Way to go, America!
Way to go, America!
Was 1994 actually the best year for music ever? Probably, yeah.
“When we posted the video, we were completely unaware that the late, great Adam Yauch had requested in his will that the Beastie Boys songs never be used in advertising.”
Girls to the front! Sini Anderson’s new documentary about Bikini Kill frontwoman Kathleen Hanna will set your feminist heart aflutter. (Sorry for saying you “need” to see it: See it if you want to, sister.)
“As creative as it is, make no mistake, your video is an advertisement that is designed to sell a product, and long ago, we made a conscious decision not to permit our music and/or name to be used in product ads.”
In a world where only 11% of engineers are female, toy company GoldieBlox is on a mission to “disturb the pink aisle” and get young girls interested in science and math.
Before the internet, the best way to find out about cool music was watch MTV after midnight on Sundays. Or, you know, set your VCR to tape it.
In a rough chronological order, these are the most ’90s hits of the ’90s.
Love is real because the world’s most perfect people are married. There’s hope for us all!
The commercial is ridiculous, weird, and totally Beastie Boys.
Step one: Get in your whip and roll the windows all the way down. Step two: Put on this playlist and get ready for the best summer ever.
A year ago today, Adam Yauch did. This is what he wrote to the New York Times after they panned the Beastie Boy’s “Ch-Check It Out” music video
On the anniversary of his death, MCA got a playground named after him in Brooklyn Heights.
“There’s a way we talk and it includes profanity. We never figured we’d be arrested for it.” This animated 1985 interview is like 12 kinds of rad.
Ad-Rock and Mike D made a guest appearance on the last day of Questlove’s “Classic Albums” course at NYU. So awesome.
Irene Hwang makes these super-detailed “matryoshka” doll (nesting doll) sets for the pop-culture junkies and cult-film fanatics. From Reno 911 to The Royal Tenenbaums, these sets span practically the entire geek oeuvre.
DNAinfo has reported that Yauch’s will contains a clause prohibiting his “image, music and any art he created” being used for advertising — ever. MCA will be punk forever.
Puns are almost always evil and wrong. But sometimes, they help heal the pain.
This ‘04 performance from the Beastie Boys on the East River in New York for “Chappelle’s Show” never made it to TV, but it showed up on YouTube this weekend following the passing of Beastie’s Adam “MCA” Yauch. Watch it before Viacom takes it down.
As reported everywhere, Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch Of The Beastie Boys passed away on Friday after a three-year battle with cancer . Back in 2004, the Beastie Boys appeared on Chappelle’s Show, but the segment never aired.
In 1995 Adam Yauch told a story about being an entertainer past his prime for Grand Royal Magazine, the Beastie Boy’s short-lived zine.
Regardless of your feelings about Coldplay, this impromptu cover from last night’s Coldplay performance is incredibly touching. Stay for the end, when Chris Martin adds the line “we’re sending all our love to the Beastie Boys.” Indeed.
The Beastie Boys are a sacred amalgam of pure genius, psychic and physical revolutionariness, and mad, whacky creative synergistic synthesis… free from pomposity and self-importance while simultaneously being the makers of America’s most important art. Thanks, MCA.
In addition to being a member of the legendary Beastie Boys, Adam Yauch also made a hell of a basketball documentary.
The rapper had been diagnosed with cancer in 2009. Here’s a video of the group’s 1992 classic “So What’Cha Want” — one of my favorites. R.I.P., MCA.
The Beastie Boys-obsessed podcasters at The Brouhaha reenact (what they believe) were the initial hours leading up to the production of the Beasties’ finest music video to date.
Those action figure Beasties who recently fought off nazi zombies in the video for Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win are now for sale. The fully poseable, G.I. Joe likenesses of MCA, Ad Rock and Mike D will run you $750 bucks, with all proceeds going to benefit two different charities that raise money for kids with cancer. (via creativity-online.com) View List ›