April 6, 2016


Hip-Hop Stars, NBA Players Pay Tribute Phife Dawg at Apollo Theater: Watch

Stars from the world of hip-hop, including Kanye WestBusta RhymesAndré 3000 and Chuck D, gathered at the Apollo Theater in New York City on Tuesday night (April 5) to pay respect to Phife Dawg, the late rapper and member of A Tribe Called Quest.

The event was live-streamed, and saw various tribute performances and eulogies given by those in attendance. A large group of NBA players from past and present generations of the sport was present for the event, including Chris Weber, Damien Lillard and Draymond Green. Watch the live stream of the event asbove.

Pitchfork notes that the Phife memorial was quite an emotional affair. Busta Rhymes, for one, was brought to tears during his eulogy, and thanked Phife "for being the big brother I needed when I was at a crossroads in my life." Watch the live stream of the event above.