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John Berry, a founding member of the Beastie Boys, has passed away. The 52-year-old musician died in Massachusetts on Thursday due to complications of frontal lobe dementia. Berry’s father confirmed his son’s death to Rolling Stone, revealing his medical condition had worsened over recent months. Berry was credited for coming up with the legendary group’s name. He helped formed the rap/rock […]

Oh, this is great. Portugal. The Man team up with the legendary Mike D of the Beastie Boys for the official remix to their Evil Friends track “Modern Jesus.” Mike D adds his hip-hop flavor to the already invigorating track, elevating it to the next level with heavy bass, some claps, and synth sounds. Mike […]

2013 VMA – Artists.MTV – Music The Beastie Boys’ “No Sleep Till Brooklyn” has become the anthem that has built our anticipation for the closely upcoming MTV VMA 2013 awards and thanks to the network we got a break down of the making and success of the track entitled, “No Sleep Till Brooklyn: The Oral […]

Hip-Hop is continuing to remember the life and legacy of Beastie Boys member Adam “MCA” Yauch.  Not only is this year’s Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival honoring MCA, but a Brooklyn park has also been renamed in his honor.  Juxtapoz Magazine is continuing the rememberance by interviewing all of the artists responsible for creating the Beastie Boys’ […]

Beastie Boys member Adam “MCA” Yauch died last year due to a bout with salivary gland cancer. And to honor the memory of their Brooklyn son, earlier today, the New York City Department of Parks held a ceremony to change the name of Brooklyn Heights’ Palmetto Playground to Adam Yauch Park.  Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz and Michael “Mike D” Diamond were in attendance, alongside the BK president […]

The Beastie Boys are iconic in the world of music, so can you imagine how awesome a book by them would be? Surviving members Mike D and Ad-Rock have inked a deal with Spiegel & Grau – an imprint of Random House – to write a forthcoming memoir that will focus on the group’s historical career. Random House also just […]

The man behind some of Hip-Hop’s most instrumental music videos, Ric Menello, has died of a heart attack. He was 59 years old at the time of death.  Ric was a pioneer of hip-hop videos in the days of their inception with epic groups like Run-DMC and the Beastie Boys. He was the man behind the scenes […]

Music lost lots of legends this year, but what hit hip-hop the hardest was the death of Adam “MCA” Yauch this past May.  EXCLUSIVE BLOG: Adam Yauch, You Will Be Missed By Russell Simmons MCA and his fellow Beastie Boys were always against being “corporate” sellouts, and the idea seems to be following Adam’s legacy […]

Are you ready to watch the cutest video ever?  In honor of the late great Adam “MCA” Yauch, James Winters, a Portland-based filmmaker, decided to remake the Beastie Boys’ most infamous video “Sabotage.” But there’s a twist. DETAILS: Beastie Boys Album Sales Jump Over 1,000 Percent Since MCA’s Death! James decided to cast adorable children […]

The Beastie Boys and LL Cool J are synonymous with the birth of hip-hop. That’s why it’s so cool to see this video legendary English radio host Tim Westwood uploaded.  It shows the Beasties Boys and LL Cool J tearing down the stage while on the Raising Hell Tour back in 1986. In the footage, we see a particularly ruckus […]

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The Beastie Boys have been hit with some troubling funk. Apparently, the day before Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch‘s unfortunate passing, his rap trio was hit with a lawsuit by record company TufAmerica. PHOTOS: Adam Yauch (MCA) Of The Beastie Boys Dies At 47  The company claims that the Beastie Boys used a famous drum beat from […]

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Last week we lost one third of hip-hop’s classic rap ensemble the Beastie Boys – Adam “MCA” Yauch lost his battle with cancer. But thanks to his surviving catalogue of amazing music, fans, and even those less familiar with the emcee, can go out and enjoy his music for years to come. PHOTOS: Adam Yauch (MCA) Of […]