In honor of the late Phife Dawg, fans of A Tribe Called Quest have started a petition to rename a New York City street after the group. Linden Boulevard between 192 Street and 193 Street in Queens could soon be known as “A Tribe Called Quest Boulevard.” The Change.org petition has over 3,200 signatures as of this writing, with a goal of 5,000 signatures. When the petition reaches that goal, it will be brought to Councilmember I. Daneek Miller and Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, who will decide whether or not to rename the street. Streets named after public figures are fairly common in New York. If this change goes through, it will be a testament to A Tribe Called Quest’s musical legacy and Queens roots.
Phife Dawg in 2015. Photo: Isaiah Trickey/FilmMagic