RIP Adam Yauch/MCA of the Beastie Boys

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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

pete nice always had nice suits

The Reverend, Thursday, 10 May 2012 21:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

ade is otm tho

The Reverend, Thursday, 10 May 2012 21:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

So many wack M.C.'s you get the T.V. bozack
Ain't even gonna call out your names 'cause you're so wack
But one big oaf whose faker than plastic
A dictionary definition of the word spastic
You should have never started something that you couldn't finish
'Cause writin' rhymes to me is like popeye to spinach
I'm bad ass move your fat ass 'cause you're wack son
Dancin' around like you think you're Janet Jackson
Thought you could walk on me to get some ground to walk on
I'll pull the rug out from under your ass as I talk on
I'll take you out like a sniper on a roof
Like an M.C. at the fever in the D.J. booth

Jean-Luc Poncey (lpz), Thursday, 10 May 2012 21:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

i mean, it's probably about 3rd bass because who else would it be about?

Bandersnatch Cumberbund (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 10 May 2012 22:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

its funny i heard those lines a million times but never once thought about who it might be about, or that it was about a specific guy at all

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Thursday, 10 May 2012 22:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

Vanilla Ice? MC Hammer? anyone? rappers routinely attack anonymous targets.

xp

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 10 May 2012 22:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

a lot of classic dis tracks drop really specific clues even if they don't name the target outright - referencing particular lines of the target's or stylistic tropes or whatever. the closest thing that Professor Booty has to any of those is maybe the fat ass/dancing line but even that's pretty vague. imho.

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 10 May 2012 22:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

like, that's hardly No Vaseline or Takeover or even the Real Roxanne

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 10 May 2012 22:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Vanilla Ice? MC Hammer? anyone? rappers routinely attack anonymous targets.

More like Heavy D? Chunky A? The Fat Boys? or MC Serch?

i will show you fear in a handful of nuts (how's life), Thursday, 10 May 2012 22:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

shakey, who else ever really dissed the beastie boys that publically?

1) Hammer and Vanilla Ice dance but are not remotely "fat asses"

2) Serch is pleasantly plump but i like my white rappers w/some junk in the trunk

3) "Thought you could walk on me to get some ground to walk on" > who else used dissing the beasties to gain rep like 3rd Bass...also the "started something you couldn't finish"

4) Dissing is so out of character for the Beasties, they really occupied their own little world, it would HAVE to be for some reason, someone calling them out, i.e. 3rd Bass

5) Sure, it's vague compared to No Vaseline but I've heard way more vague stuff in disses before, so it's not like this is some unsolveable mystery

Bandersnatch Cumberbund (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 10 May 2012 22:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

tbh by the time CHY came out I had completely forgotten 3rd Bass had dissed the Beasties at all (they had moved on to the GasFace and Pop Goes the Weasel - kinda funny how this band's best tracks are all dis tracks lol)

I'm not saying you guys are wrong - the contextual clues are there - just that they completely went past me with their relatively generic nature.

who else ever really dissed the beastie boys that publically?

there's dis lines on LTI iirc. Granted they're also vague and pretty joke-y but they're there.

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 10 May 2012 22:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

I was a schoolboy on the other side of the planet but I still took "someone who'd dissed the Beasties on record to aggrandise himself, who has a fat ass, and dances like Janet Jackson" to be Serch (and was amused/pleased that Pimp Minister Pete Nice got let off)

also The Gas Face came out before Sons Of 3rd Bass afaik

┗|∵|┓ (sic), Friday, 11 May 2012 01:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Has any rapper ever dissed the Beastie Boys, besides 3rd Bass?

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 11 May 2012 02:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

have any other rappers ever dissed 3rd bass?

lol

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Friday, 11 May 2012 02:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

okay, i'm wondering if that's the same DMX. it really can't be right? DMX doesn't beatbox.

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Friday, 11 May 2012 05:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

he goes
WHAT
HAH
WHAT

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Friday, 11 May 2012 05:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davy_DMX ?

┗|∵|┓ (sic), Friday, 11 May 2012 06:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

sounds right

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Friday, 11 May 2012 06:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Pete Nice article is interesting, but shows a complete lack of understanding of the Beasties as a punk band -- which is no sin, but leads to not getting the Beasties at all.

Three Word Username, Friday, 11 May 2012 06:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

i thought it was common knowledge that that DMX started out as a beatboxer in the '80s and that that was how he got his name. apparently Just-Ice worked with a guy called Human DMX, who was neither that DMX nor Davy DMX, though.

some dude, Friday, 11 May 2012 12:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

maybe Pete Nice talked a drum machine in that anecdote?

some dude, Friday, 11 May 2012 12:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

talked TO a drum machine

some dude, Friday, 11 May 2012 12:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wasn't DMX the DJ in Material, among other Laswell projects? Like Herbie Hancock's "Rockit?"

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 11 May 2012 13:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

that was D.S.T.

some dude, Friday, 11 May 2012 13:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

i feel like i'm in a room full of tuomases

some dude, Friday, 11 May 2012 13:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Not to worry, I'm sure knowledge of this sort of thing will become more widespread and valuable in the future, so everything should even out.

Andrew Farrell, Friday, 11 May 2012 13:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

if only there were some sort of computerized information store we could access

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Friday, 11 May 2012 14:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

maybe connected via a series of tubes

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Friday, 11 May 2012 14:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

I just think it's dumb that 3 different guys named themselves DMX.

i will show you fear in a handful of nuts (how's life), Friday, 11 May 2012 14:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

i feel like i'm in a room full of tuomases

― some dude, Friday, May 11, 2012 9:45 AM (20 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i know, i can't even

thommys got bendz (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 11 May 2012 14:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

I just think it's dumb that 3 different guys named themselves DMX.

― i will show you fear in a handful of nuts (how's life), Friday, May 11, 2012 10:07 AM (48 seconds ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

there it is, the dumbest post

thommys got bendz (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 11 May 2012 14:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Eddie "Guitar" Burns, Guitar Slim, Johnny Guitar Watson... blues musicians sure are dumb assholes."

thommys got bendz (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 11 May 2012 14:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Fair enough.

i will show you fear in a handful of nuts (how's life), Friday, 11 May 2012 14:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

But now name me some other rappers named after specific drum machines.

i will show you fear in a handful of nuts (how's life), Friday, 11 May 2012 14:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

these guys all are (or started out) as human beatboxes, not rappers. that's why they're named after the most common drum machine of the era in which beatboxing flourished.

some dude, Friday, 11 May 2012 14:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

gr8080 started out as a beatboxer

max, Friday, 11 May 2012 14:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

But now name me some other rappers named after specific drum machines.

― i will show you fear in a handful of nuts (how's life), Friday, May 11, 2012 10:20 AM (4 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

D-Nice called himself "the TR-808" a lot, Ready Rock C was the "Human Linn Drum" etc etc

thommys got bendz (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 11 May 2012 14:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

And let us not forget Def Jam main man Russell Simmons.

fun loving and xtremely tolrant (Billy Dods), Friday, 11 May 2012 14:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

i lolled

some dude, Friday, 11 May 2012 14:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

^

crüt, Friday, 11 May 2012 14:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

D-Nice called himself "the TR-808" a lot
Tbf he did say you could just call him d nice

Bandersnatch Cumberbund (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 11 May 2012 14:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

so Pete Nice was named after a guy named after a drum machine, IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW

some dude, Friday, 11 May 2012 14:32 (2 years ago) Permalink


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