The Death of MCA and What the Beastie Boys Mean to Me

Somewhere in my vast archives—though I’m not sure where—I have an interview with Adam Yauch, best known to the world as MCA of the Beastie Boys. Earlier today news broke that Yauch has died at age 48 after a long battle with cancer. I interviewed Yauch back in 2006 for the release of the Beastie Boys concert film, Awesome, I Fuckin’ Shot That. Under the name Nathaniel Hornblower, Yauch had directed Awesome, as well as some of the Beastie Boys best music videos. During the interview I told him that I’d first seen the Beastie Boys in concert back in 1987 during their License to Ill tour, which was in support of the album that placed them on the map 25 years ago. I’ll never forget Yauch’s response: “Yeah, sorry about that. We sucked back then.” Read more The Death of MCA and What the Beastie Boys Mean to Me

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