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Phife Dawg (1970–2016)


Phife Dawg was born on November 20, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Malik Isaac Taylor. He died on March 22, 2016 in Oakley, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Cheaper by the Dozen
(2003)
Gone in Sixty Seconds
(2000)
Bad Boys II
Bad Boys II Soundtrack
(2003)
Miss Congeniality
Miss Congeniality Soundtrack
(2000)

Filmography

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 2016 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ice T/Allison Williams/Gabriel Iglesias (2016) ... (writer: "Oh My God" - uncredited)
 2016 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (writer: "Scenario" - as Malik Izaak Taylor)
 2015 Pitch Perfect 2 (writer: "Scenario" - as Malik Izaak Taylor)
 2015 Battlefield Hardline (Video Game) (writer: "Lyrics To Go (Dan The Automator Remix)" - as Izak Taylor)
 2015 Dope (writer: "Buggin' Out", "Scenario" - as Malik Izaak Taylor)
 2015 Fresh Dressed (Documentary) (writer: "Scenario" - as Malik Izaak Taylor)
 2014 While We're Young (writer: "BUGGIN' OUT" - as Malik Taylor)
 2012 This Is 40 (writer: "Roman's Revenge" - as Malik Taylor)
 2012 Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap (Documentary) (writer: "Steve Biko")
 2011 Rap Critic Reviews (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Shaq Diesel (Album) (2011) ... (performer: "Where Ya At?", "Giggin on Em")
 2011 Madden NFL 12 (Video Game) (writer: "Award Tour")
 2010 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.147 (2010) ... (writer: "Award Tour" - uncredited)
 2009 Notorious (writer: "Gimme the Loot")
 2003 Cheaper by the Dozen (lyrics: "People Come Together" - as M. Taylor) / (writer: "People Come Together" - as M. Taylor)
 2003 Love Don't Cost a Thing (writer: "Pass the Courvoisier (Part 2)" - as Malik Taylor)
 2003 Bad Boys II (writer: "Didn't Mean" - as Malik Izaak Taylor)
 2003 Anne B. Real (writer: "Phony Rappers")
 2001 On the Line (writer: "If Everybody Looked the Same" - as Malik Taylor)
 2001 Max Keeble's Big Move (writer: "If Everybody Looked the Same" - as Malik Taylor)
 2001 Made (writer: "Electric Relaxation" - as Malik Taylor)
 2000 Miss Congeniality (writer: "If Everybody Looked the Same" - as Malik Taylor)
 2000 Get Carter (writer: "If Everybody Looked the Same" - as Malik Taylor)
 2000 The Replacements (writer: "If Everybody Looked The Same" - as Malik Taylor)
 2000 Gone in Sixty Seconds (writer: "If Everybody Looked the Same" - as M. Taylor)
 2000 The Next Best Thing (writer: "If Everybody Looked The Same" - as M. Taylor)
 2000 Boiler Room (writer: "Award Tour")
 1999 Skate and Destroy (Video Game) (writer: "Award Tour" - as Malik Taylor)
 1998 The Rugrats Movie (performer: "This World Is Something New to Me" - as Phife)
 1998 Free Tibet (Documentary) (writer: "Check the Rhime", "Walk on the Wild Side" - as M. Taylor)
 1998 Ride (performer: "Never Say Goodbye" - as Phife)
 1996 High School High (writer: "Peace, Prosperity & Paper" - as Malik Taylor)
 1995 Kids (writer: "Oh My God (Remix Version)" - as Malik Taylor)
 1993 Falling Down (writer: "LA SCHMOOVE" - as M. Taylor)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Wrote an article for the Feburary 1997 issue of Slam Magazine

Alternate Names:

Malik Izaak Taylor aka Phife Diggy | Phife | A Tribe Called Quest | Malik 'Phife Dawg' Taylor

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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Trivia:

One-third of the mega hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest, along with Q-Tip and Ali Shaheed Muhammad. See more »

Nickname:

The Five-Foot Assassin

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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