absolutely devastating news. Midnight Marauders is one of my favorite albums of all time and I don't really want to live in a world without the five foot assassin.
Phife of A Tribe Called Quest has died at 45.
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.
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.
"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
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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