After ten years and five records with the trailblazing crew A Tribe Called Quest, Phife Dawg went solo in 1999, dropping the Jay Dee-produced single "Bend Ova" b/w "Thought U Wuz Nice." He followed that up with Ventilation: Da LP, a solid collection of no-nonsense rhymes set to beats from Hi-Tek, Pete Rock, and others. While he has yet to score a crossover/club hit like Q-Tip's "Vivrant Thing," the five foot assassin has at least maintained his fan base and street credibility. In 2001 he teamed up with O.G.C.'s Top Dog for the single "Cabbin Stabbin."