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Run The Jewels Pay Tribute To Phife Dawg

March 26, 2016 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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In an interview with WRTJ Beats 1 radio (via NME, rap duo Run The Jewels (Killer Mike & El-P) paid tribute to A Tribe Called Quest’s Phife Dawg. They said that he inspired an entire generation of rappers.

Killer Mike said: “You will live forever in our rhymes,

El-P added: “Everybody loves that dude. Everybody knows what he’s done for music; everybody grew up feeling like this guy was someone you wanted to know, and that he represented something for us that was even sort of innocent, in a way. So I’d just like to say – and I’m sorry we’re taking this somber moment here, but somber moments are deserved sometimes – I’d just like to say thank you Phife for inspiring me. I remember listening to ‘Low End Theory’; I had been kicked out of high school, I was in GED school in the LES and all I could do was listen to ‘Low End Theory’. I was in a strange time in my life, and ‘Low End Theory’ kind of defined that time. Rest in peace Phife, and I will miss you and your music, and you’re a hero to me and a lot of people.

Killer Mike said he reached out to Q-Tip to give his condolences. He said: “You guys were truly brothers and you taught us as young fans and lovers of hip-hop to love one another in the same way.

He also revealed that he once skipped school to attend a Tribe concert at Emory University in Atlanta. He added: “He is, not was, but is a constant inspiration to me.

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