Phife Dawg, a core member of the legendary hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest, has passed away today. He was 45 years old. According to reports in Rolling Stone, Phife Dawg had suffered from Type 1 Diabetes for years, and underwent a kidney transplant back in 2008 for the condition. Still, that doesn’t make his loss any less heartbreaking.Phife was a founding member of A Tribe Called Quest with childhood friend Q-Tip, alongside members Jarobi and Ali Shaheed Muhammad. The group started in 1985, but it was their 1991 album, The Low End Theory, that set them apart from their contemporaries. Low End, along with Midnight Marauders in 1993, are ranked among the top albums of all time.The group’s ability to blend socially conscious lyrics with hip hop rhythms and jazz accompaniment set them in a league of their own. ATCQ broke up in 1998, but reunited a handful of times in the years following. RIP Phife Dawg, you will be missed.Update 12:45 PM. 3/23:Phife Dawg’s family has shared the following statement:“We regret to share the news that on Tuesday March 22nd, 2016, Malik has passed away due to complications resulting from diabetes.Malik was our loving husband, father, brother and friend. We love him dearly. How he impacted all our lives will never be forgotten. His love for music and sports was only surpassed by his love of God and family.”Dion Liverpool, his manager adds, “While I mourn the loss of my best friend and brother, I also will celebrate his incredible life and contribution to many people’s ears across the world. Even with all his success, I have never met a person as humble as he. He taught me that maintaining a positive attitude and outlook can conquer anything. Now my brother is resting in greatness. I’m honored to have crossed paths with him. Riddim Kidz 4eva.”The family asks that their privacy be respected at this difficult time.
RelatedPosts Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Victor Moses donates N10m to Wigan Victor Moses was delighted to be part of Inter Milan’s 2-0 defeat of Udinese. The on-loan Chelsea wing-back featured as Romelu Lukaku struck both goals on the day. Moses said later: “We worked hard, we knew it was a difficult trip. “We approached the game very well, we gave everything and in the end it is the victory that came, thanks to great team work. “Juventus’ victory could have put pressure on us, but we won by persevering with our work culture. “That will help us win many other matches. “I am settling in very well. “I knew (Ashley) Young, Lukaku … “Inter is like a family for me. “We are close at all times, and this is the most important thing. “If we want to win, we have to work hard.”Tags: Antonio ConteInter MilanRomelu LukakuUdineseVictor Moses
Oscar and Cesc Fabregas scored sublime goals as Barclays Premier League leaders Chelsea overcame troublesome obstacles in winning a fiery derby with Crystal Palace 2-1 at Selhurst Park. Diego Costa, scorer of nine goals in his first seven league games, was missing after persistent hamstring trouble in the opening weeks of the season, but Chelsea coped with the £32million Spain striker’s absence. A brilliant early free-kick by Oscar, excellent throughout, took the pressure off Loic Remy, Costa’s deputy, who was making his first Premier League start for Chelsea. And Damien Delaney gave the visitors an escape when he received a second booking just three minutes after Cesar Azpilicueta had been sent off for a reckless two-footed lunge on Mile Jedinak. Fabregas struck six minutes into the second half after playing return passes with Eden Hazard and then Oscar to surge into the area for his first league goal for unbeaten Chelsea. The Blues were content to keep possession but were made to sweat in sealing a seventh win from eight games this term as Fraizer Campbell tucked in late on. It was at places like Palace last season that Chelsea’s title challenge faltered, but Jose Mourinho’s men are a different proposition this term and maintained their five-point lead over defending champions Manchester City. Chelsea face another test of their credentials at Manchester United next Sunday after the midweek Champions League clash with Maribor. John Terry started as Chelsea captain for the 500th time, having scored the own goal in March which saw the Eagles claim their solitary win over the Blues in their previous 14 meetings. Mourinho insists this term the Blues have the “balls” lacking at Selhurst Park seven months ago after beginning the season by dropping two points. Palace were prepared to test the theory, applying early pressure, with Campbell and Yannick Bolasie causing trouble for the visiting defence.
This week at the Regent Theater: InsurgentSchedule: Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 2 and 7 p.m.Rated: PG-13. Time: 1 hour 59 minutes.Movie Synopsis: The Divergent series: Insurgent raises the stakes for Tris as she searches for allies and answers in the ruins of a futuristic Chicago. Tris (Woodley) and Four (James) are now fugitives on the run, hunted by Jeanine (Winslet), the leader of the power-hungry Erudite elite. Racing against time, they must find out what Tris’s family sacrificed their lives to protect, and why the Erudite leaders will do anything to stop them. Haunted by her past choices but desperate to protect the ones she loves, Tris, with Four at her side, faces one impossible challenge after another as they unlock the truth about the past and ultimately the future of their world. (C) Lionsgate. Rotten Tomatoes rating (movie critics collective approval ratings): 32%. Audience review: 67% approval.Movies ahead at Regent Theater:Fury