As heads everywhere know, A Tribe Called Quest rapper Malik Izaak “Phife Dawg” Taylor died on March 22 due to complications from diabetes, a disease Phife struggled with his whole life. He was one of the all time greats.
So it is not entirely surprising that this video mash-up appeared April 9. It’s not a new idea (this is still one of the best), but this one is executed just perfectly.
Doesn’t hurt that the song is bullet-proof; still, well done, everybody. (Thank you to the great Marlon James for putting it on his Facebook page.)
And for those who don’t feel like looking it up (or aren’t 40-somethins who know this song cold):
Phife = Elmo
Charlie Brown = Kermit
Dinco D = Grover
Q-Tip = Fozzie
Busta Rhymes = the Count
R.I.P. Phife. (On a side note, Jim Henson will be dead 26 years on May 16.)