By Rock Mayock 11:00 p.m. | The breaking news has been coming fast and furious this week and unfortunately none of it has been good. Today we lost a pioneer of the 80’s rap scene with the untimely passing of Beastie Boys co-founder Adam “MCA” Yauch, he was only 47.
In 2009 MCA was diagnosed with parotid gland (saliva gland) cancer. He battled the disease for nearly three years undergoing a combination of surgical, radiation and chemo therapy. Parotid cancer typically has a 50%-70% rate of survival 10 years after diagnosis however it is unknown what stage MCA’s cancer had metastasized to prior to his diagnosis. Regardless of the estimated survival rates we have lost a talented musician, director, social activist, and philanthropist. Instead of dwelling upon all of the things that could have been the FOOTBALLPHDS will pay homage with our favorite Beastie Boy tracks.
Paul’s Boutique was clearly the best effort from the Beastie Boys. For all of the amateur DJ’s out there use this album as your guide for learning about 1s and 2s. Bass, snare, base, snare. You’ll get it.
Another great track from Paul’s Boutique. All we have to say is “My man MCA has a beard like a billy goat.”
A completely under rated and under played track. You know you want this for your iTunes account.
Fight For Your Right was for punks. This is the OG house party Beastie Boys track.
One of the best videos ever and one word sums up its awesomeness: Cochese