Phife Dawg’s Family Announces Unveiling Ceremony For Newly Renamed Street In Queens

A portion of Linden Boulevard At 192nd will officially become “Malik ’Phife Dawg’ Taylor Way” on November 19.

October 25, 2016
Phife Dawg’s Family Announces Unveiling Ceremony For Newly Renamed Street In Queens Andrew H. Walker / Getty Images

On November 19, the family of Malik "Phife Dawg" Taylor, who passed away in March, will hold an unveiling ceremony for a recently renamed portion of Linden Boulevard at 192nd Street in Queens. The corner is prominently featured in A Tribe Called Quest's "Check The Rhyme" video and now bears a mural dedicated to the late rapper.

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"The thought of having Linden Boulevard at 192, renamed to Malik 'Phife Dawg' Taylor is indescribable," Phife's wife Deisha Head Taylor said in a statement. "This is a perfect representation of who Malik was, and what Queens meant to him. Whenever he mentioned Queens, Linden Boulevard at 192, was a focal point of reference, so I am certain he would be pleased with having it renamed in his honor."

The unveiling ceremony will take place in St. Albans, Queens on Saturday, November 19 at 1 p.m., one day before Phife Dawg's birthday.

Phife Dawg’s Family Announces Unveiling Ceremony For Newly Renamed Street In Queens