RIP Adam “MCA” Yauch 1964-2012
This news is such a bummer for me. I grew up on the Beastie Boys, and for the past 24 of my soon to be 29 years on this planet, they’ve been one of my favorites. Aside from his numerous awesome contributions to the world of music, Adam Yauch was also a great dude. He used to shop at the comic book shop I used to manage, and was always down to earth and always up for some conversation.
I still remember the first time I met him, I was working behind the video game counter, and he was just checking out some dvds. After a few minutes of hesitation, I approached him, and he asked if the original Star Wars Trilogy was ever gonna be released on DVD. Our first conversation was about Star Wars, I was never nervous around him from that point. In all the times he came in, there was a fan boy screaming to jump out of my body and give him a hug. I still have a business card that he signed for me over at my mom’s house, that’s dated (it was actually in May of 2000) and labelled “The day I got to meet a Beastie Boy”.
Thanks for the music MCA, thanks for everything, RIP.