Phife Dawg

Phife Dawg
1970 - 2016
Phife Dawg  American Rapper

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American Rapper Phife Dawg was born Malik Izaak Taylor on 20th November, 1970 in St. Albans, Queens, New York City, New York, USA and passed away on 23rd Mar 2016 Oakley, California, USA aged 45. He is most remembered for A Tribe Called Quest. His zodiac sign is Scorpio.

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First Name Phife
Last Name Dawg
Full Name at Birth Malik Izaak Taylor
Alternative Name Five Foot Assassin, The Five Footer, Phife Diggy, Phife, Phife Dawg, The Phifer, Phife Diggy, The Five-Foot Assassin, The Five-Footer, Malik The Five-Foot Freak, The Funky Diabetic, Dynomutt, Mutty Ranks, The Trini-Gladiator, Don Juice, Dr Pepper, Dr. Pepper, Malik Izaak Taylor, Malik Isaac Taylor
Age 45 (age at death) years
Birthday 20th November, 1970
Birthplace St. Albans, Queens, New York City, New York, USA
Died 23rd March, 2016
Place of Death Oakley, California, USA
Cause of Death Complications From Diabetes
Height 5' 3" (160 cm)
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Sexuality Straight
Nationality American
Occupation Text Rapper
Occupation Rapper
Claim to Fame A Tribe Called Quest
Music Genre (Text) Hip hop
Year(s) Active 1988 - present, 1985–2016
Instrument (text) Vocals
Record Label Jive, Groove Attack Records
Associated Acts A Tribe Called Quest, Hi-Tek, Pete Rock, Supa Dave West, Tlc, One_Over, De La Soul, Jungle Brothers, J Dilla, Busta Rhymes, Queen Latifah, Monie Love, TLC Nicki Minaj Boosie Badazz

Malik Izaak Taylor (November 20, 1970 – March 22, 2016), known professionally as Phife Dawg (or simply Phife), was an American rapper and a member of the group A Tribe Called Quest with Q-Tip and Ali Shaheed Muhammad (and for a short time Jarobi White). He was also known as the "Five-Foot Assassin" and "The Five-Footer", because he stood at 5 feet 3 inches (1.60 m).

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The 59th Annual Grammy Awards2017Himself - In Memoriam (archiveFootage)TV Show
2012 BET Hip Hop Awards2012HimselfTV Show
Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest2011Himself (as Malik Izaak Taylor aka Phife Diggy)Movie
Big Morning Buzz Live2011SelfTV Show
4th Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors2007Himself - HonoreeTV Show
The Rugrats Movie1998Newborn Baby (singingVoice) (as Phife)Movie
Free Tibet1998Himself (A Tribe Called Quest)Movie
Who's the Man?1993GeraldMovie
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1993Himself - A Tribe Called Quest (1 episode, 1994)TV Show
Showtime at the Apollo1987Himself 1 episode, 1990TV Show




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