A Tribe Called Quest Drops ‘Phife Dawg’ Capsule Collection
Phife would’ve turned 47 on Sunday
Phife Dawg tragically passed away in March of 2016, just nine months before A Tribe Called Quest, the legendary group he helped usher into music’s history books, released its final album, We Got It From Here…Thanks 4 Your Service.
But it isn’t Phife’s death ATCQ wants to commemorate, it’s his life. On Sunday (Nov. 19), he would have turned 47, and so the group has released a capsule collection — T-shirts, hats and a limited edition Phife Dawg hoodie — in his honor.
The Queens native was known for his streetwear-driven style, which leaned heavily on sports — backward baseball caps and athletic jerseys were de rigueur.
One of the commemorative shirts reads: “Beats, Rhymes + Life,” while a neon green hoodie features his name splashed in bold across the front.
With the help of a couple of Tribe’s musical descendants, Consequence and Wale—who were present when Tribe first previewed the collection at ComplexCon last month—you can preview a couple of the pieces below.
To commemorate the 47th birthday of Malik “Phife Dawg” Taylor, we are releasing the limited edition “PHIFE” hoodie from the “ATCQ” apparel line via our online store. Fans who purchase the “PHIFE” hoodie and our other latest items will be eligible to win an autographed hoodie signed by Q Tip, Ali Shaheed, Jarobi and Consequence. We welcome Questers from across the globe to participate in celebrating the life of our beloved “Don Juice” this November 20th!!! ATCQ Online Store Link Is In Our Bio…#WeLoveYouPhife
This isn’t the only fashion move for ATCQ. Last month, they teased a collaboration with VANS, a cream-colored version of the classic Sk8-Hi shoe called “BONITA.”
All items can be perused and purchased at Tribe’s website, and they’re courtesy of a partnership between the group and clothing brand Thread Shop.