Phife Dawg Net Worth

Phife Dawg Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Malik Isaac Taylor "Phife Dawg" net worth is
$5 Million

Malik Isaac Taylor "Phife Dawg" Wiki Biography

Malik Izaak Taylor, was born on 20 November 1970, in Queens, New York City USA, of Trinidadian descent, and under his stage name Phife Dawg, or simply Phife, he was known as a rapper, and a member of the hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest.

A talented rapper, how rich was Phife Dawg? According to sources in late 2016, Phife had acquired a net worth over $5 million, his wealth having been established through his involvement in the music industry from 1985 until his passing in 2016.

Phife Dawg Net Worth $5 Million

During his high-school days, Phife formed a group called A Tribe Called Quest, along with his friends Q-Tip, Ali Shaheed and Jarobi White, starting their musical journey in 1985. After signing with Jive Records in 1989, their debut album, “People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm”, came out the following year, eventually receiving critical acclaim and being certified gold. A year later, their second album “The Low End Theory” was released, containing three hit singles, “Check the Rhime,” “Jazz (We’ve Got),” and “Scenario”, which collected a wide circle of fans. The album saw incredible success, eventually earning a spot on Rolling Stone magazine’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Phife’s popularuty was boosted and his net worth started to rise.

By the end of the ’90s, the band had released three more albums, “Midnight Marauders”, “Beats, Rhymes and Life” and “The Love Movement”, receiving several Grammy nominations for Best Rap Album and reinforcing their popuarity among worldwide audiences; all added to Phife’s wealth.
In 1998 A Tribe Called Quest disbanded, due to their conflicts both with the record label and between the members themselves, which was portrayed in the 2011 documentary “Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest”. They reunited in 2004, and in fact in the years since, the group has disbanded and reunited several times, performing at various festivals, events and concerts and touring across the USA.

In the meantime, Phife pursued a solo career, releasing his debut solo album, “Ventilation: Da LP” in 2000, under Groove Attack Records. H also collaborated and performed with other artists, such as Fu-Schnickens and Diamond D. Reportedly, he began working on his second solo album, which was never released. His last single, “Nutshell”, came out in 2015.

A huge fan of sports, especially basketball, Phife was featured on a number of ESPN radio shows and sports programs. He also wrote a sports column on entitled “Only From The Mind of the Phifer”. In addition, he was featured in the video game NBA 2K7 and 2K9.

The rapper was also involved in the film industry. He played Gerald in the 1993 film “Who’s the Man?” and provided his voice for the 1998 film “The Rugrats Movie”.

Speaking about his private life, Phife was married to Deisha Head Taylor, with whom he had one child, and with whom he remained until his death. Phife had been suffering from diabetes since 1990. In 2008 he received a kidney transplant from his wife, unfortunatelly unsuccessfully. He died in early 2016, of complications relating to diabetes, being aged just 45.

Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthNovember 20, 1970, Queens, New York City USA
DiedMarch 22, 2016, Contra Costa County, California
Place Of BirthQueens, New York City USA
Height5' 3" (1.6 m)
ProfessionRapper. musician
SpouseDeisha Head Taylor (m. ?–2016, his death)
Nicknames"Five Foot Assassin", "The Five Footer"
AwardsSpecial Achievement Award (Billboard R&B Hip-Hop Awards, 2007)
Record LabelsJive, Groove Attack Records
AlbumsPeople's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm (1990), Ventilation: Da LP (2000), The Low End Theory (1991), Midnight Marauders (1993), "Beats, Rhymes and Life", "The Love Movement (1998)
Music Groups"A Tribe Called Quest"
NominationsGrammy Award for Best Rap Album, 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (Rolling Stone's magazine)
Movies"Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest" (2011),"Who's the Man?"(1993), "The Rugrats Movie" (1998)
TV ShowsESPN radio shows, video games: NBA 2K7, 2K9
1Is a diabetic.
2Is an avid sports fan.
3One-third of the mega hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest, along with Q-Tip and Ali Shaheed Muhammad.


The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot2016writer: "Scenario" - as Malik Izaak Taylor
Pitch Perfect 22015writer: "Scenario" - as Malik Izaak Taylor
Battlefield Hardline2015Video Game writer: "Lyrics To Go Dan The Automator Remix" - as Izak Taylor
Dope2015writer: "Buggin' Out", "Scenario" - as Malik Izaak Taylor
Fresh Dressed2015Documentary writer: "Scenario" - as Malik Izaak Taylor
While We're Young2014writer: "BUGGIN' OUT" - as Malik Taylor
This Is 402012writer: "Roman's Revenge" - as Malik Taylor
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap2012Documentary writer: "Steve Biko"
Rap Critic Reviews2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Madden NFL 122011Video Game writer: "Award Tour"
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Notorious2009writer: "Gimme the Loot"
Cheaper by the Dozen2003lyrics: "People Come Together" - as M. Taylor / writer: "People Come Together" - as M. Taylor
Love Don't Cost a Thing2003writer: "Pass the Courvoisier Part 2" - as Malik Taylor
Bad Boys II2003writer: "Didn't Mean" - as Malik Izaak Taylor
Anne B. Real2003writer: "Phony Rappers"
On the Line2001writer: "If Everybody Looked the Same" - as Malik Taylor
Max Keeble's Big Move2001writer: "If Everybody Looked the Same" - as Malik Taylor
Made2001writer: "Electric Relaxation" - as Malik Taylor
Miss Congeniality2000writer: "If Everybody Looked the Same" - as Malik Taylor
Get Carter2000writer: "If Everybody Looked the Same" - as Malik Taylor
The Replacements2000writer: "If Everybody Looked The Same" - as Malik Taylor
Gone in Sixty Seconds2000writer: "If Everybody Looked the Same" - as M. Taylor
The Next Best Thing2000writer: "If Everybody Looked The Same" - as M. Taylor
Boiler Room2000writer: "Award Tour"
Skate and Destroy1999Video Game writer: "Award Tour" - as Malik Taylor
The Rugrats Movie1998performer: "This World Is Something New to Me" - as Phife
Free Tibet1998Documentary writer: "Check the Rhime", "Walk on the Wild Side" - as M. Taylor
Ride1998performer: "Never Say Goodbye" - as Phife
High School High1996writer: "Peace, Prosperity & Paper" - as Malik Taylor
Kids1995writer: "Oh My God Remix Version" - as Malik Taylor
Falling Down1993writer: "LA SCHMOOVE" - as M. Taylor


The Rugrats Movie1998Newborn Baby (singing voice, as Phife)
Who's the Man?1993Gerald


Dish Nation2016TV Series in memory of - 1 episode


Til Infinity: The Souls of Mischief2013DocumentaryHimself
2012 BET Hip Hop Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
Doc Talk2011TV SeriesHimself
Big Morning Buzz Live2011TV SeriesHimself
Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest2011DocumentaryHimself (as Malik Izaak Taylor aka Phife Diggy)
4th Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors2007TV MovieHimself - Honoree
Let's Get Loud2003ShortHimself
Lyricist Lounge: Hip Hop Video Classics2003VideoHimself (as A Tribe Called Quest)
A Tribe Called Quest: The Video Anthology2002VideoHimself
Through the Years of Hip Hop, Vol. 1: Graffiti2002Video documentaryHimself (segment "Buddy")
The 1999 Source Hip-Hop Music Awards1999TV SpecialHimself
Free Tibet1998DocumentaryHimself (A Tribe Called Quest)
The 1995 Source Hip-Hop Music Awards1995TV SpecialHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1994TV SeriesHimself - A Tribe Called Quest
Showtime at the Apollo1990TV SeriesHimself

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