Rest in Peace to Adam Yauch aka MCA from The Beastie Boys. Here’s a Mick Boogie Beastie Boys Tribute Mixtape to help celebrate the life of MCA.
UPDATE: Adam Yauch, better known as MCA, passed away today. As stated below, The Beastie Boys were recently inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and MCA had not attended, presumably due to the illness to which he ultimately succumbed. His raspy raucous rhymes were one of the many things that made The Beastie Boys’ sound unlike any in hip-hop before or since. The Beastie’s and MCA’s impact on hip-hop cannot be overstated. He will be missed. RIP MCA. Related: Interview of Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin and playlist of Rick Rubin-produced classics (including Beastie Boys)
The Beastie Boys were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame earlier in the week. To celebrate the occasion, Mick Boogie has put together a mixtape that features album tracks from the Beasties, as well as rare demos, remixes and outakes. You can listen to and download the whole thing below. Related: Kid Rock, Travie McCoy and The Roots pay tribute to the Beastie Boys by performing their classics (Video)