The Beastie Boys have always been the standard-bearers of cool with their rap-rock sound. But with 'Hello Nasty,' released on July 14, 1998, the legendary trio showed off their true b-boy style and wit.
Boasting a dizzying array of samples, narratives and whacked-out beats, 1989's 'Paul's Boutique' was more than just the Beastie Boys' quest to prove that 'License to Ill' wasn't a fluke.
This was the start of a creative juggernaut, dedicated to making hip-hop underdogs look incredibly hip and way ahead of their time...
The Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch aka MCA passed away last May 4 at the tender age of 47 after battling cancer. He was honored today (May 3) when Palmetto Playground in his native Brooklyn was renamed Adam Yauch Park at a special ceremony.
Beastie Boy Adam Yauch, who went by the MCA moniker in the rap trio, passed away at 47 last year on May 4, after a long battle with salivary gland cancer. The musician was a loud and proud Brooklynite, and his love for the borough and his memory will be preserved tomorrow (May 3) when Palmetto Playground in Brooklyn Heights, N.Y., is renamed Adam Yauch Park.
Beastie Boy Adam Yauch aka MCA passed away last May after a battle with cancer. The surviving members of the lauded rap group -- Adam Horovitz aka Ad-Rock and Michael Diamond aka Mike D -- will pen a memoir about the band's rise to fame, from their rap music dominance in the '80s and '90s to their extended cultural influence.
Hip-hop lost a significant member of its family this year. On May 4, the Beastie Boys, Adam "MCA" Yauch passed away at the age of 47 due to cancer. In 2009, he was diagnosed with the disease, which shocked the hip-hop community. When he passed earlier this year, he left a void in the hearts of fans who anticipated seeing the trio of MCA, Ad-Rock and Mike D perform together again...