March 2016

 Malik Taylor was best known as Phife Dawg, a member of the iconic hip-hop group Tribe Called Quest, but to the New York Jets he was also a huge fan of their team. Taylor died at age 45 on Tuesday of complications from diabetes. He was a Jets fan and in "Scenario," one of the greatest songs in rap history, he gave a nod to his favorite team with the line, "We've been known to do the impossible like Broadway Joe." On Wednesday, the Jets paid tribute to Phife Dawg on Twitter. ???? "We've been known to do the impossible like Broadway Joe" ???? We lost one of us today. #RIPPhifeDawg — New York Jets (@nyjets) March 23, 2016 Phife Dawg often talked NFL on his social media accounts (he was a noted fan of many sports) and he was a Jets fan to the core. In 2014 he told The Sports Fan Journal that he became a Jets fan in the early 1980s, picking them even though the New York Giants were beginning their rise to be one of the NFL's best teams. "I love the underdog, plus I'm from Queens," Taylor told the Sports Fan Journal. On the cover of his only solo album, "Ventilation, Da LP," Phife Dawg posed on the cover wearing his personalized Jets jersey. - - - - - - - Frank Schwab is the editor of Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at or follow him on Twitter! Follow @YahooSchwab

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