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Monday, May 7, 2012

The Onion on MCA

Posted by on Mon, May 7, 2012 at 9:42 AM

Not exactly a homerun, but we get it....

Following Death Of Adam Yauch, Grieving China Frees Tibet

As for MCA and the history of hiphop, check out the Beastie Boys and LL Cool J in London in 1986...

Hiphop as creative anarchy, hiphop in the production of a void, hiphop as a Badiouian event. The event as being something new. The being producing itself as it produces this splendid void—"four and three and two and one—-"


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Larry Mizell, Jr. 1
WOW, the infamous Raising Hell tour.

1. holy shit, young Lyor Cohen.
2. whistles ruin everything as usual.
3. MCA's stage dive not yet understood by the crowd, looks like funk was about to jump off and Lyor got right in there to square up.
4. young Russell Rush looking pretty much exactly the same.
5. the Gucci suit @ 7:01 FTW

great clip.
Posted by Larry Mizell, Jr. on May 7, 2012 at 10:37 AM · Report this
May 23, 1987: I was three days into being 20 years old, and living in London. Run DMC with the Beastie Boys at the Brixton Academy? Missing it was NOT an option.

I still have the flyer they passed out near the tube station ("We hope you will enjoy yourselves, but would ask you to leave quietly..."), the ticket stub is still in a photo album, and, somewhere, I have a box stuffed with clippings from the British papers, which had an absolute field day with that tour. Particularly the Beastie Boys, who were, indeed, quite beastly.

It was one of the rowdiest shows I've ever been to, and the media surrounding it was incredible. Two of my friends got pick pocketed, and the tube ride home was like a house party.

Yauch's passing feels like the loss of an old friend, even though I never even said hi to that dude. RIP, and thanks for the great memories.

Posted by kerri harrop on May 7, 2012 at 3:14 PM · Report this

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