Heds and Dreds: Annotated Tribe Called Quest for the Unseasoned Patois Interpeter

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July 12, 2011


7. “Steve Biko (Stir It Up)”

In one of my personal favorite Phife verses, the Five Footer acknowledges deejay Mad Cobra’s then-recent crossover hit, “Flex” and makes a random reference to actress Nia Long’s own Trinidadian heritage: Rude boy composer/Step to me your over/Brothers wanna flexโ€”you’re not Mad Cobra/MC short and black/There aint no other/Trini-born black like Nia Long’s grandmother