Mike D Joins The Illin’ Hip-Hop Crossword Debate

For the past week, the internet has been a party to an entertainingly dumb debate about the exact definition of the archaic hip-hop term “illin’,” which was an answer in Saturday’s New York Times crossword. While the crossword clue indicated that the term meant “wack,” others disagreed, leading to a semantic blood-feud between Times crossword editor Will Shortz and blogger Boobs Radley. Naturally, The Colbert Report decided to solve the dispute once and for all by bringing in the Beastie Boys’ Mike D to mock-academically review both claims. The result: Good television! Watch it below.

That old rumor about Michael Diamond being the brother of Screech from Saved By The Bell? It gets more plausible every year.