RIP Adam Yauch/MCA of the Beastie Boys

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I watched the whole music video collection w/the band commentary turned on to start my day yesterday.

mh, Monday, 7 May 2012 21:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

i remember watching this when it aired

(@2:39)

it's smdh time in America (will), Monday, 7 May 2012 22:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Billy Corgan
Although I did not know Adam well, I respected him as a spiritual warrior who fought strongly for peace in this world. And whether he ever knew it or not, he had a lot to do with my own spiritual awakening. He led with his heart, and in the conversations we had that's what stands out most; that he was real to his core.

these pretzels are makeing me horney (Hungry4Ass), Monday, 7 May 2012 23:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

We can only hope that MCA made Billy a better person

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 7 May 2012 23:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

that noise is MCA's corpse groaning

mh, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 00:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

I wonder what AdRock and Mike D will make of all the people coming out of the woodwork to say 'a few words'

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 00:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

Probably be nice, not say too much, and go on being pretty chill guys

mh, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 00:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

That MTV compilation vid IT'S SO GOOD

poxen, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 01:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

history as it happened

mh, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 01:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

lots of coverage here; on Friday it was the second lead story on the main BBC site for hours.

piscesx, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 01:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

i certainly can't think of any other musician that i've heard memorialized extensively on the local rock and hip-hop stations

some dude, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 01:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

"sometimes overrated as a live act" loool Loder you tool

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 02:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

re MTV compilation clip.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 02:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wasn't Loder the one who said something about drugs/nicotine when William burroughs passed at a ripe old age?

mh, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 02:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

wow @ that video

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 02:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Was this posted? If not...it's one of my fave tv performances
So Whatcha Want on Arsenio with Cypress Hill

This Live at PJ's on Letterman is great too, love the way the Late Night Band just totally slots in with that groove

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 03:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't care if we keep posting the same vids over and over

moral panic in australia, the tube 1987

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 04:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, that MTV Music Awards comp. is an awesome watch.

UnderControl, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 08:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

goddammit

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

fuck

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

that's cool!

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

Vini Reilly Invasion (Elvis Telecom), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 02:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

idk if this already got posted but hot damn

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 02:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

mookieproof, Thursday, 10 May 2012 20:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

hahaha

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 10 May 2012 20:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

<a href="http://gawker.com/5908629/requiem-for-a-white-mc";>Slightly bizarre/distateful memoir of a 'beef' by a dude whose place in history seems not so certain as MCA's</a>

Andrew Farrell, Thursday, 10 May 2012 20:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

eh, i dunno, that's a pretty good piece.

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 10 May 2012 20:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol figured that was 3rd Bass before I even clicked on it

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 10 May 2012 20:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

beef always seemed really one-sided to me, 3rd Bass defensively attacking their peers to make a name for themselves.

never understood how the Professor Booty verses were determined to be directed at 3rd Bass - did the Beasties say that in an interview somewhere or something? cuz the disses are pretty generic

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 10 May 2012 20:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's kind of a shame that I've seen the Beastie Boys be awesome two or three times, but the last time I saw them, at Stubbs in Austin playing a "surprise" SXSW gig, they were slop-city.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 10 May 2012 20:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Twere great both times I saw them. Once on IC tour at Brixton and earlier at Town & Country Club where they were co-headlining with Henry Rollins. Beasties played first so they were done by 9pm allowing me to get home nice and early which I appreciated. I'm not v rock n roll.

pandemic, Thursday, 10 May 2012 21:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

I dunno, I found that pete nice piece kind of touching in its honesty.

In reality, and despite whatever the Voice cover said, the Beasties had already broken the perceived "street barrier" for white artists performing in a black medium: their 12-inch single off of Licensed in 1986, "Hold it Now, Hit It," had done the job. The record got major play on KISS-FM and WBLS with tons of spins by Red Alert, Chuck Chillout, Mr. Magic, and Marley Marl. For any MC at that time, white or black, recognition like that on the Friday or Saturday mix-shows was the epitome of success.

^ 100% OTM. I knew the beasties from the "she's on it" single and it was cool but also kind of a joke, but when "hold it now hit it" dropped, that was a real rap song and everybody recognized it and it remains to this day my fave beastie jam.

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Thursday, 10 May 2012 21:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm relieved to hear that MCA was black enough for prime minister pete nice

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Thursday, 10 May 2012 21:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Thursday, 10 May 2012 21:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

3rd Bass always struck me as chumpy in much the same way as Vanilla Ice...white dudes trying to be black rappers instead of just rappers. I think that's why Eminem broke through, because you don't ever mistake that guy for being a black rapper. He's just a rapper.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 10 May 2012 21:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^^

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 10 May 2012 21:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

the first 3rd Bass album is a classic IMO, so much great prince paul, sam sever, simulated dummies production and they were really good rappers, one of my favorites of that era

that article felt sort of uncharitable and weirdly self-obsessed.

however, a couple nice pieces of trivia, which i'm always thankful for:

1) professor x was 3rd bass's manager! amazing!

2) DMX was Just Ice's beatboxer!!!! crazy

Bandersnatch Cumberbund (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 10 May 2012 21:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

3rd Bass, Henry Rollins, Vanilla Ice ... it all comes together!

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 10 May 2012 21:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah that Professor X bit was news to me, that's bizarre

I went back to that first 3rd Bass album awhile ago and it really didn't hold up imho

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 10 May 2012 21:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

the first 3rd Bass album is a classic IMO, so much great prince paul, sam sever, simulated dummies production and they were really good rappers, one of my favorites of that era

that article felt sort of uncharitable and weirdly self-obsessed.

^^^OTM

the first time i saw the beasties, at brixton for ill comms, their different flavours didn't really gell like they do on record, but i have a boot of them in new jersey in 1992 that is simply fantastic.

It was you. Miming to Tenacious D. (stevie), Thursday, 10 May 2012 21:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

The only time I've seen them was 2007 at the Greek Theater in Berkeley, I think I said that upthread somewhere. It was one of their 'greatest hits' shows they did when the MixUp came out. They were awesome, whole show was like a big party.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 10 May 2012 21:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

beef always seemed really one-sided to me, 3rd Bass defensively attacking their peers to make a name for themselves.

never understood how the Professor Booty verses were determined to be directed at 3rd Bass - did the Beasties say that in an interview somewhere or something? cuz the disses are pretty generic

― Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, May 10, 2012 1:57 PM (32 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

MCA's "dancin' around like you think you're Janet Jackson" line on Professor Booty was pretty clearly aimed at Serch.

Jean-Luc Poncey (lpz), Thursday, 10 May 2012 21:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

i liked the cactus album at the time, but haven't heard it in forever

"we are looking for the brooklyn-queens"

^ i thought this was a gay joke

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Thursday, 10 May 2012 21:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

MCA's "dancin' around like you think you're Janet Jackson" line on Professor Booty was pretty clearly aimed at Serch.

I've always heard that, but there were plenty of dancing rappers at the time. Cube had lyrics dissing dancing rappers too, were those all aimed at Serch?

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 10 May 2012 21:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

3rd bass invented the gas face so theyre cool as hell forever for that

these pretzels are makeing me horney (Hungry4Ass), Thursday, 10 May 2012 21:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

love pop goes the weasel tbh

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 10 May 2012 21:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Damn, Shakey. Did 3rd Bass take shots at Ice Cube before he started dissing dancing rappers?

The Gas Face, Brooklyn Queens, Steppin' To The AM, Products Of The Environment and a few other tracks on the Cactus still hold up pretty well. I mean what, late '80s Prince Paul and Bomb Squad tracks aren't enough?

Jean-Luc Poncey (lpz), Thursday, 10 May 2012 21:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

rap beef magic eye

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Thursday, 10 May 2012 21:52 (2 years ago) Permalink


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