Beastie Boys Adam Yauch dead at age 47. RIP

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  1. Surely Guest

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    Just learned about this on the twitter. I grew up listening to the Beastie Boys, and still love listening to their music today.

    More here: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/beastie-boys-co-founder-adam-yauch-dead-at-48-20120504


    I guess I'll be listening to the BBoys all day today in tribute. RIP Yauch.

    :(
     
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    I'm doing the same. RIP Adam.
     
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    So bummed. I've had "New Style" playing in my head all morning then the wife calls me with this news. Damn. :(
     
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    R.I.P MCA

    I remember thinking how they were not too much older than I am back when I was a teen. 47 is too young to go... xkcd is right, cancer is a *****.
     
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    Terrible, loved Beasties, soundtrack to my misspent years.

    Unlike us mere mortals, good artists get to live forever :)

    RIP
     
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    That's awful. Ugh, too many great people dying lately. :(
     
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    MCA will be missed but not forgotten. He created a good chunk of the soundtrack of my life. Thanks for the rhythm, thanks for the rhyme.
     
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    I've been living in NYC since 1989, when I was 21. The Beastie Boys have been a soundtrack for the entire time. I can't even begin to count the number of great times I've had and great people I've encountered, with the Beasties playing in the background or foreground all along.

    For 25 years, the Beastie Boys have personified the essence of New York City and given it a musical form. These guys are literally New York City. Like NYC, they are equal parts wiseass and dumbass, wicked and worldly, crass and caring. They break all race barriers, and are the arbiters of taste and style for people worldwide.

    These 3 local Jewish kids were NYC's ambassadors to the world. They have been our cultural touchstones and our 2 way mirrors, reflecting in and out.

    And they love this city as much as it loves them. Just listen to the track 'An Open Letter to NYC' to see what I mean.

    A big piece of New York City died today. RIP Adam.
     
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    Dude that made me more bummed, but in a good way. Well said friend.
     
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    Says enough, doesn't it? But it doesn't.

    MCA, Ad Rock, and Mike D were all class, and especially back at a time when you still respected each other and women when you were rapping. Case in point: when they called out all the gangsta rappers in the late 90s and alt/shock rock groups like Prodigy for smacking b*****s up. MCA said it best:

    Pure class. RIP, MCA.

    BL.
     
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    That's really sad to hear. Grew up listening to them. Still do. R.I.P.
     
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    I was totally gutted when I heard about his death last night.

    :(
     
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    A big part of my childhood died yesterday. R.I.P., MCA.


    Funny, because over the past week, I've had 2 conversations about the Beastie Boys (once in reference to their appearance in NBA Jam, and the other about Mike D), not knowing that MCA was still sick. I thought he had beat it last year. Apparently not. It's sad because I still have a strong affinity to their music today. They're not just a part of the past. They're a part of people's present as well. They're not as popular as before, but when a Beastie Boys album is released, it's still an event. Katy Perry? Don't give a s***. Beastie Boys? Who else can get the biggest actors in comedy to all appear in a single music video.....when you're arguably past your prime!?!?!

    I'm only 16-17 years younger than MCA. I still consider myself young, and I felt that MCA and the Beastie Boys still had plenty more to give.
     
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    Such sad news. I bought Licensed to Ill on cassette in 5th grade. I really enjoyed the Beastie Boys music and how they stayed relevant for so long. :(
     
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    So sad and so young. **** cancer.


    What's a cassette?
     
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    Right after 8-track.
     
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    What's an 8-track. :p
     
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    Very sad indeed. I know I have grown up with these guys. I remember when LTI came out on cassette and it ended up being the number one album of all time (or something like that :) ).... RIP
     
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    This makes me so sad, still. RIP MCA!


    right after reel to reel. (i think?) :)
     
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    Yep, heard my first stereo sound with headphones on a Roberts deck.

    It was George Gershwin's Rhapsody In Blue. :cool:
     
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    Good memories :cool:
     

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