Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Rest in Power, Adam "MCA" Yauch.

I didn't expect his death to hit me like a ton of bricks, but that's what I felt. I assumed he was getting better/overcoming it until I found out he was m.i.a. at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inaguration, in which Adrock and Mike D accepted the honor for not only themselves, but on his absence and behalf. Cancer's a bummer. We lost a voice for human rights, peace, non-conformity of the craft and culture that merged the world of hip-hop and punk and still manage to garner immense success, and a true MC.

"A difference between something making a loaf of bread, or going to the boulangerie. That's the difference between a rapper and a MC." -- Yauch in a 2009 French interview.

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