A Tribe Called Quest Kickin’ it in Astor Place, Circa 1990 [VIDEO]
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You’ve no doubt seen the sad news that founding member of A Tribe Called Quest, Phife Dawg, passed away last week. The Queens native, 45, succumbed to complications arising from his years-long battle with Type I diabetes. He had a kidney transplant in 2008.
Seemed like a good time to reminisce about the time the hip-hop group waltzed through Astor Place back in 1990…
Yep, Cypress Hill wasn’t the only mainstream act of the era to film shit in Astor Place back in the day. Check out this super-abbreviated snippet of A Tribe Called Quest kickin’ it with Fab 5 Freddy and the Yo! MTV Raps crew. Freestyling while walking southward. Unfortunately, the full scene is not available online.
Even though the clip is only ten seconds, you can still see some of the major Astor Place landmarks (sans Death Star). This scene was included in episode 85 of the hit show, which aired May 5, 1990.