KRS-One Mentions Wrong Beastie Boys Member on Tribute Song to Dead Rappers
KRS-One just released his new album, The World is MIND, which features plenty of great lyricism and boom-bap productions. But the legendary rapper dropped a new song called “Hip Hop Speaks from Heaven,” which has a lyrical blunder on it.
The eleagic track features the Blastmaster paying tribute to deceased rappers like Phife Dawg, J Dilla, Eazy-E, Biggie, 2Pac and many others. But as XXL discovered, in one verse, KRS mentions the Beastie Boys' legacy and names the wrong Beastie who died.
“Like a late fog in the mist / I see King Ad-Rock and rest in peace Nate Dogg / Their names and their natures will last, like Chris Lighty and my man Bill Blass / When it comes to hip-hop, here’s the lesson / Start praising your own people, hip-hop speaks from heaven,” he raps.
Any true hip-hopper would know that Beastie Boy member Adam "MCA" Yauch is the one who passed away from cancer in 2012. Of course, this is an honest mistake on KRS' part, and, just for the record, Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz is still alive and well. We are wondering why anyone from KRS' camp didn't catch this lyrical gaffe?
In any case, if you can get over that mistake, the song is actually not that bad. Props to KRS-One for honoring rappers who have passed away. You can stream or download The World is MIND at Bandcamp.com.