Hearken to Phife Dawg, Busta Rhymes, and Redman’s New Tune “Nutshell Pt. 2”

Back in April 2016, the posthumous Phife Dawg song “Nutshell” got released. Now, a new version of the track has been released: Busta Rhymes and Redman feature on “Nutshell PART 2.” Hear it below via Smokin’ Needles/AWAL.

“Nutshell PART 2” is the lead single from Phife’s upcoming second solo album Forever. Phife, born Malik Izaak Taylor, worked on the album prior to his death in 2016. The record will be released “with the blessing of his family and his most trusted collaborator and business partner, Dion Liverpool (Executive Producer)” according to press materials. Full album details will be revealed in the coming weeks.

“We are excited about the partnership with AWAL for Malik’s posthumous album release,” Phife’s family said in a press release. “We give all glory to God for allowing Malik to accomplish everything his heart desired, including his solo music. He worked really hard to complete his album before he transitioned, and he was ready to share an album that was near and dear to his heart with his fans. His fans meant the world to him.”

AWAL Vice President of A&R Eddie Blackmon added: “Phife may have been known as the ‘Five-Footer’ but the impact he left on music and culture is immeasurable. A heartfelt thank you for entrusting AWAL with the remaining part of his musical legacy.”

Phife Dawg died in 2016 due to complications from diabetes. He was 45 years old.

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