The hip-hop world and The New York Times have been at each other’s throats this past week. All right, while it’s not that hostile, some are mad at Will Shortz, who included “illin’” in last Saturday’s Times crossword. Shortz’s clue was that the word meant something was wack, but others adamantly disagree.
The Colbert Report welcomed living hip-hop legend Mike D from the Beastie Boys to academically review both sides of the argument alongside host Stephen Colbert.
Watch the two discuss “llin’” and decide for yourself what the word truly means.