Growing Up With Yauch And The Beastie Boys

As my friend noted:  

 

I remember sitting in a bar in San Francisco and the discussion turning to favorite bands of all time. It was a rough bar, but I stuck with the Beastie Boys without any hesitation.

I loved their music, their performances, their wit, and their creativity. But most of all, I loved watching them mature. A group I grew up with, maturing around the same time I did.

From:

Born and bred Brooklyn USA They call me Adam Yauch but I'm MCA Like a lemon to a lime a lime to a lemon I sip the def ale with all the fly women

To:

I want to say a little something that's long overdue The disrespect to women has got to be through To all the mothers and sisters and the wives and friends I want to offer my love and respect to the end

And:

Dear New York I hope you're doing well I know a lot's happen and you've been through hell So, we give thanks for providing a home Through your gates at Ellis Island we passed in droves

 

A tough loss.