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#RIPPhifeDawg: ESPN memories of a rap legend

Phife Dawg, a hip-hop music icon, an avid sports fan and a frequent guest on ESPN programs, passed away today. One of the founding members of A Tribe Called Quest, Phife Dawg – born Malik Taylor – was 45.

In November, he visited ESPN’s Bristol, Conn., studios promoting A Tribe Called Quest’s 25th anniversary re-release album. Anchor and avid Tribe fan Scott Van Pelt welcomed Phife Dawg to the midnight edition of SportsCenter (see video below).

Front Row remembers Phife Dawg with a collection of photos from ESPN Images and social media posts from some of ESPN’s Phife admirers.

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