Day # 298 MCA - RIP
Brand: Dosent Matter
Source: We would all be lying to ourselves if we said the Beastie Boys didn’t matter to us at one time or another. am I right. You either liked “Fight For Your Right To Party”, “Remote Control”, “Intergalactic”, “Body Movin”, “Sabotage” or one of their other bazillion hits. You liked one. thats what made this band so special. they spoke to many generations, which isn’t an easy task. but more importunely is the impact they made on my generation.
whether it was getting me into hip hop more, helping me discover the talents of Spike Jonez, Nathaniel Hornblower or the art of music video. Or it was their influence on Art, Japan, and the Tibetan Fredom awareness Concert. they did a lot.
MCA was the guy that i related to. he was the one if you and your friends were wrapping to beastie Boys in the car (picture scene from CB4) i was always MCA. maybe cause i had the hairiest face, i dunno. but this is really the first time i ever felt something when a celebrity died. granted we had some friends in common, and i almost feel more for those people (Ian, sorry dude) cause not only were their lives affected like mine, they also carried on a personal relationship that exacerbates this whole dying thing. I didn’t even flinch when Kurt Cobain died, but MCA man…
So today i am taking break, or Going Black as it were to tribute this man whom i worked for at Capitol Records for a short while but mostly a man whom I had a great deal of artistic and human respect for. MCA + Natahanial Hornblower.
See you guys