Every morning I wake up & grab my phone to see whats going on in the world. Today, one of the first tweets I read was from Global Grind announcing that Adam Yauch aka MCA of the Beastie Boys was dead at the age of 47.
He was a true legend in Hip-Hop & a huge influence to me. For those who know my history, my old group got its name from a Beastie Boys lyric so you already know the connection that I had with the group.
To be honest though, growing up I was not the biggest fan of their early albums. Once Hello Nasty was released, I began to go back & recognize their genius. Their music broke down color walls & is enjoyed by people of all walks of life, which is the way I think it should be.
I don't usually post Edits on SoundCloud, but with the unfortunate passing of MCA I wanted to share one I did to give the DJs something to show respect for the man. I made this Edit last month before I opened for Pete Rock. It is probably my favorite Beastie Boys song:
Get It Together (DJ Kontrol Edit) (Dirty) (Beastie Boys f. Q-Tip)
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