This is by far one of the best pieces written on the passing of MCA. Thank you Questlove.
MCA (What Does It Mean?) – Questlove and Respect To The End by questlove
i know the Boys are going down in history as “first white act this” and “video pioneers that” and blah blah blah….
but id like to acknowledge that they are truly rocks most realized group. (not hip hop but all music really)
you really don’t see many audiences willing to go where their leaders take them once said audience gets comfortable with a position—i mean even the beatles imploded 5 years post spiritual enlightenment. i mean did we really expect the most thoughtful mature considerate act in music to be the same brats who gave us Licensed To Ill?
-?uestlove in the place to be.
Can’t stop, won’t stop…. posting Beasties.
I filmed this at the last Beastie Boys concert I went to in 2008 at Terminal 5. I couldn’t stop from dancing so it’s shaky but it’s a pretty good portion of So Watcha Want. I went to this show with one of my best friends and it was a surprise for his birthday that me and his girlfriend (now wife!) planned. I can’t even count how many times I saw them live at this point but I know for the sure the top 3 shows I ever saw are in this order:
Check Your Head Tour at Cameo Theater in South Beach.
Lollapalooza Tour in Miami.
Secret Hello Nasty Show at Irving Plaza in NYC.
Beastie Boys x Nixon Time Teller
When I heard that there was going to be a Beastie Boys x Nixon limited edition watch collabo I was sure to let Nixon know I am unusually obsessed with the Beastie Boys. The coolesy thing about it is that when you buy a watch you raise money for WKCR-FM, Columbia University’s non-commercial student-run radio station.
How stoked am I that this was delivered to my desk today? Very.
You can get yours here.
Collection of Grand Royal magazines I found while packing. Yes, kids… A long time ago the Beastie Boys fancied themselves publishing moguls. Keeping these.