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Adam Yauch from the Beastie Boys Dead
Melbourne, Victoria
3496 posts
Adam Yauch, one-third of the pioneering hip-hop group the Beastie Boys, has died at the age of 47, Rolling Stone has learned. Yauch, also known as MCA, had been in treatment for cancer since 2009. The rapper was diagnosed in 2009 after discovering a tumor in his salivary gland.


09:05am 05/05/12 Permalink
09:05am 05/05/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
33706 posts
very sad.

these guys have been rap pioneers for nearly over 20 years
09:21am 05/05/12 Permalink
Perth, Western Australia
872 posts
My dad went to the US in '86 and bought me and my brother Licensed to Ill. My first album, I was 5.

Saw them live once at good vibes.

09:40am 05/05/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
9565 posts
holy s***!
09:43am 05/05/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
8494 posts

I've been listening to the Beastie Boys since 1987 and would rate have to rate them as my number one group.

I saw them live a few times. The most memorable was in 1992 at some crappy joint under Queen Street Mall, awesome concert though as it was so small and intimate (plus I was 17 and was over 18's gig - the bouncers announced if you're not over 18 you're not getting in, I got to the door and they didn't even ask to see my fake ID - score!!)

A part of my music history has died :(

RIP Adam Yauch.
10:07am 05/05/12 Permalink
Gold Coast, Queensland
1967 posts
10:20am 05/05/12 Permalink
55 posts
10:21am 05/05/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
3026 posts
bugger big beastie boys fan :/
11:52am 05/05/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
2052 posts

Stunned to hear the news this morning. The Beastie Boys had a huge influence on me; I grew up with them from Licensed to Ill onwards. Every album is different from the last and they just didn't do a bad one in my opinion, but for me Paul's Boutique is as good as music gets.

Saw them at Metropolis with mission back in 92 and at Livid in 94 and I am sure there was at least one other time that escapes my memory at this point in time. BDO maybe?

I've never really felt personally affected by an famous musician's/actor's/artist's death before - obviously any untimely death is sad, but it's not like you personally know them - but Adam Yauch's passing has made me feel a bit like I've lost someone I know.

Adam Yauch was a phenomenal creative artist - director, musician and lyricist, as well as a humantarian and an all round decent human being. The Beastie Boys paved the way for diversity in hip hop, took sampling and live instruments to place hip hop culture had never been and were always ahead of the game. They should be truly considered pioneers and their legacy will live on.

The world is a bit colder without MCA, and a lot less funky. :(

12:09pm 05/05/12 Permalink
Melbourne, Victoria
13146 posts
Yeah, no good at all. Beastie Boys have been one of those unique groups just pushing what they love.

My fave:

12:27pm 05/05/12 Permalink
Melbourne, Victoria
3497 posts
I sent an email off to nbc this morning requesting they repost the interview Jimmy Fallon did with the Beastie Boys a few years ago, at the end of the interview Jimmy asked them to do a song which they were hesitant to do at first but The Roots (the house band) started playing the music for Whatya Want so they got up and performed it. So awesome and coincidentally my favorite song of there's. Here hoping NBC put it up.

12:40pm 05/05/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
744 posts
Long time listener, I own original Beasties vinyls. Sad to See.

A personal fav
02:00pm 05/05/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
2053 posts
Mixmaster Mike is nuts on that scratch pattern in 3 MCs and 1 DJ.

What vinyl you got Cemax?

On wax in my collection:

Paul's Boutique
Paul's Boutique Double album 8 gatefold
Ill Communication
Alive - Japanese 10"
Love American Style EP
Licensed to Ill
She's Crafty/No Sleep till Brooklyn 7" (unfortunately the record got a bit chunk chipped out of it but I can't bring myself to throw it out)
Plus a couple of bootleg acapella/instra records

Wish I had bought that Hot Sauce Committee dealy with the vinyl etc.
03:03pm 05/05/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
3712 posts
Here hoping NBC put it up.


03:30pm 05/05/12 Permalink
no you hang up
Brisbane, Queensland
2051 posts
Jimmy asked them to do a song which they were hesitant to do at first but The Roots (the house band) started playing the music for Whatya Want so they got up and performed it.

so staged but yeah. awesome performance by all concerned
03:52pm 05/05/12 Permalink
Melbourne, Victoria
3498 posts

Oh awesome, thanks. I always tried searching with Fallon / Beastie Boys in the search field because i was looking for the whole interview plus the song, perhaps thats why it didn't come up... but the song was mainly what I was after anyway.
03:59pm 05/05/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
33708 posts
mixmaster mike played the sickest set in recorded history on the j's a few years back

have always searched for it, never been able to find it :(

decks technician
10:47am 06/05/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
747 posts
I got the first three and a stack of random singles - Have not been through them in a long time. I have a great deal of early DefJam stuff.
11:35am 06/05/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
2055 posts
If you have OG 7"'s or 12"'s released on Def Jam and ever want to sell em let me know.

In fact if you have any vinyl you want to offload let me know :)

And yer Mixmaster Mike is a freak. mission and I saw him do a DJ set at The Zoo years ago (from memory it was a side show from BDO or similar) and it was like nothing I had ever seen. We were literally standing there with our jaws dropped for most of the set. He was a machine, cuts and breaks were flying in every direction and the precision and energy was unmatched by any DJ I seen before of since.

Check out the Scratch doco for more info on MMM and hip hop DJing in general if you're interested.
12:37pm 06/05/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
6600 posts
The world is a bit colder without MCA, and a lot less funky. :(


was already depresso to be heading home from the states and then heard this news. RIP MCA
12:44pm 06/05/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
748 posts
There is a few milk crates there, I could never sell any. I know there is some old school s***, a lot of singles on 12" too and all original releases, for instance Rapper's Delight goes for 15 minutes :P
01:02pm 06/05/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
9638 posts
for instance Rapper's Delight goes for 15 minutes :P

02:50pm 06/05/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
749 posts

Sounds better on vinyl :P
04:58am 07/05/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
750 posts

This vinyl changed me
07:39am 07/05/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
6500 posts
Was at Groovin the Moo yesterday and Public Enemy did a tribute to Adam. Was wicked. But then they took forever on stage and thus I was bored of them.
09:15am 07/05/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
16684 posts
the nbc video is pretty f*****g cool
10:39am 07/05/12 Permalink
Melbourne, Victoria
3500 posts
Yeah, though you can tell even there that Adam isn't in anywhere near as good health as the other two, very different performance to say what they did at the MTV VMA's in 98 when they performed a mixture of 3 MC's and 1 DJ & Intergalactic.

11:04am 07/05/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
6010 posts
I've been away all weekend and just saw this, I had no idea he was sick especially after just releasing a kickarse album, good to go out on a high I guess.

I haven't really listened to any of their stuff pre Hello Nasty which was my introduction to them, although I wasn't super into Hello Nasty I really loved To the 5 Boroughs and Hot Sauce Committee
01:17pm 07/05/12 Permalink
Melbourne, Victoria
3508 posts
For anyone interested, looks like they're playing all of the Beastie Boys stuff on Rage tonight. A scattering of songs between midnight and 2am, then a solid block between 2 and 4.30am. Reckon i need to reinstall my tv tuner card again tonight and schedule a cap.
02:58pm 11/05/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
2059 posts
I haven't really listened to any of their stuff pre Hello Nasty which was my introduction to them

Hey Wet do me a favour and check out Paul's Boutique, I mean give it a good listen, cos it's just eyepoppingly good.

Also tspec, thanks for the heads up on Rage, will check it out if I am in the vicinity of a TV.

edit: for those that are interested there's two really good books on the Beasties: Skills to Pay the Bills by Alan Light ISBN: 9780609604786 and Paul's Boutique by Dan LeRoy ISBN: 9780826417411 (part of the 33 1/3 series published by Continuum which if you're a music fan is a great series - each book focusses on a particular album, I have DJ Shadow - Endtroducing and James Brown - Live at the Apollo as well as the Paul's Boutique one).

last edited by IncrEdible_vEgetable at 15:11:12 11/May/12
03:06pm 11/05/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
6012 posts
listening to it now, is that an eagles song sampled on high plains drifter?
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