New York, NY – Hip Hop was within the constructing on Friday evening (January 18). EPMD, Rakim, The LOX, Brand Nubian, Black Moon and Funk Flex had been all on deck for a bought out present at New York City’s famed Apollo Theater.

Hip Hop royalty reminiscent of General Steele of Smif-N-Wessun, DJ Red Alert, Keith Murray and A Tribe Called Quest’s Jarobi White had been additionally in attendance.

During EPMD’s efficiency, Parish Smith and Erick Sermon erupted into a canopy of A Tribe Called Quest’s “Scenario” in honor of the late Phife Dawg. Jarobi shared a clip of the duo spitting the Five-Foot Assassin’s verse on Instagram.

“This actually warms my coronary heart!” he wrote within the caption. “Y’all know EPMD was Phifey’s favourite! Shit mine too! Lol.”

The legendary Phife Dawg handed away in March 2016 from problems stemming from diabetes. During Tribe’s remaining Denver present in August 2017, Q-Tip teared up on stage speaking about his late bandmate.

“I do know that when Phife and I first began rhyming we had been like 9 [years-old] and we heard ‘Rapper’s Delight,’ and he was the one who inspired me,” he stated. “When Run-DMC got here out, as a result of they had been from our neighborhood, he was like, ‘So we will do it, too.’ You know, I do know my man is right here having fun with this, so we simply wished to play one in every of our favorites [‘Butter’].”

Phife was 45 on the time of his loss of life.

Check out extra pictures and video of the occasion beneath.

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