A Tribe Called Quest's Phife Dawg Dead At 45

We’ve all heard the news since Rolling Stone broke it. A Tribe Called Quest’s man Phife Dawg (Malik Taylor) passes away at age 45. While it’s not clear what he succumbed to, Malik the 5-foot freak always spoke out about the struggle and hardships he’s dealt with regarding his Type 1 diabetes. In 2008 he received a kidney transplant in an attempt to help his situation.
Last year Phife teased, revealing plans to release another solo album in 2016 entitled Muttymorphosis but prior to it, planned to release the E.P. Give Thanks which featured the J. Dilla produced “Nutshell.” No word yet on either releases, let’s just hope both see the light of day.