Coolio, even though he received royalties, was outraged by Al's parody of "Gangsta's Paradise." Al has done a parody of "Lose Yourself" and even dressed up as Eminem. Surprisingly, they have an uncanny resemblance. In 2004, Al's parents passed away due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Al is featured in the Genesis music video for "I Can't Dance." Al skipped second grade at school due to his intelligence. Al claims to have been a straight-A student throughout school. After Al did a parody of Nirvana's song "Smells Like Teen Spirit," Kurt Cobain felt that they (the band) had "made it." According to the band members, they found the music video very funny and laughed when they saw it.