Phife of A Tribe Called Quest has died at 45.

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Really came as a shock to me. I'm a big Tribe fan and this is just really sad news, way too young.

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#3  Edited By SpaceInsomniac

ATCQ is one of my favorite rap groups of all time. I guess The Love Movement will forever be their last. And yes, 45 is way too young. :(

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Damn. I've loved them ever since I first heard People's Instinctive Travels...

All the time Phife.

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Wow. R.I.P.

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Love Tribe, what a bummer. :(

R.I.P.

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Two days ago I was working with a 56-year-old marine corps vet and I asked him "what kind of music do you listen to?"

He told me "Oh I don't really listen to anything in particular, I like everything"

Now I could have played Insect Warfare or something just to be a smartass, but instead I popped on The Low End Theory. We listened to the whole thing, heads bobbing and feet tapping the entire time.

RIP 5-Foot

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@getz said:

Now I could have played Insect Warrior or something...

That made me curious. If you're talking about a song and not a band, they're not bad. Kind of reminds me of KMFDM or Prick, but with a little less energy.

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Shit. The Low End Theory is a top 5 record for me. RIP.

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oh man, thats way too young.

RIP phife dawg

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"Bust off on your couch, now you got Seaman's Furniture" Classic, RIP Phife Diggy.

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Oh fuck everything.

Their first 3 albums are landmark works of art. Hip Hop lost a fucking legend today :(.

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#13  Edited By ArtisanBreads

Tough one. ATCQ is the best hip-hop group I think and he was a huge (underrated I think, compared to Tip) part. I love all their albums, even the later ones I think get overlooked, which have some of my favorite Dilla produced tracks and lyrcis from Q-Tip and Phife. All the while Phife had a realness, but clever word play that would be hard hitting and at times just very silly. I always have appreciated a sense of humor in a rapper.

@mikeyl said:

"Bust off on your couch, now you got Seaman's Furniture" Classic, RIP Phife Diggy.

This is always the Phife line I think of haha

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Saw it all over facebook today, RIP

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As I tweeted to @austin_walker Phife was the reason that I, as a 13 year old kid that had been pronouncing his name "Maalick", changed the pronunciation of my name to "Maleek". RIP

By the way, my name's Malik

The Five-Foot Freak

Let's say we get together by the end of the week

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RIP Phife. Tribe has been a huge musical influence in my life

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Fuck, this is heartbreaking. I hope they all made amends with one another. I know their relationship together was shaky post their albums. The man's voice was so smooth on the mic.

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Fuck, this is a real bummer and I hope he went easy without suffering. Low End Theory is one of those albums that you could listen to at any time and just lay back and groove to. Fuckin brought the dead back to life man.

RIP to one of the greatest

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This sucks :( Was just listening to Midnight Marauders earlier this week. Will put it on again.

what a bummer :(((

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Thank you for everything Phife. My first real introduction to hip-hop was Tribe, and they've been a staple ever since.

"You on point Phife?"

"All the time Tip" ... And always forever, RIP Phife.

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@ballsleon: "Well then grab the microphone, and let your words rip."

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#23  Edited By SpaceInsomniac

@getz said:

@spaceinsomniac: Whoops, that was a typo! What I meant to say was Insect Warfare

Yeah, that's more what I expected. I kind of wish I could enjoy metal that brutal, but any vocals beyond something like Sepultura just sound cartoonish. It just gets so over the top that it sounds like a parody to me.

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I'm all that and then some, short dark and handsome bust a nut inside your eye to show you were I come from

GOAT line. RIP

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@spaceinsomniac: Yeah, the vocals are more of a texture than an instrument per se. Also their label was called "Regurgitated Semen Records" so I don't think they were taking it that seriously either.

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This upsets me a lot more than I thought it would. The thought of no more tribe forever already,no chance of a reunion tour it's just ...awful.

Damn too soon, way too soon.