Beastie Boys - So What’cha Want
In light of the news that Adam Yauch, AKA MCA passed away today, I’d just like to share the song and video that introduced me to the Beastie Boys. At the age I was when this song came out, in my mind, there were three types of music: crap my parents listened to, rock music, and finally R&B and Rap. At the risk of further wearing out a tired cliche, the Beastie Boys bridge a very important and significant gap in my musical vocabulary and played an important part in opening my mind to a whole new world of music.
Enough has been said elsewhere today about the type of person Yauch was, and what the Beastie Boys meant to music, so I’ll spare you any more of that here because we like to keep it light (see: awkward teenage romances and fuck jams).
I will say this: We love music. All kinds of music. For me, the Beastie Boys were a big part of that. Specifically, MCA was my favorite of the group, and not just for his musical contributions. I’m sad he’s passed, but glad he left this music and a legacy of giving the world more than just songs and being more to the world than just a musician.