Q-Tip Gives Phife Dawg Last Greeting During ATCQ's Final shows in Denver
#DXCLUSIVE: The ATCQ and the singer has an emotional moment while talking about the Five Foot Assassin.
Morrison, CO – A Tribe Called Quest came at the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado on Thursday night (10 August). As the Tribe is still in mourning Phife Dawg the premature 2016, Q-Tip, Jarobi, Consequence and Ali Shaheed Muhammad honored in such a way that his spirit is felt throughout the almost two-hour set.
With the spotlight on an empty microphone stand and the Five-Foot Assassin s photo that is hanging behind, at any time that a Phife verse would start, Jarobi, the Tip and the Cons would be to give back to the crowd, and look at Phife of photos, allowing their bars to take centerstage.
There was a moment when the Tip could not maintain his composure when he spoke of his late friend, someone who he had known since they were small children running through the streets of the City of New York. As his eyes were filled with tears, there was a long dramatic pause between the words, the Hip Hop luminary apologized to the crowd.
"This will be our last show in Denver, but we want you to continue to listen to us and enjoy us," said Tip with an intermediate pause. "Appreciate it ... I apologize for that. You know, I know that when Phife and I started to rhyme we were like 9 [years old] and we have listened "Rapper's Delight", and he was the one who encouraged me. When Run-DMC came out, because they were from our neighborhood, he was like, 'So we can do it, too.' You know, I know that my man is here enjoying this, so I just wanted to play one of our favorites."
The song he was referring to was "Butter," which appears in the Tribe's 1991 classic, Low End Theory. When Phife first time I heard the blow, there was a bit of battle over the one that appears in the song.
"The first time that I made the beat, came into the studio with some of the chicks," he said. "I was in there working all night in the studio, so I played the bata, Ali there, I said, 'I this is my only shit.' I was like, 'Nah, we're both in the same. He was like, 'Nah