March 28, 2016


Petitions Begun to Honor Phife Dawg With Renamed Queens Park & Street

Chelsea Lauren/WireImage
Chelsea Lauren/WireImage

Since A Tribe Called Quest's Phife Dawg passed at age 45 last week, the tributes have been nonstop. Over the weekend, group-mate Jarobi White posted a wish list on Facebook:

Things I want for Phife.
Sayres Ave from 180st to Merrick Blvd renamed Malik "Phife Dawg" Taylor Ave.
St. Albans park renamed
Malik "Phife Dawg" Taylor park (aka Tha Phiferdome) lol
And most importantly....
His likeness on the mural in St Albans.
Help me accomplish these things in his name. 
Start a petition. I don't know. Something...

Someone quickly started a petition for the Jamaica, Queens location to get rechristened (via MissInfo). "St. Albans Park nurtured and entertained the spirit of "Phife Dawg,'" reads part of the statement. As of this publication, 664 signatures have gone toward the 1,000-name goal.

There's also a petition to have a block in Queens (Linden Boulevard between 192nd Street and 193rd Street to) renamed A Tribe Called Quest Boulevard (via Vulture).

Listen to Fuse's Back of the Class podcast remember Phife Dawg at the 2:05 mark below: