill, this historical moment means so much to his family, friends, and fans.”
To commemorate the occasion, limited-edition T-shirts and hoodies are now available and can be copped here.
Salute to the O.G. Much deserved and respect. R.I.P.