A Tribe Called Quest announced Sunday that its unison at Panorama Festival would be its
last “ever” in New York City.
Q-Tip done the proclamation to the throng mid-set, interlude the
music and giving a reverence to Phife Dawg, the Tribe Called Quest
member who died
of complications from diabetes last year.
Q-Tip announced that Phife Dawg’s relatives were in the audience
and then led the throng in a intone thanking Phife Dawg.
An picture of the defunct rapper with his hands in request against
a backdrop of the sky was shown during the reverence and at
countless times via the show.
Q-Tip finished the reverence by personification Phife Dawg’s verse, without
music, from the strain “Butter” off the 1991 manuscript “The Low-End
The New York hip-hop organisation played a wide-ranging set that pulled
from 2016’s “We Got It
from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service” as good as fan
favorites such as “Bonita
Throughout the set, DJ Ali Shaheed Muhammad let Phife Dawg’s
verses and rhymes play, while the video screen focused on an
dull microphone at the core of the stage. Q-Tip and Tribe
member Jarobi White mostly played off the microphone, trading
verses with their absent member.
Case in point:
Live. They kept a mic open for Phife the whole show 🙌🏽 #atcqforever #ATCQ #atribecalledquest #panoramanyc #panoramafestival #qtip #ripphife #checktherhime
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Phife Dawg had health issues for years, Rolling Stone
reported last year. He perceived a kidney transplant in 2008
amid a prolonged battle with Type 1 diabetes.
Toward the finish of the set, Q-Tip thanked the throng for supporting
the organisation given its pregnancy in the 1980s. Q-Tip and Phife Dawg
were childhood friends who creatively achieved as solo acts in
the early ’80s before combining Tribe with Muhammad and White.
Phife Dawg seemed on all of Tribe’s albums, portion as a vocal
counterpoint to Q-Tip.
Here’s another one of the Phife images the organisation played on the
#atcq #atribecalledquest #panorama2017 #randallsisland
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And a clip from “Bonita Applebum” for good measure:
Bonita Applebum. Also, Q Tip is being all vivrant and such … 👏👏👏 #atribecalledquest @panoramanyc #vivrantthing
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Though the organisation pennyless up after 1998’s “The Love Movement,” it
has spasmodic reunited via years. Following the release
of 2016’s “We Got It From Here… ” the organisation announced that it
perform a final universe debate in 2017.
The group, which stays one of the many critical acts in
hip-hop history, is
set to play at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado and at Outside
Lands Festival in San Francisco next month.