KRS-One Apologizes For Paying Tribute To Wrong Beastie Boy

KRS-One apologized Saturday for mentioning Beastie Boys’ Ad-Rock in a track about late rappers.

Ad-Rock, whose real name is Adam Horovitz, is very much alive.

“I mistakably paid respect and condolences to the wrong Beastie Boy member King Ad-Rock when it should have been MCA," KRS-One said in a statement posted on social media. Adam “MCA” Yauch died in 2012.

“I am sending my sincere apologies to King Ad-Rock.”

On the track “Hip Hop Speaks From Heaven” on KRS-One’s album The World Is Mind, he 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.”

KRS-One, who’s a year older than Ad-Rock, said he will re-record the song “and I am pilling the original version off of my digital release.”

The rapper added: “I accept all responsibility for this error.”

Read the full statement below:

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