In April 2016 the posthumous Phife Dawg song “Nutshell” was released. Now a new version of the track has been released: Busta Rhymes and Redman in “Nutshell PART 2”. Hear it below on Smokin ‘Needles / AWAL.
“Nutshell PART 2” is the lead single from Phife’s upcoming second solo album, Forever. Born Malik Izaak Taylor, Phife, worked on the album before his death in 2016. The album will be released “with the blessing of his family and his most trusted employee and business partner Dion Liverpool (Executive Producer),” according to press releases. Full album details will be announced in the coming weeks.
“We are very excited to partner with AWAL for Malik’s posthumous album release,” said Phife’s family in a press release. “We give God all the credit that Malik could achieve everything his heart desires, including his solo music. He worked really hard to finish his album before he passed over and he was ready to share an album that was very dear to his heart with his fans. His fans meant the world to him. “
A&R Vice President Eddie Blackmon added, “Phife may have been known as the ‘five-footer,’ but the impact he’s made on music and culture is immeasurable. Thank you very much for entrusting AWAL with the remainder of its musical legacy. “
Phife Dawg died in 2016 of complications from diabetes. He was 45 years old.
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