Saturday, May 5, 2012

His Name Was MCA, He Had a License to Ill...R.I.P

Adam "MCA" Yauch, August 4, 1964-May 4, 2012
I was thrown for a loop yesterday when I heard the news that one of the Beastie Boys died. I like any other B-Boy fan,  immediately said to myself, "Oh my gawd, Mike D! He has AIDS",  knowing that was always a bullshit rumor, I went nuts trying to find out what the fuck happened and which of my Boys passed on.  It was MCA, and even though I heard about the cancer stuff he dealt with in the past years, and knowing that he had to be sick when he didn't make it to the B-Boys induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,  I still wasn't prepared to hear he was gone.   The Beastie Boys were, still and will always be a huge part of my love for music, they were fucking dope, and they were fucking ILL....and they still are, but MCA, is gone. Three bad brothers you know so well, are now two...Damn.

I can go into a rant about what MCA, Ad Rock, and Mike D did for Rap and Hip Hop, or how they crossed color barriers and made white, Hardcord kids from Brooklyn  look cool...but that has been said before by many and if you don't know what they contributed to music history, go listen to "License to Ill", "Pauls Boutique",  "Check your Head" and "Ill Communication"....

Adam "MCA" Yauch, died at age 47, yesterday in NYC, after a three year battle with cancer that started in his salivary gland. He's survived by his wife, daughter and his parents.  His Holiness the Dali Lama, along with many other people who worked with Yauch have said how much good he did, and how much he truly cared for others. I will remember seeing him on stage at Madison Square Garden, at 17, for the first time, being so amazed, happy and high off the beats, rhymes and music he gave to us.  What a loss.  I'm sure this passing of such an awesome talent won't be shoved down our throats like Whitney Houstons death from a crack binge, or any of the other lame celebrity deaths, where we get to be assaulted by the "tributes" and constant reminders of those "artists" public asshattery recapping their lives thrown away by addiction. So it's only right that an artist like MCA, who truly did right in life to be remembered in a different fashion for how he lived, the things he gave and how he was always on point. Respectfully.  He's gonna rock the mic in the next life....

“I wanna say a little something that’s long overdue/ The disrespect to women has got to be through/ To all the mothers and the sisters and the wives and friends/ I want to offer my love and respect to the end.”- verse from 1994 Sure Shot, off Ill Communication....


  1. I got all the time that I need to kill. What's the time? It's time to get ill.
    RIP MCA....I wish you hadn't got the cancer kind of ill. Now who the fuck's gonna fight for our right to party?

  2. PeterTheMillimeterMay 6, 2012 at 12:19 PM

    Boo Hoo.

  3. It's been a couple days since I heard this and I'm still upset. This is bullshit why couldn't it have been a different no talent ass clown. I can think of 10 others off the top of my head that it should have been. Not that I want anyone to die, but he cared for others and the world, unlike celebrities today. RIP nathanael hornblower

    1. Why couldn't it have been Bieber?!?! WHY?!?!?