Re: RIP Adam Yauch, AKA MCA from the Beastie Boys
Originally Posted by Joseph
They were just so instrumental in introducing a lot of us to hip hop. Sure they weren't conventional, they were slammed by both sides early on as being fake, but in the end they just loved music and it showed in all they did. Paul's Boutique, Licensed to Ill, Check your Head....there was just something about those albums and songs that was rebellious, fun, and at the same time familiar.
They were not 'street' at all. A few jewish kids shouldn't, by all rights, know a thing about hip hop music, but they melded it with rock beats and metal guitars from time to time and it felt good, it felt right, it was something new [all due respect to Run DMC/Aerosmith]. Through them I was introduced to other music. My shell was broken and I listened to a lot of other good music that I otherwise might have initially turned my nose up at.
Adam will be missed thats for sure. I hope their new album still sees the light of day, but you can't help but think this is the end of the Beasties as well.
My name is MCA I've got a license to kill.
I think you know what time it is, its time to get ill.
Nice summation. What made them unique and appealing was that as white rappers, they embraced their dorky whiteness instead of acting like cool black rappers. Their lyrics and antics were exactly what you'd expect from some Jewish boys from Manhattan.
RIP - Rap In Peace
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