The making of a new mural dedicated to A Tribe Called Quest in Queens, New York has been documented in a new short film.
The mural, located on the corner of Linden Boulevard and 192nd Street in the St. Albans neighbourhood of Queens (now named ‘Malik “Phife Dawg” Taylor Way’ after a fan petition), was commissioned after founding member Phife Dawg passed away earlier this year.
A new documentary has been released by ATCQ today that shows the creation of the mural. Including interviews with co-organiser Theron Smith and mural artist Vince Ballentine, the short film documents the significance behind the location of the mural (ATCQ filmed their ‘Check The Rhime’ video on top of the laundromat that the mural is painted on) and the artistic process behind it.
Watch the short film below, via Pitchfork.
Last month, Epic Records boss LA Reid confirmed that a new ATCQ album is in the works, using material recorded by Phife prior to his death.
“[It is] a brand new album that they recorded before Phife passed away,” Reid said. “I’m really happy about it man, it’s really something special. It’s one of the things I’m most excited about over everything we’re working on.”