Miles Bonny has paid tribute to Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest with the instrumental tribute “4 Phife”. He said, on social media, “Something about people dying who i appreciate that changes me. Im not sure what or how but its hard not to be sentimental. Love the living”.
It is a moody piece, featuring snippets of Phife’s rapping career and that trademark jazzy inflected New York hip-hop made famous by ATCQ. It features deep bass, most likely double bass, and has that subtle synthesiser atmospherics made famous by funk inflected California hip-hop, made famous by their brothers in arms across on the other coast.