Fans Remember Beastie Boy Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch on Twitter
With the news that Adam Yauch, aka MCA of the Beastie Boys passed away today (May 4), the rockers have been tweeting their feelings -- and so have the fans. Below is a post of the most telling tweets from Beastie-heads the world over -- be on the lookout for more, we're going to keep them coming. MCA's heavy bass reached more than one generation of hip-hoppers, punk rockers and everybody else. His growth from egg-throwing goofball to compassionate (and still goofy) activist makes him a folk hero for our time.
Wow. Out of the 10 worldwide trending topics, 8 of them are Beastie Boys songs. #RIPMCA
— Martin Macphail (@Martintheset) May 4, 2012
You also don't have modern remix/sampling culture without the impact of Paul's Boutique (alongside PE and De La, et al.) — Anil Dash (@anildash) May 4, 2012
Buying that Beasties cassette for "License to ill" was one of the most exciting days in my music loving life!#ripMCA — Chris Booker (@ChrisBooker) May 4, 2012
Yauch had real soul.The day after 9/11 he was the first person I heard talking about compassion.A legend and a loss.#RIPMCA
— Gideon Yago (@gideonyago) May 4, 2012
I went to get a loan and they asked my race, so i wrote human inside the space.-Beastie Boys, grew up listening to them #RIPMCA — Tracey Scharmann (@TraceyScharmann) May 4, 2012
Remembering when the record store I worked at opened at midnight for the Check Your Head release & the front door got ripped off the hinges.
— jokers of the scene (@linusjwsbooth) May 4, 2012
Brass Monkey= one part malt liquor + two parts Sunny D. I think that's what I'll be on tonight. #pouroneoutforMCA — Kelli Korducki (@kelkord) May 4, 2012 RIP MCA. This evening, I will egg houses, drink brass monkey, and commit acts of sabotage in your honor.
— Otto Von Biz Markie (@Passionweiss) May 4, 2012