Tue 8 May 2012
Mikey: The passing of The Beastie Boys’ MCA had me thinking about my childhood and some of my earliest memories of hip-hop earlier this morning. The Besties were actually one of the first rap groups that I was introduced to. Really, my neighbor Frank Delmas put me onto to the group through dubbed Maxell tapes of their earlier stuff. I remember one tape had like Brass Monkey, Girls, Fight For Your Right, Sabotage and So Whatcha Want on it. I spent that summer lying to my parents about hanging out my boys house and sneaking on the bus to Philly to skateboard at Love Park. Back then, you could really see Lil Wayne’s new BFF Stevie Williams putting it down on the marble ledges. The Beasties music was the best motivational music to be bad and throw myself down sets of stairs without fear. As I got deeper into rap, I’ll admit I found myself listening to less of the Beasties and becoming obsessed with the Wu, but my love, respect, and appreciation of their music never died. The trio will always be one of the best hip-hop groups of all time. RIP MCA.
Does anyone else remembering watching the “Sabotoge” video on Beavis & Butthead all the time?
Em also released a statement to MTV:
“Adam Yauch brought a lot of positivity into the world and I think it’s obvious to anyone how big of an influence the Beastie Boys were on me and so many others,” Em said in a statement to MTV News. “They are trailblazers and pioneers and Adam will be sorely missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, Mike D., and Ad-Rock.
Check out an unedited episode of Juan Epstein feat. MCA
Plus more on MCA’s infuence on hip-hop
all after the jump…
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