By Daniel May Adam Yauch (aka MCA), who died last week at 47, was vocally and aesthetically probably the least memorable of the Beastie Boys. He had neither the striking handsomeness and sharp delivery of Ad-Rock, nor Mike D’s overt dorkiness and nasal flow. Yet his passing marks the end of the Beastie Boys, and not just because the Beasties are impossible to imagine absent a single member. By virtue of his relative plainness, MCA made it seem as though an average-looking nominally talented Jewish dude could be seriously and legitimately down. And it was this quality that accounts for…Read More... | 4 Comments
By Itay Ben Eliezer All over the world, millions are mourning the death of Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys, who passed away on May 4th. Since that day, I have spoken with many friends and family members, who like me, grew up with MCA and the Beastie Boys. Like me, they are nurturing a broken heart. Yauch and the Beastie Boys blasted into my life at age 9 via MTV and the now-iconic “Fight for Your Right (To Party)” music video. That video prompted me, like many other kids in the United States at that time, to purchase a…Read More... | 2 Comments
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