I guess the Beastie Boys didn’t know what Eminem was going to do when he dropped his ‘Kamikaze’ bomb.
The remaining members of the Beastie Boys, Ad-Roc and Mike D, made an appearance on The Strombo Show” according to Hot New Hip Hop, and shared that they had no clue that Slim Shady was sharing an album with a ‘License To Ill’ look-alike album art.
“All of a sudden I get 10 like text messages, 20 text messages. Then I’m like, ‘Why do I all of a sudden have 50 text messages? I better see what’s going on,'” Mike D said. “Everybody’s forwarding me the album cover from, like, the Twitter feed, or whatever. So that’s how they found out.”
The guys were on the show to promote their book, which Amazon describes as “A panoramic experience that tells the story of Beastie Boys, a book as unique as the band itself by band members ADROCK and Mike D, with contributions from Amy Poehler, Colson Whitehead, Spike Jonze, Wes Anderson, Luc Sante, and more.”
Next time Em, maybe give a Boy a heads up… A Beastie Boy!