The folks at Juxtapoz gives us a audio perspective of the artist who had a hand in being part of Beastie Boys album covers. Some notable New York artist who had a hand are Cey Adams, Haze and Ricky Powell.
Today Palmetto Playground in Brooklyn has been renamed “Adam Yauch Playground.” in honor of the Beastie Boys rap legend who passed away last year.
The movement to rename the park grew out of a post last year on the Brooklyn Heights Blog that gained steam on Facebook. At first, fans pushed to have nearby Squibb Park renamed in Yauch’s honor, but Brooklyn Heights residents said such a name change would dishonor pharmaceutical giant Edward Robinson Squibb. Squibb opened his first lab where Squibb Park now sits at Middagh Street.
Fans then pushed for the renaming of Palmetto Playground and were met with little opposition.
Spiegel & Grau are in the works in publishing the Beastie Boys memoir by Adam Horovitz and Mike Diamond, aka Ad-Rock and Mike D. The New York Times is reporting that the memoir will be edited by veteran rap journalist and Ego Trip mag founder Sacha Jenkins. The yet untitled memoir will be released some time around Fall 2015.
Plans are in the works to have a park named after Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch the late great rapper/philanthropist. The park to be named in his honor is The Palmetto Playground which is in Adam’s childhood neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights .The park will be officially be renamed the Adam Yauch Playground, with a ceremony being held this Friday, May 3rd.
The recently past Beastie Boy Memeber Adam “MCA” Yauch graces the cover of The New York Times Magazine for their last issue of the year “The Lives They Live” series, documenting the heroes that we have lost in 2012.
“Yauch and the other Beasties — Adam (Ad-Rock) Horovitz and Michael (Mike D) Diamond — came from circumstances that had previously not produced any rappers of note. They were white Jewish New Yorkers who played together as a teenage hardcore band before they made hip-hop records; when they started rapping, they bent the music to their own concerns without robbing it of its outlaw appeal. They rhymed about beer, girls and mischief in screwy, squirrelly voices over music — by the producer, Def Jam co-founder and would-be Beastie-Svengali Rick Rubin — that pilfered ’70s dirtbag metal, old-school funk and the “Mr. Ed” theme song. They were somehow both credible and ludicrous, a joke about hip-hop that never felt like a joke at hip-hop’s expense. Their debut album, “Licensed to Ill,” from 1986, was the first rap record to top the Billboard 200.”
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Public access a staple in New York City media from 1983 to 1989 2 Brooklyn Sheepshead Bay Scott Lewis and Gary Winter hosted their own public-access television variety show: The Scott and Gary Show. The show in question featured very early performances from The Beastie Boys, Then video below shows as Scott reflects on a very early Beastie Boys Performance .
A fan of the Beastie Boy’s Jason Palk will be leading s tour along twelve-stops of Beastie Boys history. The tour coincides with the late Adam Yauch’s birthday this Saturday. The tour begins at Frederick Douglass Playground at 9 a.m. and then on to the twelve-stops of Beastie Boys the tour and ends with a party at Overlook Grill at 8 p.m.
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Beastie Boys Adam Yauch graces the cover of the latest issue of Rolling Stone. The issue goes on sale May 25th.
Brian Hiatt examines the many lives of late Beastie Boy Adam Yauch in the new issue of Rolling Stone, on sale May 25th. The story looks back on Yauch’s extraordinary career and remarkable personal growth as he moved on from his band’s loutish, hard-partying Licensed to Ill phase on to spiritual enlightenment in the latter half of his all-too-brief life…
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Check out a little recap for Beastie Boys member Adam Yauch MCA Day that happen this past Saturday at Union Square Park in Lower Manhattan. (more…)
The recent passing of Beastie Boy Adam Yauch on May 4 to cancer has people still reeling from the loss of the Hip Hop icon. To celebrate the life and music of MCA people from all over the city will be congregating at Union Square park on Saturday to pay tribute to the New York icon by sharing stories, singing songs and getting down to the Beastie Boys’ music. The celebration starts at 11 AM at Union Square Park in Downtown Manhattan .
The Beastie Boys tributes keep on coming since Adam Yauch’s passing a few weeks ago. Now James Winters pays tribute directing this reenactment of the Beastie Boys’ famous music video for “Sabotage,” which features the characters from the original 1994 clip played by children.
Urban Noize duo remix of the Beastie Boys song “Too Many Rappers,” featuring Nas.