KRS-One just released what people are calling his best album in a long time, but there is one huge, glaring mistake on one of the songs.
On the track “Hip-Hop Reigns From Heaven” KRS wittily shouts out just about every late-MC to ever exist. Namedropping everyone from his own friend Scott La Rock to former Jive Records labelmate Pimp C, KRS pulls off quite an impressive feat. But, on the last verse of the song, “The Teacha” either got his facts wrong or tried to predict the future. Because he shouts out Beastie Boy Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz.
Horovitz is alive. It is the group’s other Adam, Adam “MCA” Yauch who is dead. He passed away in 2012 after losing a battle with cancer.
The “MC’s Act Like They Don’t Know” rapper’s lyrics say, “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.”
The error is unfortunate for obvious reasons. But, how did this get out of the studio without anyone noticing? Damn shame, because the song is actually dope and so is most of the rest of the album.
Neither KRS or Ad-Rock have spoken about the track publicly, yet.