A Tribe Called Quest rapper Phife Dawg died at the age of 45 on Wednesday, and while the Queens MC will be remembered for his lyrical skills and his impact on hip-hop, the other great passion of his life was sports.
Phife often combined the two, working in references to some of his favorite teams in some of ATCQ’s classic songs, and Extra Mustard has gathered some of his finest sports-related rhymes for your perusal.
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With all these trials and tribulations, yo, I've been affected
And to top it off, Starks got ejected
Steve Biko (Stir It Up)
Hip hop scholar since being knee high to a duck
The height Muggsy Bogues, complexion of a hockey puck
Coming with more hits than the Braves and the Yankees
Keep It Rollin’
Large Professor in the house, you know how we do
I skate on your crew, like Mario Lemieux
The Chase Pt. II
Sit back and learn, come now watch the birdie
Your styles are incomplete, same as Vinny Testaverde
Lyrics To Go
Always wanted this cause it surely beats a scramble
I’m Jordan with the mic, huh, wanna gamble?
Vibes and Stuff
I’m prompt with my business and I do things on the double
Yo, I’m ou like Buster Douglas, I say peace to MC Trouble
Beeper’s goin’ off like Don Trump gets checks
Keep my bases loaded like the New York Mets
Heyo, Bo knows this, and Bo knows that
But Bo don’t know jack, casue Bo can’t rap
Well What do you knoe, the Di-Dawg is first up to bat
Brothers front, the say the Tribe can’t flow
But we’ve been known to do the impossible like Broadway Joe.