KRS-One Issues Apology For Beastie Boys Mix Up

There’s nothing worse than making a huge mistake…publicly!

KRS-One took to social media over the weekend to issue an apology for paying his respects to the wrong Beastie Boy in his new song, “Hip Hop Speaks From Heaven.”

In the song KRS raps, “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.

The problem is MCA is the group member who died in 2012, not Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz, who is still alive and kickin.

Listen below.


KRS-One immediately pulled the song and issued a lengthy apology saying:

I mistakably paid respect and condolences to the wrong Beastie Boy member King Ad-Rock when it should have been MCA.

In light of this, I am redoing the song ‘Hip Hop Speaks From Heaven’ and I am pulling the original version off of my digital release. Historical accuracy is extremely important to me, so I accept all responsibility for this error.

Read his full apology below.

We all make mistakes…

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