I was saddened by the news yesterday that MCA (Adam Yauch) of the Beastie Boys had passed away due to cancer.
I thumped many a beat to Licensed to Ill back in the mid '80s (yes, that was on a boom box). The Beasties and basketball go hand-in-hand in my memories of bygone days of youth.
The Beasties broke the hip hop mold and brought it more into mainstream white America. Those dudes from Brooklyn sure could rock.
Despite starting out of the gate with a monster smash record, the Boys hung together and stayed relevant for a really long time. Nice work guys and thanks for all the catchy tunes.
Fight For Your Right (To Party)
So What'ha Want
Ch-Check It Out