RIP Adam Yauch/MCA of the Beastie Boys

Message Bookmarked
Bookmark Removed

:-(

Ned Raggett, Friday, 4 May 2012 17:09 (ten years ago) link

Gutted.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 4 May 2012 17:09 (ten years ago) link

Fucking hell and salute and RIP

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Friday, 4 May 2012 17:09 (ten years ago) link

This stings, a lot. Was just rocking Check Your Head yesterday for the first time in a long time. RIP

Silky Slim (dan m), Friday, 4 May 2012 17:10 (ten years ago) link

Really sad.

one dis leads to another (ian), Friday, 4 May 2012 17:10 (ten years ago) link

Oh shit, wow. RIP.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 4 May 2012 17:11 (ten years ago) link

film/video work underrated imho

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 4 May 2012 17:11 (ten years ago) link

wow, unexpected. oddly i just put paul's boutique on my phone this morning after not hearing it for a couple of years.

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 4 May 2012 17:11 (ten years ago) link

! Aw. RIP

instant coffee happening between us (a passing spacecadet), Friday, 4 May 2012 17:12 (ten years ago) link

He did so many great things. Oscilloscope is a great little indie film label. RIP.

Fas Ro Duh (Gukbe), Friday, 4 May 2012 17:12 (ten years ago) link

fuck cancer for reals

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rDklqPG5pU

llurk, Friday, 4 May 2012 17:12 (ten years ago) link

fucking cancer, man

frogbs in the trap (J0rdan S.), Friday, 4 May 2012 17:12 (ten years ago) link

WOW.

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Friday, 4 May 2012 17:12 (ten years ago) link

I had no idea he was still sick.

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Friday, 4 May 2012 17:12 (ten years ago) link

rest in peace

jesus

this feels so strange

l0u1s j0rdan (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 4 May 2012 17:13 (ten years ago) link

R.I.P.

how's life, Friday, 4 May 2012 17:13 (ten years ago) link

I just saw this on Twitter. Holy fucking shit. Dude was only five years older than I am. :(

i love the large auns pictures! (Phil D.), Friday, 4 May 2012 17:13 (ten years ago) link

fucking cancer

stet, Friday, 4 May 2012 17:13 (ten years ago) link

good work Adam RIP

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Friday, 4 May 2012 17:14 (ten years ago) link

Very, very sad about this.

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Friday, 4 May 2012 17:14 (ten years ago) link

This is horrible, fuck this

HO WBEAUTIFUL IS THE GENTLYFALLINGBLOOD? (Le Bateau Ivre), Friday, 4 May 2012 17:14 (ten years ago) link

RIP -- hitting home, really. Makes me feel old, makes me miss being in HS. Ugh.

Dominique, Friday, 4 May 2012 17:15 (ten years ago) link

terrible news. RIP :/

crüt, Friday, 4 May 2012 17:15 (ten years ago) link

way too young

call all destroyer, Friday, 4 May 2012 17:15 (ten years ago) link

so weird

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Friday, 4 May 2012 17:15 (ten years ago) link

yeah it's rare that celebrity death reminds me of my own mortality but holy fuck, MCA?

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Friday, 4 May 2012 17:16 (ten years ago) link

^^ this. fuck.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 4 May 2012 17:16 (ten years ago) link

Horrible, horrible, horrible

btw didn't i braek ur heart (NickB), Friday, 4 May 2012 17:16 (ten years ago) link

well, this blows. RIP

madame boo berry (donna rouge), Friday, 4 May 2012 17:16 (ten years ago) link

directed by MCA:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0Y87LNw26U

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 4 May 2012 17:17 (ten years ago) link

damn this sucks. he always seemed like the best rapper/coolest dude in the group.

40oz of tears (Jordan), Friday, 4 May 2012 17:18 (ten years ago) link

:(

dayo, Friday, 4 May 2012 17:18 (ten years ago) link

i have not heard uh, anything since hello nasty i think but the beasties were staple listening pretty much everywhere in high school and are thus hardwired somewhere in the fog of adolescent nostalgia. RIP :(

one dis leads to another (ian), Friday, 4 May 2012 17:18 (ten years ago) link

fucking gutted by this for real, just...love this guy

rip dude, you were the coolest

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 4 May 2012 17:18 (ten years ago) link

wife is in tears, feeling v bummed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oB0NM6reiRE

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Friday, 4 May 2012 17:19 (ten years ago) link

WTF horrible horrible. It was supposed to be such a minor 'whew good thing we caught this in time' tumor at the time. How can we fucking kill cancer?

bit.ly sno cone maker (Jon Lewis), Friday, 4 May 2012 17:19 (ten years ago) link

it was like three years from this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7CH3M7cECI

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Friday, 4 May 2012 17:20 (ten years ago) link

RIP

'scuse me, while I Rim the Sky... (snoball), Friday, 4 May 2012 17:20 (ten years ago) link

rip

lag∞n, Friday, 4 May 2012 17:21 (ten years ago) link

oh man, looking at recent pictures is just the saddest fucking thing
love to this guy and his fam

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Friday, 4 May 2012 17:21 (ten years ago) link

Ooh, fuckin' hell, did not expect that. Licence to Ill is going on right away.

Chewshabadoo, Friday, 4 May 2012 17:22 (ten years ago) link

i had no idea he was even sick. really surprised and saddened. rip

I am so bummed!!!

wolf kabob (ENBB), Friday, 4 May 2012 17:23 (ten years ago) link

urgh. really thought he had beat cancer? RIP.

tylerw, Friday, 4 May 2012 17:24 (ten years ago) link

really want to cry a lot about this tbh

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 4 May 2012 17:24 (ten years ago) link

I actually just called a friend who is probably the biggest B Boys fan I know and left her a message saying I'm thinking of her which sounds so weird and lame but I know she's going to be devastated.

So so sad.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Friday, 4 May 2012 17:24 (ten years ago) link

I missed the story from last month that he wouldn't be able to attend the RRHOF induction, which I guess would've at least been a strong indicator that something like this was around the corner. As it is, though, I feel like I've been slapped with a flounder.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 4 May 2012 17:26 (ten years ago) link

gotta road trip this afternoon -- think it's gonna be 3 hours of Beasties now

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 4 May 2012 17:27 (ten years ago) link

good morning.

i wanna give thanks to Mike Kearny for putting together MCA DAY yesterday.

i feel like a bunch of us been walking around lonely bumping into walls.

you got us together, outside and in the sunshine. thank you.

-adam

Three Word Username, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 18:52 (nine years ago) link

aww

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 20:08 (nine years ago) link

The bit about Gratitude made me well up.

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 20:15 (nine years ago) link

Love those interviews - there's one with Mike D too. Great that they pay homage to him (prompted by Fricke) by telling these little specific stories about tracks. It's easy to slip into the broad sweep when you're summing up a life but reading about something geeky, like how he made the beat for Paul Revere is so much more powerful to me.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/mike-diamond-on-the-beastie-boys-last-recordings-with-adam-yauch-20120523

Get wolves (DL), Thursday, 24 May 2012 15:11 (nine years ago) link

Yeah, it's a really nice, personal way of doing it.

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Thursday, 24 May 2012 15:19 (nine years ago) link

Westwood posted this home video from the Raising Hell tour in London, and it is INCREDIBLE: Drunk Beasties, LL Cool J swapping the mic on Slow & Low, MCA stagediving straight onto the floor, Lyor Cohen diving after him to smack anyone who touches him, Russell Simmons rapping along with his head uncovered, LL AND LYOR DOING THE WHOP TOGETHER:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xyrizURRt3o

┗|∵|┓ (sic), Tuesday, 29 May 2012 01:49 (nine years ago) link

Elroy was straight up thuggin' in that vid.

The Reverend, Tuesday, 29 May 2012 03:02 (nine years ago) link

one month passes...

saw this billboard up in hollywood last week

http://i.imgur.com/ehV7A.jpg

buzza, Wednesday, 4 July 2012 05:52 (nine years ago) link

one month passes...

Won't be rocking the ads.

Naive Teen Idol, Saturday, 11 August 2012 17:08 (nine years ago) link

ha

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Saturday, 11 August 2012 19:04 (nine years ago) link

eight months pass...

rechristened today

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/bp/ad-rock.jpg

mizzell, Friday, 3 May 2013 17:31 (nine years ago) link

aw <3

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 3 May 2013 17:55 (nine years ago) link

they gave him a park in Canada?

no Canada has been renamed Adam Yauch Park

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 3 May 2013 17:56 (nine years ago) link

Got more hits than Stompin' Tom Connors

Ned Raggett, Friday, 3 May 2013 18:01 (nine years ago) link

I dropped my draws she said welcome back bacon

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 3 May 2013 18:03 (nine years ago) link

*drawers

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 3 May 2013 18:03 (nine years ago) link

Logo of NYC Parks. Did you know that NYC park employees all have "Park Names," Shakey?

Blue Yodel No. 9 Dream (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 3 May 2013 18:09 (nine years ago) link

I guess they probably do on that TV show as well.

Blue Yodel No. 9 Dream (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 3 May 2013 18:11 (nine years ago) link

i thought park names were just a thing under commissioner Stern

mizzell, Friday, 3 May 2013 18:14 (nine years ago) link

Probably right

Blue Yodel No. 9 Dream (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 3 May 2013 18:16 (nine years ago) link

two years pass...

Peace, Yauch.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 4 May 2015 14:56 (seven years ago) link

two years pass...

Hello from Russia! R.I.P. MCA
It was a huge loss for the whole history of hip-hop music, fans, friends and family ...
5 years have passed, but we will remember you forever!

supashipa, Thursday, 4 May 2017 16:53 (five years ago) link

revive of the year

gnaw on my meat oreo (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 4 May 2017 16:56 (five years ago) link

five years!

this still bums me out.

nomar, Thursday, 4 May 2017 16:56 (five years ago) link

yeah, same :(

gnaw on my meat oreo (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 4 May 2017 16:57 (five years ago) link

yeah

Οὖτις, Thursday, 4 May 2017 16:58 (five years ago) link

i remember the day and heard so many people blasting beastie boys out of their cars/houses throughout

global tetrahedron, Thursday, 4 May 2017 17:01 (five years ago) link

;_;

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 4 May 2017 18:11 (five years ago) link

Yup

Impartial Father (stevie), Thursday, 4 May 2017 18:34 (five years ago) link

two years pass...

7 years.

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 4 May 2019 04:22 (three years ago) link

fuck

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 4 May 2019 04:33 (three years ago) link

three years pass...

Today we remember Adam Yauch of the legendary Beastie Boys who passed away 10 years ago today. His childhood park in Brooklyn Heights is named in his honor. Visit it at State Street and Columbia Place. pic.twitter.com/yiHrn3zQNR

— NYC Parks (@NYCParks) May 4, 2022

mookieproof, Wednesday, 4 May 2022 16:33 (two weeks ago) link

The No Dogs in Space podcast deep dive into the Beasties is very good, particularly good at illustrating how they happened to be in just the right spot to leverage the tenuous connections between the 80s punk and hiphop scenes. They don't emphasize it, but it really struck me as ironic that their dj gear was funded by a settlement with British Airways after a advert used a Yauch bassline without authorization, then six years later, Paul's Boutique.

bendy, Thursday, 5 May 2022 15:17 (two weeks ago) link

Yeah, it's pretty bonkers that they happened to see that ad and were able to get some money out of it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R374eE_b2NY

peace, man, Thursday, 5 May 2022 15:29 (two weeks ago) link

Wow, that's pretty insane and incredibly fortuitous.

birdistheword, Thursday, 5 May 2022 15:58 (two weeks ago) link

also kind of bonkers that British Airlines had a copy of a Beastie Boys demo track

Muad'Doob (Moodles), Thursday, 5 May 2022 15:59 (two weeks ago) link

IIRC they had released it on a 12-inch at that point. Going from memory, I think "Beastie Revolution" was the B-side of "Cookie Puss".

JRN, Thursday, 5 May 2022 16:00 (two weeks ago) link

still pretty obscure!

Muad'Doob (Moodles), Thursday, 5 May 2022 16:01 (two weeks ago) link

Yes, totally! That story blew my mind when I read it in the Beastie Boys' book

JRN, Thursday, 5 May 2022 16:02 (two weeks ago) link

Here's the guy who did it, telling his side of the story (Beastie Boys talk starts at 1:07)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucrj3BP6vfY

peace, man, Thursday, 5 May 2022 16:08 (two weeks ago) link

^great find!

I might be conflating this with another story from the book, but I believe Adrock says that he took some of that money to a shop intending to buy a guitar, changed his mind on the spot, and walked out with a Roland TR-808 drum machine instead. And that ended up being the drum machine he used to program the beat for "I Need a Beat" by LL Cool J, the first release on Def Jam.

JRN, Thursday, 5 May 2022 16:14 (two weeks ago) link

Nice! Thanks peace, man, that was an amazing find. I don't want to bestow too much credit, but given the chain of events that was set off by that settlement money, that ad man really did the world a solid.

birdistheword, Thursday, 5 May 2022 16:37 (two weeks ago) link

“that ad man”!

Yul Brynner film festival on Channel 48... (sic), Thursday, 5 May 2022 17:29 (two weeks ago) link

Agh, I just saw the 1:07 part and assumed he was an ad guy based on him talking about creating a commercial.

birdistheword, Thursday, 5 May 2022 17:38 (two weeks ago) link

not too hard to believe that Beastie Revolution was this guy’s favourite record for a couple of months tbh

Yul Brynner film festival on Channel 48... (sic), Thursday, 5 May 2022 17:42 (two weeks ago) link

That's the Haysi Fantayzee guy? I'm shattered to see that he didn't wear that hat-thing for the rest of his life.

bendy, Thursday, 5 May 2022 17:51 (two weeks ago) link

xp: ok, I had read the words Haysi Fantayzee before but never looked them up. I don't know what to think after watching that. I think I might have a fever.

peace, man, Thursday, 5 May 2022 18:44 (two weeks ago) link

I ended up listening to a bunch of other clips from that interview. I had never heard of Haysi Fantayzee before. He tells some good stories. Super likable guy.

beard papa, Friday, 6 May 2022 17:28 (two weeks ago) link


You must be logged in to post. Please either login here, or if you are not registered, you may register here.