Like everyone else, celebrities pass. But it’s very rarely that when a celebrity passes that I actually feel a sense of loss (I’m still missing you Amy Winehouse). Today, I feel that loss. Adam Yauch “MCA” and co-founder of the Beastie Boys passed away today at the age of 47 after struggling with cancer.
I literally grew up listening to the Beastie Boys. From middle school through law school, the Beastie Boys were part of my personal soundtrack. From party anthems, to rage, to mellow instrumentals, the Beastie Boys got me through every mood and countless personal experiences. They are a voice of my generation and whether they were partying or fighting for human rights, I felt aligned with them. One of my college highlights was seeing the Beastie Boys perform in Philadelphia.
I could go on about the Beastie Boys’ muscial accomplishments, and Adam Yauch’s tireless human rights work for the people of Tibet, and the fact that the Beastie Boys are only the third hip-hop group to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I could go on about all that. But I won’t. Instead, I’m just going to say that MCA will be greatly missed. A part of my personal soundtrack has stopped making music today and I’m sad. I’ll leave you a handful of my favorites which will forever play in my heart…
- The Music Link List – 04.13.2011
- SF 2/28: GOODIE MOB Reunion Tour
- Cold Deliverin’ Pain: OBEY x Public Enemy
- M.I.S.S. Playlists: Soundtrack to a Soul so Sweet
- Fashion Meets Music: Run DMC