Check out Brook Bobbin’s extraordinary pictures from the 2013 Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival and legendary acts like Redman and EPMD alongside Pusha T and more.
Yesterday the City Parks Dept. renamed Palmetto Playground in Brooklyn after Adam Yauch, better known as MCA from the Beastie Boys, who grew up in the neighborhood and passed away a year ago today.
The Beastie Boys vs. Monster Energy Drink, plus another arguable case.
In memory of MCA, Eric Haze joins Mr. Kaves, and Shepard Fairey creating art that honors the legacy of the late-great Beastie Boy.
We were hesitant to make any more MCA / Beastie Boy posts right now, but some of this stuff is just too good (and relevant to Mass Appeal) to pass on.
The Beastie Boys have great hip-hop moments frozen in time, but for punk rock, these kings were known to share the stage with rock royalty. John Joseph of the Cro-Mags re-tells the story of MCA at CBGB, playing bass for his legendary hardcore band.
Our funky uncle Ricky Powell was in the mix with the Rolling Thunder Writers at Presents Gallery last week. Watch the Rickster’s footage honor graf legends, plus one more from New York’s hall of fame.