It's been a little over a weeks since the tragic loss of Phife Dawg, and now his former group A Tribe Called Quest have announced plans for an event to honor their fallen comrade. Billed as “The Celebration of Phife,” the gathering is set to take place at St. Albans Memorial Park in Queens, New York on April 4th at 10:30 am. No further details have been given at the time about what fans might expect to take place at the park, but the announcement promises that the first 200 fans to arrive will receive something very special.
The outpouring of affection for Phife Dawg since he succumbed to complications stemming from diabetes on March 22nd has been staggering. Tributes have poured in from all across the music world, the film world, the sports world and beyond for the rapper's immense contributions to the rap game. Last week, Q-Tip turned his regular Abstract Radio show on Beats 1 into a two-hour tribute to his bandmate, and the stories from such luminaries like André 3000, Chuck D, Kendrick Lamar, and more about the ways in which Phife and Tribe impacted their lives were simply astounding.