Remembering MCA today. 

15/05/12 ◔ 25


This is being linked a lot and for good reason. Coldplay covering The Beastie Boys last night. Try not to mist up.

Probably the best thing Coldplay’s done in years.

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I think there are a lot of misconceptions in society in general about what actually brings happiness, we’re caught up in all these ideas that having a lot of money or having somebody beautiful to have sex with or having some cool objects, having a cool car, cool stereo or whatever is gonna make us happy. And those things actually don’t bring us happiness. I’ve learned a tremendous amount about how compassion or altruism actually brings a person happiness and I think that’s a lot of what’s trying to be put forward through the concerts and it seems like the optimum way to put those ideas forward is through helping the Tibetans gain their freedom because those values are so inherent within Tibetan culture.

Adam Yauch (1964-2012), MCA of the Beastie Boys, from the Frontline report “Dreams of Tibet”

Yauch, best known by his rap moniker MCA of the Beastie Boys and his activism for Tibetan freedom, died yesterday from a three-year battle with cancer. Jaweed Kaleem offers a fine round-up for The Huffington Post on how Buddhist spirituality permeated his life and music, noting that he was “born in Brooklyn, New York to a Catholic father and a Jewish mother, [and] had practiced Buddhism since 1994.”

In the photo to the right, Yauch speaks at a press conference on June 13, 1998 prior to the Tibet Freedom concert at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC.

(Photo by Stephen Jaffe/AFP/Getty Images)

~Trent Gilliss, senior editor

(via beingblog)

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RIP MCA aka Nathanial Hörnblowér.

Favorite Beastie Boys video is a tie between Sabatoge & Body Movin and all of them!


04/05/12 ◔ 296
  • ARTIST: Beastie Boys
  • SONG: Sure Shot
  • ALBUM: Ill Communication
  • 829 plays
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“I want to say a little something that’s long overdue

The disrespect to women has got to be through

To the all mothers and the sisters and the wives and friends

I want to offer my love and respect to the end”

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Let’s not forget about the time that Adam Yauch pulled the original “Kanye” at the VMAs (start watching around 2:30).

RIP the man who “had all the ideas for Star Wars.”

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