Group Member From "Tribe Called Quest" Malik Taylor Has Past Away At The Age Of 45
| Group Member From "Tribe Called Quest" Malik |
Taylor Has Past Away At The Age Of 45
“Malik was our loving husband, father, brother and friend,” the statement read. “We love him dearly.
How he impacted all our lives will never be forgotten. His love for
music and sports was only surpassed by his love of God and family.”
|Tribe Called Quest|
Born in the Jamaica area of Queens in New York City, he became childhood friends with future group mate Q-Tip.
The pair met at the age of 2 in church and would eventually become a part of A Tribe Called Quest, which was formed in 1985 with classmate Ali Shaheed Muhammad.
|R.I.P Malik Taylor|
Their 1990 debut album “People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm” featured the single “Can I Kick It” and Taylor’s high-pitched voice became a distinctive part of their sound.
Their sophomore album, “The Low End Theory,” spurred the hit “Check the Rhime” which included the now iconic call and response “You on point Phife/All the time Tip.”