Photo by Isaiah Trickey/FilmMagicLast month, Phife Dawg passed away due to complications from diabetes. However, his legacy lives on in a new video for his posthumous release “Nutshell.”
In the video, posted on YouTube, the Tribe Called Quest rapper offers up an example of true lyricism. “Unaccustomed to unproven whack flows/Unresponsive to unapproved stages shows/That’s unacceptable, unexciting, lazy f*****/Phife here, canny, uncommon rhyme spitter,” he raps.
The J Dilla-produced song is lifted from Phife’s album Give Thanks, which he was working on before his untimely passing.
While there’s no release date for the project, you can download “Nutshell” via iTunes — fifty percent of the proceeds will be donated to the American Diabetes Association and the National Kidney Foundation.
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