This Friday gone the entire Goodhood team was deeply saddened to hear the news of Beastie Boys founder Adam “MCA” Yauch passing away at the untimely age of 47. Arguably one of the most influential groups of all time, the Beastie Boys were instrumental in bringing hip-hop to the global masses. They released a string of masterpieces in the form of of Licensed to Ill (1986), Paul’s Boutique (1989) and Ill Communication (1994) as well as mastering the art of the music video many times over, the effect the Beasties have had on contemporary street culture is immeasurable.
If his musical legacy wasn’t enough, Yauch also ran a production company, Oscilloscope Pictures, whose rich output includes Exit Through The Gift Shop, We Need to Talk About Kevin and forthcoming LCD Soundsystem documentary Shut Up and Play the Hits as well as co-founding the Milarepa Fund, a charity raising money and awareness for the Tibetan independence movement.
A truly special individual. MCA you will be missed.