'Hamilton' Cast Ab-Libs Tribute to Late Rapper Phife Dawg on Broadway

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Lin-Manuel Miranda performs during the opening night of Broadway's Hamilton on Aug. 6, 2015 in New York City.  

Following the death of A Tribe Called Quest pioneer Phife Dawg, Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda took to the Broadway stage for Wednesday's matinee show (March 24) to pay homage to the Queens rapper. 

"Today's audience got to hear Hamilton scream "Can I kick it?" and Mulligan respond, "Yes ya can" during Yorktown. #RIPPhifeDawg," he tweeted, referencing Tribe's smooth 1990 cut "Can I Kick It?"

'Hamilton' Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda on Phife Dawg: He Was 'So Unapologetically Himself'

Miranda added that ATCQ's "Scenario" also made the cut. "Tonight's audience heard Hamilton scream "here we go yo, here we go yo" during Yorktown. #RIPPhifeDawg," he shared.

The genius behind the hip hop-heavy Broadway smash also got to snap selfies with OutKast MC Andre 3000 and soul singer Jill Scott.

Lin-Manuel also praised Phife's talents in a recent interview with Billboard. "Phife was so unapologetically himself. He rapped about being diabetic, he rapped about being 5 feet tall. He took the things that you think would discount someone from being able to have a career as an MC and made them superpowers," he said. "He struggled with his health his entire life, but the things that he made are going to stay with us forever. You can't help but be grateful for that."