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 [...]
In court last week, the Beastie Boys confirmed that they will not make new music after the passing of Adam Yauch aka MCA. The remaining Beasties, Mike D and Ad-Rock, are embroiled in a lawsuit against Monster Beverage Corp. for using their songs in promotional material without their permission. Show More Summary
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)
Backtracking is our recurring look back at the pop music that shaped our lives. Our friends may come and go, but we’ll be spinning our favorite albums forever. While revisiting Beastie Boys‘ Hello Nasty in the shadow of Adam Yauch‘s death ahead of the LP’s 15th anniversary, I realized that the 1998 album was the last true taste of the trio... More »
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 [...]
Via Hip Hop DX: Pusha T and Newark, New Jersey’s own Redman are just a few of the acts scheduled to appear at the nearly week-long Hip Hop extravaganza that is the annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival. The announcement was made earlier today via Twitter thanks to an update made from the festival’s official Twitter account. Show More Summary
New York Times: “They do look like kids,” said the director Todd Louiso, 43, whose love story “Hello, I Must Be Going,” was released by Oscilloscope in the fall. “But Adam wouldn’t pick people who weren’t on his level. In fact, they are three steps ahead of everyone else.” “Adam embedded a philosophy in the company we will always have,” Mr. Show More Summary
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
It was one year ago today that Adam “MCA” Yauch passed away. Go ahead, find your copy of Check Your Head. We’ll wait…Welcome back. Anyway, in 2004, the New York Times wrote a negative review of the music video for the Beastie Boys’ “Ch-Check...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 [...]
Via Letters of Note, Yauch’s response to a negative review in the New York Times: Rolling Stone has republished their profile from last year following Yauch’s death: “I was expecting to see somebody really weak and pale,” she says. “But he looked so radiant, as light as the most awake person I’ve ever encountered. Show More Summary
Tearjerker: Beastie Boys' fallen member Adam "MCA" Yauch gets a Brooklyn park named after him, coinciding with the one year anniversary of his death after a long struggle with throat cancer. Two of your favorite things in one place:Show More Summary