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Share Your Beastie Boys Memories

MCA is gone, but the memories live on.

The , better known as MCA, came as tragic news to the music loving community, but Brooklyn has truly lost one of its own.

The borough was the subject of many of the trio's most celebrated songs—most famously, No Sleep Till Brooklyn.

But you don't have to be a native New Yorker to love the Beastie Boys' seminal brand of hip-hop. This reporter will never forget seeing the band in San Francisco in 2004, fresh off the release of their sixth studio album, "To the 5 Boroughs."

They were dressed in their characteristic Adidas track suits (red, if memory serves), and bounced around the stage with energy remarkable for a group of guys who had been performing together for more than 20 years. "Intergalactic" was the encore, and there wasn't a still set of limbs in the house. Brooklyn sounded awfully far from the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, but at the end of the night, there was no question that it was a place worth checking out.

Do you have an MCA memory you'd like to share? Tell us about it in the comments below.

Skiddlybop May 05, 2012 at 11:40 AM
Yes, threatening to title their first album "Don't Be an 'F-Word'" was ignorant, hateful and pathetically un-hip, yet they paid back their karmic debt by supporting Tibetan freedom. That was settled long ago.
Dios Thunders May 06, 2012 at 05:46 PM
Thats a really unesserary remark Skiddlybop 2 make I dont know why u think ur an expert on whats HIP or Karmic & I doubt that u never used the "F-WIORD" in ur life many times! What will u leave behind when ur gone? NOTHING! what have u contributed 2 the world 2 make it a better place an given millions plus a fun time & joy & revolutionized a part of the music scene & inspired alot of muscians & people? NOTHING!They united Hip hop & rock & black & white youve done NOTHING! And 2 say all this negitive stuff when the subject is about the Band n there MUSIC & the sad fact that a man who suffered horribly many years w/ painfull cancer leaving a family & friends he loved who loved him very much is really cruel of u & dosent pertain 2 the subjects question, they were always political but u wouldnt know that obviously ur 2 hip & have never listened 2 there music or gone to a show of theres. They were great they were fun they were revolutionary they were our guys from our neighborhoods & Adam will be missed very much not u, Anyway NO SLEEP TILL BROOKLYN! The Bestie Boys were great they were INTERGALATIC! ADAM thanks 4 he party u will always b remembered & missed U were BRILLIANT!
Dios Thunders May 06, 2012 at 05:48 PM
sorry for the typos!

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