Today an icon in rap music died: Adam "MCA" Yauch of the Beastie Boys.
I grew up listening to the beginning of rap. It was just part of my childhood musical landscape. There was no like or dislike; it just was. But in junior high, I heard the Beastie Boys for the first time. This is the first song that I heard. It was more rock than rap, but I was hooked since I was already a rock girl. I especially liked the rebellion.
MCA and the Boys became part of the soundtrack of my childhood. I didn't follow the Beastie Boys as much as I got older, but I always have fond memories of them. And I stopped to listen whenever a new song played.
Rest in Peace, Adam Yauch. Thanks for the childhood memories!