MCA, 1/3rd of my favorite rap group of all time has passed on, at 47 :(
I was born in the 80’s and I didn’t really start getting my own money to buy CD’s til like the late 90’s, and one of the first albums I bought myself was Hello Nasty, and quickly had to back-track and get the previous albums. They’re just fun in a way that I wish there was more of in hip hop. As much as I love hip hop as a genre, a lot of what it offers is just hard for me to enjoy or relate to thematically. But then you have Beastie Boys who manage to be conscientious and incredibly fun at the same time, you have MCA dissing misogyny in Sure Shot, and it never feels like a preachy “message” song, I’ve always loved that about them. They can say things of substance without killing the party vibe, and I think they’re unique in that regard. Also stylistically I love everything about them, the way they played off each other, how awesome their music videos always are… I could sit here for days and gush about different aspects of the Beastie Boys… there’s nobody else like them.
It’s an extreme bummer to me that my favorite hip-hop trio will now forever be past tense. Maybe Ad-Rock and Mike D will continue on, but MCA’s presence will definitely be missed, he was such an interesting contrast vocally. Shit, now I won’t be able to listen to Beastie Boys songs for a while without feeling a little twinge of sadness, those were some of my go-to good mood jams :(
MCA, you were cooler than a cucumber in a bowl of hot sauce.
I would say rest in peace, but I think maybe rebirth in peace is more appropriate given MCA’s Buddhist beliefs.
This has me so bummed out like none other
Hello Nasty was the first album i got and I’ve been sad all day about this
you too? ashgksfl; god, so many first album feels
Hello Nasty was the first CD I ever bought with my own money. I was 11 and I played that disc to hell and back. It’s one of the two Beastie Boys albums that are on my all-time top favorites list (the other being Check Your Head).
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