Kobe Bryant stopped to reflect on the legacy of Phife Dawg and the music of A Tribe Called Quest during a post-game interview on Friday, following the Lakers’ loss to the Nuggets. Touching on a number of topics in the clip from Lakers Nation, Kobe talks the tragedies in Belgium, his taste in music and his post-NBA plans. Remembering the Five Foot Assassin, Kobe refers to him as a “legend” responsible for “timeless music.” Tipping his hat to Phife and his brothers in rhyme, he goes into detail about their level of craft and dedication to hip-hop culture – something that is difficult to come by in music today.
What they’ve been able to do is make music that stands the test of time. You can release a Tribe album, and it’s just as relevant and hot now as it was then. That’s speaks to the attention to detail and perfection of their craft.
Check the clip below to watch the full interview. Get more via LakersNation.com.
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