EPMD Pays Tribute To Phife Dawg At Sold Out Apollo Show

New York, NY – Hip Hop was within the constructing on Friday night time (January 18). EPMD, Rakim, The LOX, Brand Nubian, Black Moon and Funk Flex have been all on deck for a bought out present at New York City’s famed Apollo Theater.

Hip Hop royalty corresponding to General Steele of Smif-N-Wessun, DJ Red Alert, Keith Murray and A Tribe Called Quest’s Jarobi White have been additionally in attendance.

During EPMD’s efficiency, Parish Smith and Erick Sermon erupted into a canopy of A Tribe Called Quest’s “Scenario” in honor of the late Phife Dawg. Jarobi shared a clip of the duo spitting the Five-Foot Assassin’s verse on Instagram.

“This really warms my heart!” he wrote within the caption. “Y’all know EPMD was Phifey’s favorite! Shit mine too! Lol.”

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Man… This actually warms my coronary heart! Y’all know EPMD was Phifey’s favourite! Shit mine too! Lol @marc_steady – EPMD paying tribute to Phife & A Tribe Called Quest final night time at The Apollo 🙌🏽 @erick_sermon @pmd_mic_doc @atcq #phifedawg #phife @jarobiwhite @qtiptheabstract @alishaheed @apollotheater #atribecalledquest #atcq #epmd #ericksermon #parrishsmith @pmdofepmd @keithmurrayrap #hiphop #music #livemusic #apollotheater #harlem #nyc – #jedibusiness

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The legendary Phife Dawg handed away in March 2016 from issues stemming from diabetes. During Tribe’s remaining Denver present in August 2017, Q-Tip teared up on stage speaking about his late bandmate.

“I know that when Phife and I first started rhyming we were like 9 [years-old] and we heard ‘Rapper’s Delight,’ and he was the one who encouraged me,” he stated. “When Run-DMC came out, because they were from our neighborhood, he was like, ‘So we can do it, too.’ You know, I know my man is here enjoying this, so we just wanted to play one of our favorites [‘Butter’].”

Phife was 45 on the time of his loss of life.

Check out extra photographs and video of the occasion beneath.

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Fun instances on the Apollo final night time. @keithmurrayrap got here out with #EPMD. #MostBeautifullestThingInThisWorld

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#Aboutlastnight at #TheApollo epic present #ThisIsHipHop #BrandNubians #BlackMoon #SmifNWessun #EPMD #TheLox #MicrophoneFiend #Rakim Nu Yawk was within the bldg!!

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About final night time…One of the dopest exhibits I’ve been to, and even higher that it was at The Apollo. Also, solely Rakim can stand there saying nothing whereas the gang recites his rhymes. #thisishiphop #theapollo #hiphop #legends #smiffnwessun #blackmoon #brandnubian #epmd #rakim #thelox #blackrob #keithmurray #juniormafia #nyc

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BANCO POPULAR….Live on the Apollo…you might know him as BLACK ROB🔥🔥🔥WHOAAAA….#blackrob #harlem #theapollo #nyc

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