Saturday, May 5, 2012

R.I.P Adam Nathaniel Yauch- Father, Husband, Rapper, Songwriter, Film Director and Freedom Fighter

The passing of Adam Nathaniel Yauch at the young age of 47 not only reminds us all of our own mortality but reminds us that The Beastie Boys cut a hip hop swath through the musical landscape forging paths for many artists to follow. 1986's Licensed to ILL was the first rap album to reach No. 1 on the Billboard album chart. It remained numero uno for 5 solid weeks. The rest is hip hop history. As a fitting tribute to Adam Yauch, songwriter, musician, director and freedom fighter- AP created a Beastie Boy playlist. RIP Adam.

1979: Jimi / 1983 Cookie Puss / 1985 She's On it / 1986 No Sleep Til Brooklyn / 1989 Shake Your Rump / 1989 Hey Ladies / 1992 Gratitude / 1992 So What Cha Want / 1994 Roots Down / 1994 Sabotage / 1998 Body Movin / 1998 Intergalactic / 2004 Ch-check It Out / 2007 Off the Grid / 2011 Fight For Your Right to Party Revisited

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