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.
Date Of Birth
November 20, 1970
March 22, 2016, Contra Costa County, California, United States
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