Sunday's Grammy Awards will provide an impressive slate of performers that spans every genre. (Even a classical artist will make an appearance.) Whether we're in store for anything as wild as last year's LL Cool J-fronted Adam YauchShow More Summary
Way back in 1987, Michael “Mike D” Diamond, Adam “MCA” Yauch, and Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz, AKA the Beastie Boys, released their debut album, Licensed to Ill. “(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party!)” was the album’s biggest hit. But it’s another song from Licensed to Ill, a simple ditty that clocks in at a mere 2:14, that’s on everyone’s lips today: “Girls.”
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
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 »
The Beastles, a fictional band created by dj BC, is a mashup of music from The Beatles and the Beastie Boys. He recently released a new album, Ill Submarine, in honor of Beastie Boys’ Adam “MCA” Yauch who died in May of 2012. The Beastles discography, including the full Ill Submarine album, is available to [...]
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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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.