Cover Two Podcast: Down with Phife and the Tribe

The “Cover Two Podcast” delivers a lot of football talk by football people with weekly guests from around the NFL. We flipped the script this week and were joined by hip-hop legend Malik “Phife Dawg” Taylor of the iconic group A Tribe Called Quest.

Though a native New Yorker who forever represented his city in nearly every song, Phife has lived in the Bay Area of California since the early 2000s and sat with us via Raiders Cam in Alameda, Calif. His NFL allegiances still are with the Jets, though, and the knowledgeable artist said the team’s playoff hopes rest with QB Mark Sanchez.

“It seemed like he regressed a little bit,” Phife said of Sanchez after praising his play during the first two seasons. “The last couple weeks he came back and [put] the team on his back. Hopefully, he gets better. Hopefully he can it done enough to get that wild card because I think a lot of teams aren’t going to want to play us.”

Phife also said he’s an Eagles fan, but his reasoning for that is amusing. Phife also showed co-host and North Carolina product Bucky Brooks some Tar Heel love. He cut me to the quick, though, when it came to my alma mater, Howard University. That’s okay, though, I’m still down with Phife and the Tribe.

To that point, Phife also dropped some info on his solo project and whether A Tribe Called Quest has a project in the works. You won’t know what you need to know unless you tune in.

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