A TRIBUTE TO PHIFE DAWG: Beats, Rhymes & Life + A Celebration

With the passing of the Five Foot Assassin on March 22, 2016, the hip-hop world lost a bonafide legend. A known influence on contemporary recording artists from Common to Kanye, Phife Dawg and his thoughtful lyricism brought a “self-deprecating swagger” to a genre typically dominated by excessive bravado. As one of the founding members of pioneers A Tribe Called Quest, Phife brought a new style of emceeing — afrocentric, sophisticated and playful — unbeknownst at the time. Always the quippy sh*t-slanger to his philosophical counterpart Q-Tip, Phife found a way to give the middle finger to punk MCs while maintaining a sense of playfulness and boundless creativity.

Join us in a celebration of the life and work of one of the legends from the D.A.I.S.Y. age with a screening of Rapaport’s 2011 tour documentary followed by a celebration of life. Proceeds to be donated to Phife’s family.

Dir. Michael Rapaport, 2011, 35mm, 95 min.