MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Rapper Phife Dawg died at the age of 45.
The family of Phife Dawg, member of A Tribe Called Quest, released a statement regarding his untimely death.
Phife, born Malik I. Taylor, passed away due to complications resulting from his long struggle with diabetes.
He was a master lyricist who captured his audience with every word.
One of his most famous lines: "I like 'em brown, yellow, Puerto Rican, or Haitian, name is Phife Dawg from the Zulu Nation," he famously rapped on "Electric Relaxation."