Finally saw Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest. So fucking good.
RIP Adam “MCA” Yauch. This is the August 6, 1998 cover story where we explore how three punk-rock wiseguys from New York made some records, changed America and built an empire of cool.
Here is an excerpt where they shared how they register at their hotels, as they were about to embark on their first tour in three years.
And Adam “MCA” YAUCH – the spiritual seeker – what of him? He registers under the name I. Clouseau, as in Inspector Clouseau, for he is a huge Peter Sellers fan. His favorite Sellers movie is The Party. “He plays an Indian actor,” Yauch says, “and the movie was banned in India because he is playing this bumbling idiot in the middle of all these white people, and some Indian people were insulted by it. But the irony is that he’s really the only intelligent person there – all the other people are morons. So it has a cool theme.”
Good people, unfortunately due to circumstances beyond our control, the “clean” version of our new album, The Hot Sauce Committee pt 2 has leaked. So as a hostile and retaliatory measure with great hubris we are making the full explicit aka filthy dirty nasty version available for streaming on our site. We hope this brings much happiness, hugs, and harmony. Enjoy Kikoos for life!
This week’s mix is full of songs about New York City! My brother is moving to New York tomorrow for a new job, so this mix is dedicated to him. A pretty eclectic mix of songs to do with New York, everything from Dylan to The Beastie Boys. Hope you guys like it! (The photo is from when I was in New York a couple months ago.)
As always, click-through for the download from MediaFire. Previous mixtapes can be found here:
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(If an older mixtape isn’t available on MediaFire, ask me and I can reupload it for you.)
Mixtape Monday #39: New York
01. Beastie Boys - “An Open Letter To NYC”
02. Jay-Z - “Empire State of Mind” (feat. Alicia Keys)
03. Death Cab For Cutie - “Marching Bands of Manhattan”
04. Bob Dylan - “Hard Times In New York”
05. Simon & Garfunkel - “Bleecker Street”
06. Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - “Autumn In New York”
07. Frank Sinatra - “New York, New York”
08. The Drifters - “On Broadway”
09. Kings of Leon - “Manhattan”
10. LCD Soundsystem - “New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down”