Earlier this year, a mural went up on the same street corner. The significance of the mural, outside of being a beautiful tribute to Tribe and “hip-hop hieroglyphics” as mural co-organizer Theron Smith calls it, is that it is also where the group filmed the video for “Check The Rhime” in ’91, on top of the Nu-Clear Dry Cleaners laundromat roof. “Check The Rhime” – Back in the day on the boulevard of Linden….a tribe called quest – check the rhime-ddc-720p-x264 from Jermane Hollinsworth on Vimeo.[H/T Pitchfork / Photos via @geedg] A Tribe Called Quest is in the midst of a huge and final comeback. Just over a week ago, they released their final masterpiece:We got it from Here…Thank You 4 Your service with plans for one ultimate world tour. The album was conceived when the group reunited in 2014, and it was no surprise to see it released just three days after the Presidential election. Race and social injustice are main themes of the new album, addressed with the lyrical eloquence for which ATCQ is known. This new record features recorded verses from Phife Dawg, who passed away earlier this year.Last week, remaining members of the group Q-Tip, Jarobi White, and Ali Shaheed Muhammad played a tribute performance on Saturday Night Live, and this week, the memorials continue. At the corner of Linden Boulevard and 192nd Street in Queens, NY, Phife Dawg has been immortalized in form of a street sign. Linden Boulevard is now also known as Malik “Phife Dawg” Taylor Way.Friends and family were all there for the momentous occasion, including Jacobi who commented, “[People] get murals and tributes to them all over the place… but to have a mural on the very block, the very street that we walked every day? Wrote rhymes up and down this block, battle people, have people come from other neighborhoods to battle me and Phife—you know, all kinds of stuff.”
Beckwith Star will bid to claim the Easyfix Rubber Products Handicap Hurdle for the second year running at Galway on Monday. Eric The Grey was second to Beckwith Star 12 months ago and, rated just 2lb higher now, a big run looks likely. Dermot Weld is represented by handicap debutant Defining Year, who had his last run over timber in January 2014. He has some decent form on the level from this season and with Davy Russell now aboard, he is sure to have plenty of supporters. Gordon Elliott is represented by The Scourge (Paul Carberry) and Utmost Zeal (Jack Kennedy), and both look to have solid claims. Others to consider in this ultra-competitive contest are King Of Oriel, Theturnofthesun, Baby Jake and Rocky Court. Press Association The Henry de Bromhead-trained 10-year-old is rated 9lb higher than last year but Adam O’Neill takes a valuable 5lb off his back. He won over fences on his last start at Wexford and he should again give a good account of himself.