Kanye West Pays Tribute To Phife Dawg

(Radio.com) Thousands of A Tribe Called Quest fans descended upon Queens, N.Y. on April 4 to remember founding member Phife Dawg. The crowd included Kanye West , who spoke fondly of one of his greatest influences.

West said that listening to the Tribe's music as a young kid in the suburbs of Chicago enabled him to unapologetically be himself. "I'd always get into trouble for listening to music during the week

"And then I would have to go to detention or study hall, but I enjoyed it 'cause I had that Tribe tape and it didn't really matter how long that walk was," reported RollingStone. "Tribe made Kanye West. Made the kid with the pink Polo. Made it so I could dress funny." Read more here.

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