(Damn Phife, you got fat!)
Yeah, I know it looks pathetic
Ali Shaheed Muhammad got me doing calisthenics

from A Tribe Called Quest – The Chase Pt. II Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Phife’s struggles with type 1 diabetes and maintaining a healthy diet are well-documented in the ATCQ documentary Beats, Rhymes, and Life and in Phife’s own lyrics.

He’s the first to admit that he succumbed to his sugar addiction and put on weight between the recording of The Low End Theory and this album, Midnight Marauders; not surprising coming from someone who is nicknamed after a soft drink.

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