When legends pass on it affects an immeasurable number of people who grieve in a variety of ways. When Phife Dawg, a founding member of A Tribe Called Quest and cornerstone of hip-hop, passed away this past week from diabetes, fans and colleagues did just that. A traffic reporter cleverly dropped Phife mentions in his broadcast, Scott Van Pelt told a tale of them performing together on his ESPN show and The New Day, a charismatic trio of WWE Superstars, even referenced “Can I Kick It?” while performing in Brooklyn on Monday.
While all of these surely tug at heartstrings, they can’t really compare to the statements made by people who were close to Phife. While his Instagram currently holds multiple tributes to the Five Foot Assassin, Busta Rhymes posted a touching message about his relationship with Phife Dawg late last week.