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Sad About Phife Dawg? Need to Feel Better About Yourself? Watch Margaret Spellings Scratch Records.

Posted by on Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 11:33 AM

As you have likely already heard, A Tribe Called Quest's Phife Dawg has died, presumably late last night after a prolonged battle with diabetes and a kidney transplant eight years ago. He was only forty-five, an age that seems much too soon, especially for someone who had such a pioneering impact on music.

Speaking of that impact: UNC-Chapel Hill, of course, has a pioneering hip-hop program. Yesterday, during her tour of her new system's flagship school, the fresh UNC system president got a glimpse of it when she stopped by the 1789 Venture Lab. Andre Barden, or DJ A-Minor, sampled Spellings saying "opportunity" (her choice, and better than "Money!") and then invited to scratch records over the top of it. A-Minor walked her through the process, all the while sporting a subversively appropriate shirt that reads "Cash Ruined Everything About Music." I wonder if Spellings got the reference?  

The News & Observer brilliantly captured the sight, which includes some seriously pained head-nodding from Spellings. Watch it below and weep.



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