rip mca, beastie boys rapper


mca from the beastie boys has died, rest in peace
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Rest in Peace, Mr. Yauch.

The Beasties don't get nearly enough credit amongst serious music fans for their many innovations and dynamic creativity.
Far more than "Rapper", from Jazz fusion to Rock and Punk the Beastie Boys were both pioneers and true artists. Rest in peace.
Sad news, sad way to go.

I hope he and those close to him are able to find rest and comfort.
The Beasties don't get nearly enough credit amongst serious music fans for their many innovations and dynamic creativity

They were just inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame. How much more credit do you think they need?
"They were just inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame. How much more credit do you think they need?"

So were Bob Seger and Billy Joel. That's a half-notch above the Grammys.
R.I.P. MCA...Beastie boys one of my favs...very experimental group...but their albums allways seems to have style acceptable to my taste...instrumentals are out of this world...
R.I.P. MCA. He will be missed. I'm really saddened by this. I've always enjoyed the Beastie Boys music through the years. One of my favorites is MCA's bass playing on Sabotage.
The system wouldn't let me post this topic a few days ago...now I know why.

The beasties were an huge influence on my youth. Sooooooo many good times. Hard to name a favorite but it would have to be Paul's boutique. That's the album that really opened my eyes to how innovative and unique they were. I think it's also the album that separated the mainstream from the true fans. Rest in peace Adam.
Devilboy - I agree about Paul's Boutique. It took them a long time to make that record, and all of the music was produced by the Dust Brothers in LA. When that album dropped, the casual "Fight For Your Right to Party" fans didn't know what to make of it, and initial sales were disappointing. However, I remember watching a documentary several years ago that interviewed a bunch of other rap artists at the time. Their reaction was more like "Oh Sh*t." Rap music production and beats have just gone to a new level. Our old DJ spinning James Brown samples isn't going to cut it anymore. Some of them were actually panicked that they wouldn't be able to keep up with the new style. However, when Pauls' Boutique didn't sell that well, they uncrossed their fingers, exhaled, and went back to their old, simple ways. Year later, people started to realize what a gem Paul's Boutique was, and how awesome the Dust Brothers were.
Well said Mateored.
For legal reasons it is virtually impossible to make a record similar to "Paul's Boutique". You just can't sample stuff like you used to.
I just listened to Paul's Boutique this morning. What a record. I had forgotten what an awesome album it was. To Onhwy61's point the Beastie Boys were slapped with a lawsuit regarding samples used on their albums around the time MCA had passed away. What a slap in the face.
This is from the Wikipedia entry for Paul's Boutique. Check out the last sentence of this paragraph:

Miles Davis said that he never tired of listening to Paul's Boutique.[22] Later, in a VIBE interview of all three Beastie Boys, Chuck D of Public Enemy was quoted as saying that the "dirty secret" among the black hip-hop community at the time of release was that "Paul's Boutique had the best beats."[23] During the same VIBE interview, Mike D was asked about any possible hesitation he or the band might have had regarding their overt "sampling" of several minutes of well-known Beatles background tracks, including the song "The End" on "The Sounds of Science". He claimed that the Beatles filed preliminary legal papers, and that his response was "What's cooler than getting sued by the Beatles?"[24]
You've go to be kidding me.