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.
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