NYC street corner named after the late rapper Phife Dawg

Malik Isaac Taylor aka Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest poses for a portrait at Sirius XM studios on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Brian Ach/Invision/AP)
Malik Isaac Taylor aka Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest poses for a portrait at Sirius XM studios on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Brian Ach/Invision/AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — A Queens street corner is now named the Malik "Phife Dawg" Taylor Way.

The late rapper from the group A Tribe Called Quest was honored Saturday at the intersection of 192nd Street and Linden Boulevard in the St. Albans neighborhood.

That stretch of the boulevard bears a sign with the name of the Queens native. He died earlier this year at 45 following complications from diabetes.

The rapper's bandmates, Q-Tip and Jarobi White, joined his family for the ceremony on the street corner where he and his friends spent many hours, often rapping.

Last week, A Tribe Called Quest released their final album with Phife Dawg.

 

 

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