There's no way around it, the hip-hop community is in mourning. Phife Dawg, founding member of pioneering hip-hop collective A Tribe Called Quest, has died at the age of 45. Phife (born Malik Taylor) had battled ill health in recent years and underwent a kidney transplant in 2008, due to diabetes complications. He went on to become a diabetes advocate and shared his story in the 2012 documentary Beats, Rhymes and Life.

Phife Dawg will always be remembered by everyone who ever heard him spit. R.I.P Legend.