KRS-One, whose real name is Lawrence Parker, released the song “Hip Hop Speaks from Heaven” just last week. In it, he mentions many artists who are no longer alive. These ranged from recent deaths to ones that happened a while ago. For example, some of the names dropped in the lyrics include Notorious B.I.G. and J Dilla.
Here’s one of the lines: “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.”
Notice anything fishy? Ad-Rock is the nickname of Adam Horovitz of the Beastie Boys, who is still alive and kickin’. Apparently KRS-One got Horovitz mixed up with another Beastie Boys member, Adam “MCA” Yauch.