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Short Info

Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthNovember 20, 1970
DiedMarch 22, 2016, Contra Costa County, California, United States
SpouseDeisha Head Taylor
FactOne-third of the mega hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest, along with Q-Tip and Ali Shaheed Muhammad.


Malik Izaak Taylor, better known by his stage name Phife Dawg, was an American rapper and a founding member of the group A Tribe Called Quest. He was born on November 20, 1970, in Queens, New York, the son of Cheryl Boyce-Taylor, a jazz singer, and Dwayne Michael Carter, Sr., a jazz bassist. Phife’s mother is of Trinidadian descent and his father is of African-American descent. Phife was a student at the High School of Art and Design in Manhattan.

Phife began his career in the mid-1980s as a member of the hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest. The group released their debut album, People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm, in 1990. The album was a critical and commercial success, reaching number 25 on the Billboard 200 and number 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. The group’s second album, The Low End Theory, was released in 1991 and was also a critical and commercial success, reaching number 32 on the Billboard 200 and number 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.

In 1996, Phife Dawg released his solo debut album, Ventilation: Da LP. The album received mixed reviews but peaked at number 24 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart.

Phife Dawg continued to release music as a solo artist and with A Tribe Called Quest until his death on March 22, 2016, at the age of 45.

At the time of his death, Phife Dawg had a net worth of $3 million.

General Info

Full NamePhife Dawg
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthNovember 20, 1970
DiedMarch 22, 2016, Contra Costa County, California, United States
Height1.6 m
ProfessionVoice Actor, Rapper, Can I Kick It, Electric Relaxation, Check The Rhime
NationalityAmerican

Family

SpouseDeisha Head Taylor
ChildrenJessica Marcia Taylor
ParentsCheryl Taylor
SiblingsMikal Taylor

Accomplishments

Music GroupsA Tribe Called Quest
MoviesBeats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest, The Rugrats Movie

Social profile links

Facts

#Fact
1Is a diabetic.
2Is an avid sports fan.
3One-third of the mega hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest, along with Q-Tip and Ali Shaheed Muhammad.

Pictures

Movies

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rap Critic Reviews2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Madden NFL 122011Video Game writer: "Award Tour"
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Notorious2009writer: "Gimme the Loot"
Cheaper by the Dozen2003lyrics: "People Come Together" - as M. Taylor / writer: "People Come Together" - as M. Taylor
Love Don't Cost a Thing2003writer: "Pass the Courvoisier Part 2" - as Malik Taylor
Bad Boys II2003writer: "Didn't Mean" - as Malik Izaak Taylor
Anne B. Real2003writer: "Phony Rappers"
On the Line2001writer: "If Everybody Looked the Same" - as Malik Taylor
Max Keeble's Big Move2001writer: "If Everybody Looked the Same" - as Malik Taylor
Made2001writer: "Electric Relaxation" - as Malik Taylor
Miss Congeniality2000writer: "If Everybody Looked the Same" - as Malik Taylor
Get Carter2000writer: "If Everybody Looked the Same" - as Malik Taylor
The Replacements2000writer: "If Everybody Looked The Same" - as Malik Taylor
Gone in Sixty Seconds2000writer: "If Everybody Looked the Same" - as M. Taylor
The Next Best Thing2000writer: "If Everybody Looked The Same" - as M. Taylor
Boiler Room2000writer: "Award Tour"
Skate and Destroy1999Video Game writer: "Award Tour" - as Malik Taylor
The Rugrats Movie1998performer: "This World Is Something New to Me" - as Phife
Free Tibet1998Documentary writer: "Check the Rhime", "Walk on the Wild Side" - as M. Taylor
Ride1998performer: "Never Say Goodbye" - as Phife
High School High1996writer: "Peace, Prosperity & Paper" - as Malik Taylor
Kids1995writer: "Oh My God Remix Version" - as Malik Taylor
Falling Down1993writer: "LA SCHMOOVE" - as M. Taylor
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot2016writer: "Scenario" - as Malik Izaak Taylor
Pitch Perfect 22015writer: "Scenario" - as Malik Izaak Taylor
Battlefield Hardline2015Video Game writer: "Lyrics To Go Dan The Automator Remix" - as Izak Taylor
Dope2015writer: "Buggin' Out", "Scenario" - as Malik Izaak Taylor
Fresh Dressed2015Documentary writer: "Scenario" - as Malik Izaak Taylor
While We're Young2014writer: "BUGGIN' OUT" - as Malik Taylor
This Is 402012writer: "Roman's Revenge" - as Malik Taylor
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap2012Documentary writer: "Steve Biko"

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Rugrats Movie1998Newborn Baby (singing voice, as Phife)
Who's the Man?1993Gerald

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dish Nation2016TV Series in memory of - 1 episode

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
2012 BET Hip Hop Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
Doc Talk2011TV SeriesHimself
Big Morning Buzz Live2011TV SeriesHimself
Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest2011DocumentaryHimself (as Malik Izaak Taylor aka Phife Diggy)
4th Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors2007TV MovieHimself - Honoree
Let's Get Loud2003ShortHimself
Lyricist Lounge: Hip Hop Video Classics2003VideoHimself (as A Tribe Called Quest)
A Tribe Called Quest: The Video Anthology2002VideoHimself
Through the Years of Hip Hop, Vol. 1: Graffiti2002Video documentaryHimself (segment "Buddy")
The 1999 Source Hip-Hop Music Awards1999TV SpecialHimself
Free Tibet1998DocumentaryHimself (A Tribe Called Quest)
The 1995 Source Hip-Hop Music Awards1995TV SpecialHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1994TV SeriesHimself - A Tribe Called Quest
Showtime at the Apollo1990TV SeriesHimself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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