• When we were putting together the Beastie Boys Video Anthology release in 2000, Adam Yauch (who passed away today at age forty-seven), wanted to use every possible feature of the DVD format, so we included multiple angles and alternate audio tracks for most of the videos. This is an excerpt from “Three MCs and One DJ,” featuring Adam’s angle.

10 comments

  • By halfnhalf
    May 04, 2012
    07:49 PM

    Rest in peace, Adam. You will be missed.
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  • By David P.
    May 04, 2012
    08:26 PM

    Man! My heart goes out to his family. Hip Hop lost another great pioneer! :(
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  • By LJ
    May 04, 2012
    08:46 PM

    RIP
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  • By Will
    May 05, 2012
    06:57 AM

    So very sad. An incredible loss for his family and friends.
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  • By David
    May 05, 2012
    11:52 AM

    Rest In Peace. http://www.criterion.com/explore/57-adam-yauch-s-top-10
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  • By deckard
    May 05, 2012
    02:09 PM

    When music was at it's lowest and darkest points the Beasties were always there for me like a beacon of hope. Adam was their straight man who delivered the sharpest and more often then not, the most heartfelt wit. What he left us was golden but my heart aches to know we have all we will ever get from this singular artist.
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  • By dasboot4211
    May 05, 2012
    10:41 PM

    When I read on line that Adan"MCA" Yauch died I did not know what to say or think. I was shocked and sad but then a feeling came over me to get in my car, get stuck in traffic on purpose, roll down my window, crank the vol on my speakers to max and let the song SABOTAGE RIP. After that song, 3 MC's and 1 DJ (video version) was next. Still in traffic Shake Your Rump came on. Then getting on to the highway and played all of Paul's Boutique for myself twice. I felt better and I was happy that a person like Adam was on this earth to inspire me and be a great part of mine and everyone else's life that loved him. Thank you Adam and Beastie Boys who will always be in my soundtrack to my life.
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  • By Shaun
    May 06, 2012
    09:08 AM

    Hey - in Halifax, NS - did the same thing Stephen; played Paul's Boutique 2 or 3 times yesterday incl. in the car along with other stuff from the Boys. Talk about making you think about the passing of the time; these guys were a part of my youth! Naively never gave much thought to their mortality.
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  • By Robert D.
    May 06, 2012
    02:50 PM

    When I was 12, 2 friends and I were going to cover a Beastie Boy's track for a the school's talent show. Both fought over who'd get to be adrock while I always wanted to be MCA. These guys gave the world something really positive and revolutionize the genre! RIP, you will be missed!
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  • By Cp78
    May 09, 2012
    02:02 PM

    Beasties on Blu, with a shout-out to Yauch, would be amazing. Rest in peace, MCA. Well done.
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