Days after filing court documents to keep their version of the Beastie Boys' song, "Girls" in their commercial, Goldieblox has announced that they're pulling the song from the ad. What's driving the change? The company claims it's out of respect for Adam Yauch's request that his music not be used in advertising.
The Beastie Boys are rightfully irked. Never, in the history of their group, have they ever agreed to allow the use of their music in advertising. In fact, their late member, Adam Yauch, stated in his will that none of the group's music ever should be. And yet, we have......
By the time the Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch passed away last year, the man better known as MCA had earned a reputation as an elder statesman of hip-hop, defined as much by his contributions to the feminism and the Tibetan independence movement as his sharp lyrics and signature gravelly voice. Show More Summary
The Beastie Boys have long refused to license their music for commercial purposes—the late Adam Yauch made it very clear that "his image, music and any art he created could not be used for advertising." So it comes as no surprise that...Show More Summary
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 [...]
But here's why Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz and the late Adam Yauch came out ahead anyway in a judge's ruling this week. read more
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 »
James Curran made 105 unique GIF icons to pay tribute to Beastie Boy Adam Yauch.
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
As part of an upcoming special issue that pays tribute to Adam Yauch—aka MCA—by looking at the visual history of the Beastie Boys, Juxtapoz magazine conducted interviews with the artists behind the group's memorable album art. And while...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
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Finding life in the Beasties Boys music, a year after the death of MCA.
Yesterday a small playground in Brooklyn was re-named Adam Yauch Park after the deceased Beastie Boys member, who passed away a year ago today. At the ceremony, Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz made a touching (and funny: "Like the Wu-Tang Clan,...Show More Summary
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
One year ago today, the world lost one of the greats when Beastie Boy Adam Yauch, a.k.a. MCA, succumbed to a three-year battle with cancer at age 47. We're celebrating his life and legacy today with Paul's Boutique on repeat, along with a nonstop rotation of YouTube videos featuring Yauch and the rest of the Beastie Boys. Here are a few of our favorites: [ more › ]
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 [...]
Beastie Boy Adam Yauch died almost exactly a year ago of cancer, and today he got a nice tribute from his hometown of Brooklyn. The parks department renamed a small park in his honor, reports USA Today. "This is real! And it is awesome," declares Daily Intel. (Here's an example...