Dropping on the 30 October.
Dropping on the 30 October.
License to Ill, Beasties Boys (1986)
Kamikaze, Eminem (2018)
One of my favorite albums from my youth is Ill Communication by the Beastie Boys.
This is the cover:
The photograph was shot by Bruce Davidson. I didn’t know about him until now, but after some quick Google Image searches, I’ve discovered he’s an amazing photographer (he’s still alive at 84):
The election “felt very personal because … I’m a brown, female immigrant,” says Maria Paz Alegre, a U.S. citizen and New York resident who was born in the Philippines. “It’s been very painful to hear that half the country doesn’t want me here. It doesn’t matter that I do charity work, it doesn’t matter that I’m a teacher – it matters that I don’t look like them.”
She adds that “MCA was always my favorite Beastie Boy. His discussion of violence against women and his regret over misogynistic lyrics in the past always moved me,” she says. “For this park specifically to be defaced since he was [Jewish] was painful.”
Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz expressed a similar sentiment while addressing the crowd Sunday. “We’re all here today because we’re thinking the same thing: Painting swastikas on a children’s playground is a messed-up thing to do,” he said. “And for many of us, it has special meaning, because this park is named for Adam Yauch, who was my friend and bandmate for over 30 years, but he was also someone who taught nonviolence in his music, in his life, to all of us and to me. But this is more about someone in New York City” committing a hate crime in the name of Donald Trump, he noted.
I lived in Manhattan from 2000 to 2012. My younger brother lives in Brooklyn. My father was born in Brooklyn and grew up in Queens. Swastikas on a children’s playground is not a New York City I recognize at all.
For the people who voted for Trump who don’t consider themselves racists, I ask them, “Why do you think Trump attracts the KKK and white supremacists?”
You can’t cherry-pick the qualities you agree with in the candidate you voted for. You have to accept everything about them. If you’re choice for President of The United States was officially endorsed by the KKK, you have to own that.
You’re part of the problem, not the solution.
The Rogue One trailer cut with Sabotage by the Beastie Boys.
Looks like there’s a Beastie Boys easter egg in Star Wars: The Force Awakens:
The Beastie Boys as we knew them ceased to exist in 2012 after Adam Yauch’s death from cancer, but their memory’s being kept alive in an unexpected, intergalactic fashion. Jedi Insider obtained a new Hasbro Black Series figurine of an alien X-wing pilot featured in the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens, one named Ello Asty; his helmet has the phrase “born to ill” written on it in Aurebesh, the Star Wars series’ written language. If you’re a hip-hop fan, a few bells might be ringing in your brain: the Beasties’ 1986 debut was called Licensed to Ill, and they released Hello Nasty 12 years later.
How do you say ‘J.J. Fanboy’ in Bocce?
If you can’t tell that’s Adam Horovitz AKA Ad-Rock (Beastie Boys) front-and-center with the smirk on his face. Behind him, Mike Diamond AKA Mike D (Beastie Boys) and behind him, Adam Yauch AKA MCA (Beastie Boys). To the right of Mike D is Def Jam Recordings founder, Rick Rubin.
The dude in the front with the white Kangol hat is Joseph Simmons, AKA DJ Run (Run-D.M.C.). To the right of him is Darryl McDaniels AKA D.M.C. (Run-D.M.C.). I’m not seeing Jam Master Jay and I don’t know who the other dudes are.
via YIMMY YAYO