Fri 23 Sep 2016
Earlier this year, it was announced that A Tribe Called Quest would be honored with a mural on the wall of Nu-Clear Cleaners on Linden Boulevard and 192nd St. in Queens, the very same spot they filmed their classic “Check the Rhime” video (and the stretch that’s now known as the Malik “Phife Dawg” Taylor Way).
In this new video from Okayplayer, we get to witness the creation of the mural, which went up this summer, as well as the reactions of Tribe relatives like Jarobi‘s father and the late Phife Dawg’s wife and mother. Props to LeRoy McCarthy, Vince Ballentine and everyone involved in this special piece of art.
Sidebar: The Low End Theory turns 25(!) tomorrow.