OKEECHOBEE, FL - MARCH 05: Kendrick Lamar performs on stage at the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival, Day 3, on March 5, 2016
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The news of Phife Dawg's death this morning (Mar. 23) caused a stir in the hip-hop world and quickly saw an outpouring of tributes from celebrities. A notable one came from Kendrick Lamar, who honored the A Tribe Called Quest founding member in concert.

K-Dot, who is currently on tour in Australia, included a tribute segment at his Sydney show upon hearing about Phife's passing. The rapper, who has cited ATCQ as a major influence, told the crowd:

"We had a good time tonight, but I need a favor. Today we lost one of the pioneers in hip-hop by the name of Phife Dawg. We gonna give it up for him. He allowed me to do what Iā€™m doing on this stage, right here, right now."

He then began an impassioned "Phife!" chant with the audience before wrapping up by saying "forever, hip-hop, we gonna be alright." Soon after, Kendrick's bombastic "Alright" anthem kicked in. The heartfelt moment gave the song's motivational message an even deeper meaning.

Watch the fan-shot footage from the concert below.