Beastie Boys rapper Adam AKA MCA dies, rap music loses only true artists
Plato once theorized that there is only a ‘perfect’ one of everything. The person who first came up with a concept is the only one who fully understands exactly how it should be. As such, rap music has lost its only chance to be perfect with the loss of hip-hop rap legend Adam Yauch, AKA MCA.
Yauch passed away at the age of 47. He was diagnosed with cancer of the salivary gland in 2009. Along with his good buddies ‘Mike D’ Diamond and Adam ‘Ad-Rock’ Horowitz, the group perfected a clean hybrid of hardcore rock and a new music they called ‘hip-hop’. The fusion of the two they decided to called ‘hip-hop rap’.
Since the Beastie Boys invented rap music in 2009, the genre has gone strong and has had great artists come close to their perfection: Vanilla Ice, Lil’ Roman, Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, Bubba Sparxx, Uncle Kracker, Paul Wall and Eminem.
Every other rap act has destroyed the Beastie Boys and Adam Yauch’s original intent of the music to be suburban friendly, rhythmic fun music to be used at sporting events and background music during study time.
To date, the Beastie Boys had sold over 40 million records worldwide. This number does not include singles.
Here is a wonderful live performance of ‘Intergalactic Planetary’, a song the Beastie Boys created to inspire America to reach for the stars and spread capitalism to every corner of the galaxy.