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NameIsDave 05-07-2012 09:27 AM

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Beast In Peace MCA.

A friend of mine did a simple Tribute to MCA before his own one man show last Friday. I took this photo and thought it sort of represents all of the anonymous DJs, MCs & Bar Bands who rock parties, murder dance floors and make our Wedding Receptions bearable who on that same night were all probably dedicating their sets to Adam.

This is my small tribute.

Bernard Goetz 05-07-2012 09:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Friis gal (Post 1785315)

Damn, that was a good one. Nice.

silence7 05-07-2012 11:32 AM

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YoungRemy 05-07-2012 11:39 AM

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I absolutely love Cey's response


"Adam Yauch was my brother and a truly gifted music man who fought for the rights of others. Rise MCA..."

I thought of Yauch looking at the supermoon Saturday Night


sab0tage 05-07-2012 12:06 PM

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Originally Posted by silence7 (Post 1785388)
Alternative search engine..

Check their logo..


M|X|Y 05-07-2012 12:13 PM

Re: MCA Tributes "beastie boys perform on a boat"

M|X|Y 05-07-2012 12:29 PM

Re: MCA Tributes - randomly got this one as a google alert

benchillin 05-07-2012 12:47 PM

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Rakim on the passing of MCA of The Beastie Boys with Video Music Box's Ralph McDaniels

MrSmiley1 05-07-2012 12:52 PM

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They have a pretty cool pic of the poster that was placed at the address of Oscilloscope Productions.

The Nation: The Gritty Legacy Of Adam Yauch

by Dave Zirin

May 7, 2012

Dave Zirin is the sports editor for The Nation magazine.

"Born and bred Brooklyn U.S.A. They call me Adam Yauch but I'm M.C.A."

In the '60s they said, "don't trust anyone over 30." When it comes to remembering Adam "MCA" Yauch, who died on May 4, I don't trust anyone under 30. Adam Yauch and the Beastie Boys stood for more than just hip hop and their personal "sounds of science." They repped the soul of a city that no longer exists.

The Beasties were global ambassadors from a lost New York City since smothered under the weight of police violence and gentrification. It was a city that churned out hip hop and basketball legends with arrogant ease. It was a city where the question "what do you do" was less about your job than what you did after work. It was a city where the clubs you could get into were less important than the neighborhoods you could get into and out of. It was a city where if you could see over the counter, you were getting served. It was a city where a scuffle on 42nd and Broadway might spark and you would not even blink.

It was a city that's remembered as being "divided," and those divisions were real. Few realized it at the time that these divisions comprised two competing visions of the city's future, particularly who would live, work, and die in it's borders. Those of us on our side of the barricades might not have gotten the seismic shifts about to take place, but we were never less alienated, never closer. We ran from the police, drank and smoked on corners, and slept on each other's floors in rent-controlled apartments. (Younger readers can use Google to learn what "rent control" means.)

We stood together because the city was breaking apart and we were clutching each other on the same piece of floating earth. There were the names we all knew: Michael Stewart, Eleanor Bumpers, Yusef Hawkins. Places like Howard Beach. Bensonhurst and Crown Heights weren't neighborhoods. They were crime scenes.

This was my New York. I was the 12-year-old Jewish kid on the Upper West Side who played basketball, listened to Kurtis Blow, UTFO and Whodini and was called a "rap nerd" in my overwhelmingly white school. My teachers told my parents that my music, my awkward anger, my awful grades, were just a phase. For me, the Beasties were like a sonic liberation army playing the Battle Hymn of the Misfits.

From the first time I saw them, in the 1985 movie Krush Groove, it was clear: They were Brooklyn, but they were Jewish. They were outsiders, but they were down. If you got the Beastie Boys, it meant you could get underground hip hop, get anti-racism as more than a pose and, f- -k it, get some damn friends. They taught us that you could fit in just by being true to yourself.

As DMC, of the great RUN DMC said of the Beasties, "The thing that worked with us was it was the same feeling but different expression. Their sneakers could be dirty and muddy and they could've had them since fifth grade, and our sneakers had to be clean, but we both rocked the music, the presentation.... You know what was good about them? It wasn't an act. It wasn't white rappers trying to be black they were themselves, and we respected that. Real recognized real."

MCA, Mike D, and Ad Rock, were my gateway to Public Enemy, Rakim, BDP and of course more Beastie Boys. Paul's Boutique. Check Your Head. Ill Communication. Root Down. Hello Nasty. Always innovative, but never disconnected from their roots, even as the old neighborhoods were bring uprooted.

Over time, from adolescence to adulthood, the Beasties showed that being true to your music and politics didn't have to be a phase but could be a way of life. For me, it was never about keeping up with them politically the way I did musically. It was just noticing out of my eye's corner that we were on the same s- -t. They were against war whether launched by Clinton, Bush or Obama. They were anti-racist as a way of life. As the Beasties grew up, they recognized and publicly renounced the homophobia or sexism in their early music. Yauch rhymed famously, "I want to say a little something that's long overdue/ The disrespect to women has got to be through/ To all the mothers and sisters and the wives and friends/ I want to offer my love and respect to the end."

Over one weekend in 1998, I was protesting Clinton's bombing of the Sudan and Afghanistan. That Sunday night, there was MCA at the MTV Video Music Awards going out of his way to denounce the attacks from the stage. He spoke about anti-Arab racism in the United States and, in frighteningly prescient fashion, the dangers of what such indiscriminate bombing could eventually bring back to the States.

They stayed true to themselves but even more importantly they stayed true to ideals forged by a forgotten city. Now that New York of the 1980s is as gone as a thirty-five-cent subway ride. Manhattan is an off-shore boutique and Brooklyn is where everyone wants to be and no one can afford to move. If there was any kind of conflict in today's Times Square, it's easier to imagine Navy Seals rappelling down to break it up than any kind of scuffle. Our last hoops all-star was Ron Artest. 98.7 Kiss FM with DJ Red Alert is now as of last week, ESPN radio. The Yankees and Mets play in publicly funded palaces while the city's public schools and social services rot from neglect.

This past year, however we saw some daylight in the darkness: the Occupy Wall Street movement represented the city's first visible fight against the generational urban priorities of Mayors Rudy Giuliani and Michael Bloomberg. And there, marching with us, in between cancer treatments, was Adam "MCA" Yauch.

MCA leaves us something more valuable than memories. He leaves a compass we need to move forward. It's a compass that points to how you can grow up but still stay real. It's a compass that directs us to fight for the future of the Five Boroughs and not just revel in the past, because the old enchanted city is never coming back. It's a compass that speaks to the best parts of ourselves: to stand up, to be heard and to always never forget that there is no sleep 'till Brooklyn.

beasties#1fan 05-07-2012 12:57 PM

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Originally Posted by MrSmiley1 (Post 1785444)

They have a pretty cool pic of the poster that was placed at the address of Oscilloscope Productions.


thats really neat. who ever did that....(y)(y)

MrSmiley1 05-07-2012 01:01 PM

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Originally Posted by beasties#1fan (Post 1785450)
thats really neat. who ever did that....(y)(y)

I could not agree more. So far, one of the best "public" displays I have seen.

willis drummond 05-07-2012 01:25 PM

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austinstories 05-07-2012 01:32 PM

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midzi 05-07-2012 02:58 PM

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If you scroll down there is a slideshow of 44 different comments from twitter.


Much love to you all,


pm0ney 05-07-2012 03:08 PM

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From Grantland:

cwdoom 05-07-2012 03:24 PM

mca_rosenberg_the biz

benchillin 05-07-2012 03:29 PM

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lucky fockers

Beastie Bowl
In Honor of MCA:
Beastie Bowl
Plus a special Beastie Boys tribute AV performance by Eclectic Method!
Thu, May 10, 2012
Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
This event is 21 and over
Drink Special: $5 "Brass Monkeys" (7pm-10pm)

There will also be a very special Beastie Boys tribute AV performance by Eclectic Method.

benchillin 05-07-2012 03:31 PM

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Originally Posted by pm0ney (Post 1785524)

lol that got some laughs in it :D

cj hood 05-07-2012 07:11 PM

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Ricky's the end of clip. Wish they were still down!

tacobueno 05-07-2012 09:23 PM

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"MCA" in black and white middle offset to the right a bit. help contribute and keep it up.

silence7 05-07-2012 09:52 PM

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Anyone grabbing screenshots of these pages, or printing to pdf, etc... Stuff dissapears... It would be nice to add this to the Beastie archives one day.

MCScoobyT 05-07-2012 09:55 PM

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Originally Posted by silence7 (Post 1785176)
Uploaded this for my man MCScoobyT

This is a mixtape, not a remix tape.
The Yauch Tape: An Anthology of MCA - R.I.P.



I took the liberty of adding a few photos of Adam to the zip file that I'm sure he wished he had never posed for. We could all use a laugh right about now.

I'll find a more permanent place for it on the site in a few days.

Thank's S7! Hope it can uplift those that listen to feel a bit better... I know it made me feel better just by making it...

YoungRemy 05-08-2012 12:28 AM

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The @Dodgers take the field tonight with @beastieboys "No Sleep 'Til Brooklyn" blaring over the PA. #RIPMCA
a great way to connect the Dodgers back to their Brooklyn roots and to MCA

silence7 05-08-2012 01:29 AM

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iotacons says goodbye to MCA

elnivan 05-08-2012 04:45 AM

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Last Saturday a club in Budapest only played Beastie Boys hits during the whole evening, it was wonderful.

sab0tage 05-08-2012 05:18 AM

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Zane Lowe from 7pm on BBC Radio 1 tonight. Tribute to MCA with Beasties materi from the R1 archive

tpk 05-08-2012 05:23 AM

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really cool to have the major currently active sport leagues/promotions having tributes

nba - knicks game 4 at MSG
mlb - dodgers, mets
ufc - ufc on fox

Frenchbgirl 05-08-2012 05:40 AM

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"100 artists remember MCA":

WesleyOHSnaps! 05-08-2012 08:18 AM

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The Daily Show shared a moment during the moment of zen last night.

llasaApso 05-08-2012 08:40 AM

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I'm new and just want to pay my respects to MCA. I have loved the Beastie Boys since they first came out in the mid 80's over here in Ireland. I am the same age as MCA and just cannot believe he is gone. Back in the 80's we had no internet of course and hardly ever saw them on tv. So we heard them played on the radio and bought the records. Their music was (and still is) so uplifting.
This past weekend i have been looking at dozens of videos on youtube, videos we never had the opportunity to watch back then. And mourning the loss of lovely, lovely Adam Yauch. (Gawd, why can't we find a cure for this scourge that is cancer?!!)

Anyway, I found this lovely tribute by a dj here in Ireland, telling about the day he spent with the boys back in 95. Thought you guys might enjoy reading it.

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