first tape i ever bought was Ill Communication
so sad the world lost a true talent today
I saw them at Coney Island High years ago in a secret show. $5 to see a few hardcore bands and all of a sudden, Beastie Boys got on stage and played everything from the album "Same Old Bull****."
Egg Raid on Mojo! One of the best shows I have been to.
I am convinced that any kid who did not grow up listening to the Beastie Boys, had a crappy childhood.
I remember I was in 5th or 6th grade when "fight for you right" came out. I was into stuff like Def Leppard and Poison.
Fight for you right to party changed everything for me. Next thing I knew it was golden era hip hop..
Normally I'm that guy who doesn't get when people are all upset when someone famous dies and the news takes it over.. And I still don't think just because someone is famous they should get special attention alive or dead and that includes this time (I know the fact they are famous contradicts that..)..
Still though I'm sitting here seriously bummed ever since my GF texted to tell me he died.
Beastie Boys were the soundtrack my HS and college years, the group of friends I still talk to from then is partially connected through them. Hell we were singing their songs at the bachelor party and wedding for one of them just a few months back.
Seen them in concert more then any other group, only Physical CD I've bought in the last probably 5 years was their latest one hell I pre ordered it!! I even have CDs of their old punk stuff..
Now I'm upset it rained this morning and I drove my JSW not the jeep.. the drive home calls for blasting some beastie boys and driving shenanigans that right now only the jeep can get out of me.. The kid who got us all into beastie boys (grew up in brooklyn in the 80s) mom had a beat up dodge 600 convertible which was our vehicle of choice for nights we were out goofing off even though we all had our own cars.
Roses are red, the sky is blue
I got my barrel at your neck so what the phuck you gonna' do
It's just two wheels and me the wind in my eyes
The engine is the music and my nine's by my side
Cause you know Y-A-U-C-H
I'm takin' all M.C.'s out in the place
Takin' life as it comes, no fool am I
I'm goin' off, gettin' paid and I don't ask why
Playin' beats on my box, makin' music for the many
Know alota def girls that'll do anything
A lot of parents like to think I'm a villain
I'm just chillin' like Bob Dylan
Yea I smoke cheeba it helps me with my brain
I might be a little dusted but I'm not insane
People come up to me and they try to talk **** man
I was making records when you were sucking on your mother's dick
"Yeah, I pissed myself, but that's only because I only had 20 minutes for recess." Duane Peters
''we stepped into the wind, he had a gun, i had a grin. you think the story's over, but it's ready to begin''
these dudes were the soundtrack for so much of my life. got license to ill in 4th grade '86 and have every album since.
Looks like he finally made it to Brooklyn... RIP
With having two older brothers (40 and 35) and me being 30, I grew up listening to them while watching my bro's mess around on their Haro's... I will always remember ****ing around in middle school band practice, pushing the dork who played xylophone out of the way and then proceeding to play "Girls"...
Current: 2005 Subaru Legacy GT Wagon Limited 5MT
Past: 2004 BMW 330i ZHP - 2002.5 VW Passat GLX Wagon - 2007 BMW 335i Coupe 6MT - 1991 BMW 325ix Coupe - 2003 VW Jetta 1.8t
Going to go play some "Paul's Boutique".
Thanks for all the cool music, MCA
"The very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common. Instead of altering their views to fit the facts, they alter the facts to fit their views...which can be very uncomfortable if you happen to be one of the facts that needs altering."
- Doctor Who (Fourth Doctor) "Face of Evil"
Wow. Page three and no pictures of Emminem saying MCA under them yet. Really says something about the respect the B-boys get. I'm not a huge rap or hip hop fan, but Paul's Boutique is in my top 5 of all time. I can flow with any of their albums up to 5 bouroughs. Their lyrics in the early days weren't preachy, just fun and they were more clever than anyone else before or after them. Among the true pioneers of when hip hop was worth something. That whole Krush Groove era of rap was a very important time in music for me. I lost intrest in their new material when they started to get all politically preachy, but still play their old albums weekly. MCA in the early days always reminded me of Booger from Revenge of the Nerds, all about the party. This is the saddest day in music since Kurt Cobain died. **** MJ, **** Tupac, **** Biggie, MCA was a true entertainer and a stand up individual even if I didn't agree with his hippy politics.
I'll miss you, MCA. I can feel what you're feelin and it's a musical masterpiece.