I had no idea that one of the founding members of ATCQ. The Phifer was always one of the more interesting personalities of the crew. Though he is best known for his lyrics on "Check The Rhyme" aka routines on Linden Blvd. I am sure that most did not know that he had been suffering with Type I Diabetes since the early 90's.
I have a fairly intimate understanding of Diabetes as my Pops was also stricken with the disease, which occurred shortly after severe scar tissue formed within his kidneys. Luckily Papi was able to undergo a successful kidney transplant which changed our lives. It appears that Phife is also on the list for a transplant, I do hope he finds a donor soon.