- 2 years ago
What am I supposed to write here? I rank A Tribe Called Quest as the greatest Hip-Hop group of all time. Without them there would be no Outkast (who has to be second best of all time, right?). And much like how Andre needed Big Boi to round out the sound Phife Diggy was that balance to Q-Tip in ATCQ. He was a straight spitting poet with the best opening lines and an obsession for sports references (and pioneered wearing retro jersey’s WAY before it was considered cooler than being cool). But more importantly he was one of the artists and direction dictators to some of the finest albums in the Hip Hop canon. The Low End Theory and Midnight Marauders are PERFECT albums. And Phife was a big reason why. RIP Five Foooter.
Episode #10 ::: Beats, Rhymes, & Phife