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Phife Dawg in 2009
|Birth name||Malik Isaac Taylor|
|Also known as||Five Foot Assassin|
|Born||November 20, 1970|
|Origin||St. Albans, Queens, New York, U.S.|
|Died||March 22, 2016(aged 45)|
Groove Attack Records
|Associated acts||A Tribe Called Quest|
De La Soul
Supa Dave West
He was a member of the group A Tribe Called Quest with high school classmates Q-Tip and Ali Shaheed Muhammad (and for a short time Jarobi White). He was also known as the "Five Foot Assassin" and "The Five Footer", because he stood at 5 feet 3 inches (1.60 m).
- "Ghostface Killah, Jay Electronica and Others Honor 'Phife Dawg'". Hip-Hop Wired. January 20, 2010. http://hiphopwired.com/2010/01/20/ghostface-killah-jay-electronica-and-others-honor-phife-dawg/. Retrieved February 23, 2016.
- Phife Dawg: His Name Is Mutty Ranks HipHopDX. Accessed on November 24, 2010.
- "Phife Dawg, Founding Member of A Tribe Called Quest, Dead at 45". Billboard. http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/hip-hop/7271780/phife-dawg-a-tribe-called-quest-obit.