9 years without adam yauch, better known as MCA of beastie boys. one of my all time favourite musicians and people, thank you for the music and being an amazing person. i miss him everyday. i love you Yauch, RIP 💚
my digital drawing of adam yauch! **please do not repost without credit, my Instagram and tiktok is @/groovymisspattie**
FAST BACK – Steve Willingham’s ALL Ford ’67 Mustang
For us power junkies here at RPM, it’s not usually because it’s a mega-award winning show car that rarely (if ever) sees driving duty. Instead, we like ‘em to look good, have the power to match those good looks, and most importantly, have some level of “cred” (be it street or strip) to back it all up. Well, Steve Willingham’s ’67 Mustang has all of the above, and then some!
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New Audio: The Legendary Phife Dawg Teamed Up with Illa J and Potatohead People on a Soulful Tribute to Montreal @phifeforever @illaj @Potatohead_Ppl @theorielco @awal
https://open.spotify.com/track/103uDWwSgQlj8UkU9m2nKZ?si=6ee944750d474c19 Born Malik Izaak Taylor, the legendary and beloved Phife Dawg was a co-founder of the multi-Grammy Award nominated, multi-platinum selling, equally legendary and beloved hip-hop act A Tribe Called Quest. Along with his work with Tribe, Phife Dawg was a solo artist, who collaborated with lengthy lists of acts and artists…
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okAyy, since I’m still trying to work on some stuff atm, have this old-ish piece from like,,weeks ago. A lil redesign of Kai Garmadon (it’s lazy and I’ll redo it again because I wanna >:’D) I forgot to post it lmao
Beastie Boys - Gratitude (1992)
These two stalkers have the same energy so why not do a clothes swap cross-over
I hate main characters but I love these guys
Gon- Hunter X Hunter
Luffy- One piece
Sawamura- Ace of daimoned
Kagami- Kuroko’s basketball
A little Monday Motivation for everyone. :)
Interview with Beastie Boys for Onet Muzyka, 07/20/2004
By: Monika Dąbrowska
Translation: Anna Bak ( @styleiswild )
Source (in Polish):
Beastie Boys: Hot dogs, pizza and bagels
Q: Having heard your new album [To The 5 Boroughs], I can’t shake the feeling that you’d combined the old, New York school of rap with synthetic computer sounds. Beastie Boys rocking the new style?
MCA: We still make music in the same, old style. You know, old school is a part of us, because we grew up on it. But it’s not like we don’t care about new school.
Mike D: Besides, we got to work with the newest technologies on the album. Maybe that’s why you got that kind of impression.
Q: You’re one of the groups that helped shape and define hip hop culture. Is it difficult for you to fit in in 2004, when the scene seems to be flooded with shallow hip hop tracks about guns, bitches, champagne and drugs?
MCA: There’s always been lots of stupid, easy and uncomplicated content like that in music. Over the last 30 years at least. Just take a look at the charts and what’s topping them. Smooth pop songs that talk about nothing in particular. I wouldn’t make a drama out of it, though. Like, you know, that commercial music and albums recorded solely for money have got hold of the hip hop scene or whatever. What’s interesting, though, is this massive popularity of the genre. How it’s gone mainstream. We’re done with the underground, definitely.
Q: 6 years of silence seems like quite a long time. What have you been doing?
MCA: For the last few years we’ve been just... you know, living a regular life, I guess. Waking up in the morning, making breakfast. Taking my daughter to school every day, stuff like that.
Mike D: People think that our life... a musician’s life, that it’s unique or scandalous, or shit. Gotta disappoint you a bit, though. Most of the time, our life is rather boring (laughs).
MCA: Oh come on, that’s not true. Making music, working in the studio isn’t boring.
Mike D: Okay, that’s not boring. But it’s not as crazy or fun as everyone probably thinks it is.
Q: And when exactly did you start making the new album?
MCA: We began working on it about 2 years ago. That was also when we came up with the idea of our own studio. You know, where you can do everything and anything you want, for as many hours as you want, and you’re not concerned with time or money you’d have to pay for renting a studio. All of that influences the quality of your work, your material. With your own studio, you can drop by or get back anytime, if you want to redo a song or a fragment of a song, or change a verse. You can leave the equipment turned on, you don’t have to worry about other session musicians fucking it all up. That’s a comfortable situation.
Q: On your new album there’s a song titled “An Open Letter To NYC”, which is like a love letter, a tribute to your hometown. You also mention 9/11. Can you recall that day?
Mike D: We were in Lower Manhattan, as usual. That day, the tragedy... those are probably the most absurd memories in our lives. You look out the window every day, see the Twin Towers. And suddenly that symbol’s burning, gone, turned to dust. The towers are burning, you can’t believe that the two planes crashed into them, so many people died.
Q: And how did that affect New Yorkers?
MCA: It’s all getting back to normal now, but when it happened, we were all in fear, obviously. Everybody wondered what could happen next... People were looking for their loved ones. But when it all died down a little, people began to comfort and support each other. Paying attention to the other person. They’d show more love, warmth. You could see that on the street.
Q: For you, the essence of New York City is...
Ad-Rock: Hot dogs, pizza, bagels...
MCA: ...mixed culture, architecture, friendly people, music...
Ad-Rock: ...and food! (laughs)
Q: Last year in March you posted an anti-war protest song titled “In a World Gone Mad” on your website. Are you still against George W. Bush’s pro-war politics and the American invasion of Iraq?
Mike D: That’s how Bush and his administration tried to explain the situation: weapons of mass destruction and Saddam Hussein’s repressive dictatorship. America was supposed to free Iraqi people of the repressions, to try and stop Hussein from using nuclear or biological weapons. To this day we don’t know if they indeed have the weapons. And the U.S. army does nothing but torture and abuse the Iraqi prisoners.
MCA: Besides, the same country that fights for global security and preaches civil liberties has been the only country to ever use nuclear weapons. You know, bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. George W. Bush’s politics is getting nowhere.
Q: Do you freestyle sometimes, or do you just write your texts?
Ad-Rock: Our lines are so insane that we can’t really freestyle anymore (laughs).
Mike D: We’ve got too many important things to say to people to simply improvise on records, or gigs. We’ve got important messages to share...
Beastie Boys photographed by Lynn Goldsmith in 1987
i tried playing lovelink but holy hell the diamond choices are so expensive like...180 for a selfie?!?! WHAT?!?!