A blistering rendition in honor of Adam 'MCA' Yauch, who passed away four years ago today.
Chaotic LA punks FIDLAR have shared a cover of the Beastie Boys’ 1994 Ill Communication track “Sabotage” as a dedication to Adam “MCA” Yauch, who passed away four years ago yesterday. Listen and compare to the original below.
As long as hip-hop is around, the Beastie Boys' contributions won't be forgotten. Today (Aug. 5), we remember the rapper in the trio with the raspy voice. MCA, born Adam Yauch, would've turned 51 years old. Continue reading…
Beastie Boys have been musically inactive since Adam "MCA" Yauch passed away in 2012. "We can't make new music without him," Michael "Mike D" Diamond said last year. But earlier this week, Mike D and Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz filed a trademark...Show More Summary
It seemed obvious, but it’s officially official now: Beastie Boys are done. The group’s Adam Horovitz told GQ that since the late Adam Yauch started the group, the remaining two members (understandably) decided they couldn’t continue without him. Show More Summary
"Adam Yauch started the band. It's not like a thing where we could continue without him."
Oscilloscope Laboratories, the film distribution company founded by the late Adam Yauch, will be releasing a movie about obscure Christmas songs entitled Jingle Bell Rocks! later this month. The film, directed by Mitchell Kezin, will feature cameos from RUN DMC, John Waters, and the Flaming Lips, among others. In the film, Wayne Coyne discusses the [...]
Beastie Boys already prevailed in legal battles against GoldieBlox and Monster Energy this year, and now they seem likely to win a third. Before Adam Yauch died, the record label Tuf America sued Beastie Boys over the use of uncleared samples from Trouble Funk’s “Say What” and “Let’s Get Small” on the Beasties’ Dust-Brothers-produced 1989 [...]
Last week, during the Beastie Boys’ court battle against Monster Energy Drink, Mike D said something we all already knew: After the death of Adam Yauch, the Beastie Boys are done. Here’s what he said: “We have not been able to tour since MCA, Adam Yauch, died. We can’t make new music.” Honestly, this is [...]
Two years ago, just days after the death of Beastie Boys member Adam “MCA” Yauch, Monster Energy Drink featured five Beasties songs from Z-Trip’s Beasties Megamix in a promo video for a snowboarding event called Ruckus In The Rockies. The end of the video featured the phrase “RIP MCA” in the same typeface as Monster’s [...]
Adam Yauch, a.k.a. MCA from the Beastie Boys, died two years ago of complications from salivary gland cancer, but celebrations of his life and work still continue. May 3 was MCA Day, an annual celebration of Yauch’s music, film work, and humanitarian efforts. Show More Summary
Part of the festivities for this year's MCA Day in Brooklyn.
When Adam Yauch died last year, a simple obituary didn’t seem like the best way to sum up a sprawling, groundbreaking, all-over-the-place career. The best way I could think to pay tribute was a randomly-assembled list of moments from Yauch’s career. Similarly, it’s impossible to quantify, in a simple essay, the seismic effect of Lou [...]
Revolt chronicles the first annual MCA Day in Brooklyn, held in honor of the memory of the late Adam “MCA” Yauch of The Beastie Boys. Previously: Brooklyn Heights Park Named After Beastie Boys’ MCA | Talib Kweli Debuts New Song in Toronto, Pays Tribute to MCA (Video)
In addition to the previously discussed lineup of Pusha T, Redman and Dizzy Wright, Brooklyn Hip Hop Fest expands with the addition of EPMD, Soul Understated and a tribute to the late great MCA (Adam Yauch):On the Final Day...
The 9th Annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival will be held from July 10th through the 13th with a number of artists scheduled to perform, including Redman, EPMD, Pusha T, and Dizzy Wright. On the last day of the festival, Adam Yauch will be honored for his role and participation in hip-hop during his lifetime as a [...]
Lauryn Hill Sentenced to Three Months for Tax Evasion: That was the verdict following a lengthy court battle. Fight For Your Right to Frolic: Beastie Boy Adam "MCA" Yauch had a Brooklyn park dedicated to him on Saturday, marking the first anniversary of his death. Show More Summary
Finding life in the Beasties Boys music, a year after the death of MCA.
I know this was in yesterday's music news post, but I just wanted to say happy one-year afterlife anniversary to Adam Yauch. If you didn't happen to click through, yesterday they dedicated a park to him in New York City, and his mom spoke at the dedication. "We didn't have anything to do with the crazy part of Adam Yauch," she started, laughing. Show More Summary
Adam Yauch passed away one year ago today, on May 4th, 2012. Yesterday his family, friends, and former bandmates as well as city officials gathered at a park in Brooklyn Heights in his rememberance. During a ceremony attended by about 250, the park formerly named Palmetto Park was officially renamed Adam Yauch Park. Below, check [...]