Jason Richards, Chartattack: "We caught up with Beastie Boys last week in New York City. The night before, they appeared on MTV premiering a clip of their ridiculous new video for "Ch-Check It Out," the first single from their long-anticipated sixth album To The 5 Boroughs, set for release in mid-June. Later that night, Eminem and his band D12 also performed. Somewhere during the evening, Em stopped by the Beastie Boys� dressing room to show respect to the white rappers who paved the way for him. There was a mix-up, which, for the Beastie Boys, could turn out to be deadly."
"It was actually funny, �cause there was a little misunderstanding when he came to the dressing room," explains the group's MCA (a.k.a. Adam Yauch). "Because we�d been joking around, saying that we should have called our album Still Doin� It, Huh? and we kept on saying that. And so, when Eminem came into our dressing room, he was like, �Yo, what�s up, just wanted to say what�s up to everybody�� and we shook his hand and stuff. And then he said to us, like, �Still doin� it, man, still doin� it.� And we all just burst out laughing. He kind of looked puzzled and walked out."
"Nah, I don�t think he� it wasn�t that big of a deal," says Mike D (a.k.a. Mike Diamond).
"I wonder if he told his group," MCA ponders.
"He must have a sense of humour..." Diamond speculates.
Marshall, if you�re reading this, before you go record an album�s worth of anti-Beastie Boys songs, please know that it was just a misunderstanding. Nothing more. Beastie Boys respect you. Really.
Says Mike D, "He definitely has his own way � the way he switches his flows up. Very versatile MC."