The Beastie Boys are doing the rounds promoting their upcoming expansive memoir, which hits shelves at the end of October. Mike D and Ad-Rock had a timely chat with George Stroumboulopoulos of The Strombo Show where they were asked about the cover art for Eminem’s Kamikaze, which is a tribute to The Beastie Boys 1984 classic LP License To Ill.
The pair admits they only heard about the album and the cover when everyone else did. “We saw it like everybody [else],” Mike D admits. “I guess the only difference is I maybe got, all of a sudden - 10 text messages, 20 text messages. Wow, why do I all of a sudden have 50 text messages,” he continues. “I better see what is going on. Everyone was forwarding me the album cover from the Twitter feed or whatever. That's how we found out about it."
Ad-Rock says it is nice to be remembered in this way, but says they aren’t friends. "I don't know him, I'm sure that was nice . . . I met him once in a bathroom in Rome.We didn't embrace,”
“Em is likely just not the 'warm embrace type,'" jokes Mike D.
Eminem has been all over the place lately like a good rapper in the internet age should be. He is beefing with everyone he thinks might have slighted him or just thinks is trash. His main beef is with Machine Gun Kelly, responding to MGK’s “Rap Devil,” with “Killshot” on Friday. MGK says "he missed" and will likely try and line something up to promote his upcoming EP.
Also Eminem had to apologize for using a homophobic slur against Tyler, The Creator on his song “Fall,” admitting he went too far.