All About Phife

192 street and Linden Blvd  has added a new name called “Malik Phife Dawg” Taylor” Way. A Large crowd of Dedicated Tribe fans has gather in honor to celebrate the new name led by City Councilman Daneek Miller .

Speakers include Tribe Called Quest members Jarobi and Q-tip along with Rosenberg (Hot 97), Consequence, Busta Rhymes and Father, Mother also Wife (Deisha Taylor) of the late Emcee.

The Street Name was approved months ago, but the name was revealed on November 19, 2016 one day before Phife’s 46th birthday.

Malik “Phife Dawg’Way
St Albany Queens, New York 11412



5 Elements of Hip Hop
By Michele Hairston©2016

5th (Knowledge) Wisdom and Overstanding (Lost Element in Hip Hop )
The Knowledge and Facts on Hip Hop Culture and History. The 5th is the most important Element in Hip Hop because it create an awareness, experience and understanding. Without the knowledge of Hip Hop the Artist or Educator will mislead the history , lack experience and concept.

1st (GRAFFITI ART)-Aerosol, Writer, Burner, Tagging, Wild Style, Throw-Up, Phase 2 etc.
Used as a form of visual and Urban Art Expression through Image or creative writing on Building, Black Books,Clothing, Trains, Promotional Flyers and Canvas with the used of Spray Cans, Markers and Sharpie and more.

2nd Dj (Turntablist, Turntablism, Mixing, Cutting, Scratching and Spinning
The Art of Spinning two records back and forth which it include, Scratching and Mixing. The Dj plays two records to extend the break beat of the song. The Dj is the most important person in Hip Hop because He/She hold the music for the Emcees, Breakers, Graffiti Artist as well the Partiers , and the Performance.

3rd (Breaking) Bboy/Bgirl  Break Girl ,Break Boy, Bong-Yong, Break Dance, 
Original Hip Hop & Street Dancers who Break to a Break Beat or battle his/ her opponent by using different  Footwork, Windmills, Head Spins , Power-moves , Backspin and Freezes as apart of their dance.

(Breaking is not apart of the Sport its a Lifestyle)

4th (EMCEE/M.C)- Lyricist, Rhyming ,Artist
Master of Ceremony or Individual who Move the Crowd using an acapella or instrumental beat through his/her Poetic , Lyrical or Rhythmic skills by telling a story, battling or performing to entertain an audience.


The Philosophy of an Emcee lost it element due to mainstream music but there are some who is willing to break this stereotype for their generation. Meet Mc. Candy (10 Years Old Emcee) Amya Roxxstar (13 Years Old Emcee, Model) and Dj Glo (10 Years old Emcee, Producer & Dj) who are killing the culture with there Lyrical Ambition and Creative word Pattern .While others are rapping about Cars, Money and Drugs ,the 3 Hip Hop Princess enlighten their audiences and fans on Self Productiveness, Straighten , Education and Self Motivation through their music. Not only the Emcee’s promote fashion like other artists however these young ladies are more focus on keeping it tasteful and age appropriate. 


Today’s Female Artist are told to be less Powerful, Dominate, limitation of their words as well creative ideas who is viewed as B’s and H*es. Many Female Emcees discuss how they walked away from million dollar contracts to become successful and independent. The Phenomenal Female Emcees like Rapsody, Sa Roc, Soul Flower, Narubi Selah, Rah Digga, Lauryn Hill, Bahamadia, Jean Grae , Missy Elliott and Heather B who rebelled against the forces to educate our young girls to be Powerful, have a voice and continue the cycle for the generation after them.

Dj Glo, the youngest member of Lords of the Underground and the daughter of Dj Lord Jazz who was brought up in this culture and groomed by Red Man, Doitall, Mr Funky and other Great Emcees traveled with the LOTUG and the back up Dj for the group. The Paris France Emcee is a Producer, Break Dancer, and a Dj who multi-task as she performs at her event. Amya Roxxstar who is a Model and Youth Ambassador who traveled to many cities and gain a large fan base who shared the stage with many famous Pop & Rap Artist. The New Jersey native enjoy giving back to her community and look for ways to help others. Mc Candy another New Jersey native had performed in many shows and created a young audience who mother is her “Hype-Girl” and share the stage with many famous Rap Artist in the New Jersey and New York Area. Candy and Amya Roxxstar share the stage with the legendary Malika Love who Dj their performances in New Jersey this pass March. These creative humbled Emcees put their Education first. The young ladies come up with their own concept, creativeness, but more important to created music for their young audience to enjoyed. 

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Thank to the Mother of Hip Hop Pebblee Poo the first Female Emcee and Zulu Queen Pepsi of the Zulu Nation. Thanks to the legendary Roxanne Shante, Mc Lyte, Us Girls (Sha Rock, Lisa Lee and Debbie Dee,) Lady B, Malika Love, Sequence, Salt-N-Pepa, Lin Que (Isis),Sister Souljah ,Queen Latifah, Monie Love, Finesse and Synquis, Sweet Tee, Oaktown 357, YoYo, Lady of Rage, and the Earlier Emcees who was demanded their place in Hip Hop and shared the stage with other Hip Hop Legends and Pioneers. 

If you want to see more of the Young Emcee’s Please go to their Facebook and Website. 

Mc Candy

Amya Roxxstar 
Dj Glo


Hip Hop Education Class Element of a Emcee Class

Hip Hop Education Class Element of a Emcee Class 

My students learning how to Rhyme on a Beat, One of the importance as a Hip Hop Educator is to teach from the root of its foundation. Today lesson was the word “Fly” and “Silence” which they had to create rhyming words and make a Rap song. This is a lesson that was taught to me by the Legendary KRS 1 which is why KRS 1, Jay Electronica and J.Dilla was the topic of the day. The rest of my students was scare to get on camera which its ok, however I’m glad that the new generation of Hip Hoppers are starting off young and getting the proper education. My 6 Emcee’s are students from Camp Curtin & Marshall School in Harrisburg Pennsylvania (Harrisburg School District).


Lil Michelle 


Lil Mamas 


Singer Bre