New York street corner named after late rapper Phife Dawg

Associated Press
FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2015 file photo, Malik Isaac Taylor aka Phife Dawg, of A Tribe Called Quest, poses for a portrait at Sirius XM studios in New York. A New York City street corner is now named the Malik "Phife Dawg" Taylor Way. The late rapper from the group A Tribe Called Quest was honored Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, at the intersection of 192nd Street and Linden Boulevard in the St. Albans neighborhood in Queens. (Photo by Brian Ach/Invision/AP, FIle)

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City street corner is now named the Malik "Phife Dawg" Taylor Way.

The late rapper from the group A Tribe Called Quest was honored Saturday at the intersection of 192nd Street and Linden Boulevard in the St. Albans neighborhood in Queens.

That stretch of the boulevard bears a sign with the name of the Queens native. He died earlier this year at age 45 following complications from diabetes.

The rapper's bandmates, Q-Tip and Jarobi White, joined his family for the ceremony on the street corner where he and his friends spent many hours, often rapping.

Last week, A Tribe Called Quest released their final album with Phife Dawg.