Adam Yauch, aka MCA, of The Beastie Boys has died. He was 47 years old.
The Beastie Boys represented the first hip-hop I ever truly loved. It was manic, goofy, fun and completely different than anything else out there. Here was a group of guys who had fun in every music video they made, every concert they performed, and who had been doing it since 1979. I fully expected them to be making albums well into their 90′s. It’s sad to think that we will no longer get gems like “Hey Ladies”:
Besides his monumental contributions to hip-hop, music, and the Free Tibet movement, Yauch will always be remember for being the one with “the low voice,” the filmmakers eye, and having one helluva wig-smith:
Thank you MCA.
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daneGER – who has written 125 posts on MTIB. A.K.A. Dane Whitehead, blogs whenever he feels like it and has won several awards from the Minneapolis Air Drumming Academy. He's a lover of music, movies, video-games, bikes and chocolate milk. HUZZAH!
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