via animalnewyork “Adam Yauch, founding and gruffest-voiced member of the Beastie Boys is dead at 47. Yauch had being going through cancer treatment since 2009 after being diagnosed with a tumor in his salivary gland and did not attend the Beastie Boys’ induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April, and yet, the news is blind-siding. Aside from his iconic influence on hip hop, Yauch had also co-organized the Tibetan Freedom Concerts in the ’90s and in 2002, launched one of the last and best independent film production/distribution companies, Oscilloscope Laboratories.”
[For me] this is THE quintessential Beastie track because it was the one I feel in love to. They’d been out for a serious minute but it wasn’t until 1995 - the year that made me musically - that I sat up & paid serious attention. Watching Beavis & Butthead on vintage-style MTV, this dropped and blew the ceiling and my inferior mind (& to think I still have the VHS.) You know it’s love when you remember where you were the first time you heard it…
Much love to you Beastie Boys (those here & gone).
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