ma 47 évesen elment adam yauch aka mca a beastie boys oszlopos tagja, és ezzel sajnos valószínűleg az együttesnek is annyi. nekem ő volt a srácok közül a kedvenc hangom az enyhén rekedt, tompa bömbölésével, ami remekül ellensúlyozta adam “adrock” horovitz fejhangi üvöltözését.
lehet, hogy az égvilágon semmi összefüggés nincs az ő nyálmirigy és steve jobs hasnyálmirigy daganata közt, de nekem valamiért mégis összekapcsolódott a két eset. rövid időn belül két a popkultúrát és a bizniszt alapjaiban megváltoztató egyéniség távozott a bolygóról, akik mellesleg vagy épp nem mellesleg gyakorló buddhisták voltak, és nagyon tudatosan éltek / táplálkoztak.
akkor hogy a fenébe mehettek el ilyen fiatalon? csak nem elvégezték az itteni küldetésüket , és átengedik a terepet az új generációnak?
remélem a nirvana várta őt, és itt egyáltalán nem kurt cobainre gondolok.
néhány hete kerültek be a méltán híres hall of fame-be, de a ceremónián mca már nem tudott részt venni a betegsége miatt.
mca saját rendezése a legutolsó album apropóján:
néhány idézet mca-től:
I want to say a little something that’s long overdue
The disrespect to women has got to be through
To all the mothers and sisters and the wives and friends
I want to offer my love and respect to the end
I keep my underwear up with a piece of elastic
I use a bullshit mic that’s made out of plastic
To send my rhymes out to all of the nations
Like Ma Bell, I’ve got the ill communications
If you try to knock me you’ll get mocked
I’ll stir fry you in my wok
Your knees’ll start shaking and your fingers pop
Like a pinch on the neck of Mr. Spock
Don’t test me, they can’t arrest me,
I fake right cause I always shoot lefty.
You look upset, yo calm down
You look like Cable Guy dunked off of your crown.
I flow like smoke out a chimney, you never been me
You wanna rap but what you’re makin’ ain’t hip hop B
Pass me the scalpel, I’ll make an incision
I’ll cut off the part of your brain that does the bitching
Put it in formaldehyde and put it on a shelf
And you can show it to your friends and say “that’s my old self”
Now my name is M.C.A. – I’ve got a license to kill
I think you know what time it is – it’s time to get ill
Now what do we have here – an outlaw and his beer
I run this land, you understand – I make myself clear.
és még néhány klasszikus:
és megynyugtatás képpen elmondanám, hogy a beastie boys 1000 év múlva is élni fog:
Adam Yauch | 1964-2012
It is with great sadness that we confirm that musician, rapper, activist and director Adam “MCA” Yauch, founding member of Beastie Boys and also of the Milarepa Foundation that produced the Tibetan Freedom Concert benefits, and film production and distribution company Oscilloscope Laboratories, passed away in his native New York City this morning after a near-three-year battle with cancer. He was 47 years old.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Yauch taught himself to play bass in high school, forming a band for his 17th birthday party that would later become known the world over as Beastie Boys.
With fellow members Michael “Mike D” Diamond and Adam “Adrock” Horovitz, Beastie Boys would go on to sell over 40 million records, release four #1 albums–including the first hip hop album ever to top the Billboard 200, the band’s 1986 debut full length, Licensed To Ill–win three Grammys, and the MTV Video Vanguard Lifetime Achievement award. Last month Beastie Boys were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, with Diamond and Horovitz reading an acceptance speech on behalf of Yauch, who was unable to attend.
In addition to his hand in creating such historic Beastie Boys albums as Paul’s Boutique, Check Your Head, Ill Communication, Hello Nasty and more, Yauch was a founder of the Milarepa Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and activism regarding the injustices perpetrated on native Tibetans by Chinese occupational government and military forces. In 1996, Milarepa produced the first Tibetan Freedom Concert in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, which was attended by 100,000 people, making it the biggest benefit concert on U.S. soil since 1985’s Live Aid. The Tibetan Freedom Concert series would continue to stage some of the most significant benefit shows in the world for nearly a decade following in New York City, Washington DC, Tokyo, Sydney, Amsterdam, Taipei and other cities.
In the wake of September 11, 2001, Milarepa organized New Yorkers Against Violence, a benefit headlined by Beastie Boys at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom, with net proceeds disbursed to the New York Women’s Foundation Disaster Relief Fund and the New York Association for New Americans (NYANA) September 11th Fund for New Americans–each chosen for their efforts on behalf of 9/11 victims least likely to receive help from other sources.
Under the alias of Nathanial Hörnblowér, Yauch directed iconic Beastie Boys videos including “So Whatcha Want,” “Intergalactic,” “Body Movin” and “Ch-Check It Out.” Under his own name, Yauch directed last year’s Fight For Your Right Revisited, an extended video for “Make Some Noise” from Beastie Boys’ Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, starring Elijah Wood, Danny McBride and Seth Rogen as the 1986 Beastie Boys, making their way through a half hour of cameo-studded misadventures before squaring off against Jack Black, Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly as Beastie Boys of the future.
Yauch’s passion and talent for filmmaking led to his founding of Oscilloscope Laboratories, which in 2008 released his directorial film debut, the basketball documentary Gunnin’ For That #1 Spot and has since become a major force in independent video distribution, amassing a catalogue of such acclaimed titles as Kelly Reichardt’s Wendy and Lucy, Oren Moverman’s The Messenger, Banksy’s Exit Through The Gift Shop, Lance Bangs and Spike Jonze’s Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait Of Maurice Sendak, and many more.
Yauch is survived by his wife Dechen and his daughter Tenzin Losel, as well as his parents Frances and Noel Yauch.