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Mac Miller Pays Tribute to Phife Dawg as Larry Fisherman on ‘5 Foot Assassin’

He was among the first to salute the late Queens MC in song

Mac Miller has shared a wrenching tribute to A Tribe Called Quest’s Phife Dawg, who died on Tuesday night at age 45. Under his production alias Larry Fisherman, the Pittsburgh rapper laces together Phife’s verses from Beats, Rhymes, and Life cut “1nce Again” and an archival Tribe freestyle from Arsenio Hall, over melting organs and the subtlest of crackles. Listen below. [h/t Stereogum, via Miss Info]