Six months after the death of A Tribe Called Quest's Phife Dawg at age 45, the Five Foot Assassin's borough is ready for a permanent tribute to the pioneering MC. On Wednesday, New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio signed a bill that will rename a portion of Linden Blvd. at 192nd St. in St. Albans, Queens, "Malik 'Phife Dawg' Taylor Way," according to the rapper's manager, Dion Liverpool.
"It's right where the cleaners in the 'Check the Rhyme' video was shot and where there's a Tribe Called Quest mural now," Liverpool told Billboard. "Someone reached out to us around the time of Phife's passing and the person who spearheaded the petition, Leroy McCarthy [who has also launched similar efforts in honor of Big Pun, Wu-Tang Clan and Notorious B.I.G.] originally wanted it to be called 'A Tribe Called Quest Way.'"