History Of Hip-Hop: Phife/Tribe Special takes place on 8 April at Birthdays in Stoke Newington
On 6 November last year, A Tribe Called Quest rapper Phife Dawg played what would turn out to be his last-ever London live gig at The Jazz Cafe.
That night was the work of London hip-hop promoters Doctor's Orders, who'd also staged the UK premiere of the A Tribe Called Quest documentary Beats, Rhymes & Life a few years ago. So now, in the wake of Phife Dawg's tragic death from diabetes-related illness, aged just 45, the Doctor's Orders crew are staging one of their occasional History Of Hip-Hop nights in his memory, with all proceeds going to Diabetes UK.
The event takes place at Birthdays, Stoke Newington from 10pm-3am on 8 April, and DJs on the night will be Mr Thing, Spin Doctor, Rob Pursey, CWD, Russ Ryan and Ralphonze 90.