I am gutted.
This band and this man have been such a big part of my life for what seems like forever. I remember when “Fight for Your Right” first came out – what a strange and wonderful sound! Coupled with Run DMC’s Raising Hell and LL Cool J’s Bigger and Deffer, The Beastie’s License to Ill was the introduction to hip hop for a lot of us white suburbanites in the mid-80s. I knew of his battle with cancer but still, I just can’t believe he’s gone.
Rest in Peace MCA.