The Beverly Hills, California native told HipHopDX about how one of those projects coincided with the loss of one of his heroes - The Beastie Boys' Adam "MCA" Yauch. "I was in L.A. in the studio when I heard about MCA's passing. That shit was horrible, even worse the more I think about it. It’s just crazy when you’re that young," Al expressed. "It’s crazy, because [Action Bronson and I] dropped Rare Chandeliers and that was 26 years ago to the day that the Beastie Boys dropped License To Ill. They’re the greatest of all time, man. I watched every interview that exists of them on YouTube. They were and are some of the greatest of all time. They’re some people I would like to meet, Mike D and Ad-Rock and Rick Rubin. I never really got a chance to meet and speak with them. That would be outstanding. But yeah, that was horrible."