Legendary A Tribe Called Quest rapper Phife Dawg, who died in 2016, looks back on his life and career in the new video for his song \u201cForever,\u201d directed by Tony Reames and Dion \u201cRasta Root\u201d Liverpool. https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?vHApMt6Ee1gY \u201cForever\u201d is drawn from Phife\u2019s just-released posthumous album of the same name, which was completed after his death by Liverpool and features guest spots from Tribe members Q-Tip and Busta Rhymes, members of De La Soul and Redman, among others. \u201cWhen I first heard \u2018Forever\u2019, I was not prepared for the depth and honesty. It took me a long time to let it all sink in,\u201d Reames says. \u201cDJ Rasta Root came up with the idea of personal photos and videos to match the message for the video. The lyrics are also all in Phife's own handwriting. We scanned in a lot of his writings to create a font as if Phife himself was telling you the story. I'm forever grateful to be around Phife, his family and everyone we met along the way.\u201d On the track, which samples both Outkast\u2019s \u201cMs. Jackson\u201d and Wu-Tang Clan\u2019s \u201cTriumph,\u201d Phife, whose real name was Malik Izaak Taylor, acknowledges the interpersonal turmoil that derailed Tribe\u2019s promising career in the \u201890s after the classic albums The Low End Theory and Midnight Marauders. \u201cHad no idea me and my boy would bump heads (damn) \/ If I could do it all over again \/ I\u2019d sit down with my friend \/ Was zero reason why this shit had to end,\u201d he raps. \u201cLack of communication killed my Tribe \/ Bad vibes, hence the reason last two albums took a straight nose dive \/ Truth be told, fans kept us alive \/ Despite trials, tribe-ulations, no doubt, we were built to survive.\u201d Deemed the \u201cFive-Foot Assassin\u201d due to his short stature, Phife was diagnosed with diabetes mellitus in May 1990 and passed away due to complications from the disease at the age of 45 on March 22, 2016. Some of his last recordings were on Tribe\u2019s surprise 2016 comeback album We Got It From Here \u2026 Thank You for Your Service, the group\u2019s first since 1998.