[Extra]: MCA of the Beastie Boys Died Today

Adam Yauch one of the Beastie Boys trio passed away today, May 4, 2012. As the world knows them for their looney behavior and catchy songs, the true hip hoppers know the Beastie Boys was one of those “Ground Breaking” acts. Yauch’s death would come less than a month after the Beastie Boys were inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. Because of his fight with cancer, Yauch did not attend, Rolling Stone reported.

Russell Simmons was one of the first to break the news on his GlobalGrind website and post it on Twitter. “Adam was incredibly sweet and the most sensitive artist, who I loved dearly. I was always inspired by his work. He will be missed by all of us.” – Russell Simmons.

The song “Paul Revere” put this group on the map and to this day it still bangs. “‘Now my name is MCA I got a license to kill, I think you know what time it is it’s time to get ill’ Wooow… RIP,” This line quoted by Diggy Simmons from the song Paul Revere 1986 on Twitter.

Snoop Dogg, Big Daddy Kane, EPMD’s DJ Scratch and Brooklyn underground lyricist Skyzoo all tweeted as well, labeling Yauch either a legend, icon, pioneer or a combination of the three. “RIP MCA U are a Legend and a pioneer. #BeastieBoys4life,” Snoop lamented.

It is no secret the Beasties are hip hop pioneers and influenced a lot of music, even to this day. I personally thank them for broadening the horizon of hip hop and helping to transcend boundaries.

If you logo onto Twitter you can read tons of condolences to Adam’s Family and feel free to add one yourself.

Adam “MCA” Yauch

[Extra]: Koch Brothers Pay For Zimmerman’s Court Cost

As we all know, Trayvon Martin was gunned down by an individual who was told not to follow Trayvon, not to engaged Trayvon and yet and still ignored what he was told. The end result is Zimmerman, shot and killed a young man who went to the store to get some candy and was walking home with his hoodie on.

People are protesting for justice all around the world for Trayvon for the simple fact it could have been your child at the store. The Powers that be finally arrested Zimmerman and will be trying his case for the murder of Trayvon.

This is the kicker,… The Koch Brothers have decided to stand in Zimmerman’s corner and pay all of his defense and court fees because they felt Zimmerman was in his right to bare arms and shoot Trayvon. Are they serious?

Yes, it is well in his right to bare arms. No, it’s not alright to stalk, harass and pounce on his prey like he was a big game hunter and the head of Trayvon was his prize. It is not alright to start a fight so you can shoot someone. It’s definitely not alright to sweep it under the rug and/or condone it.

An email has been floating around and the word is on the street and I want to help solidify the fact that we are all banding together for this greater cause of equality and justice.

The email wants everyone to stand together and not purchase any of the Koch Brothers products because it will aide in the payment of Zimmerman’s legal fees.

Oh, you don’t know who the Koch Brothers are? Well, you are going to learn today. They are paper manufacturers. I bet your like, “big deal, I don’t buy that much paper anyway.”

It’s the kind of paper they sell.

Here’s a small list of what the email wants you NOT TO BUY:
Angel soft toilet paper
Brawny paper towels
Dixie plates, bowls, napkins, cups, etc..
Mardi Gras Napkins and towels
Quilted Northern toilet paper
Soft and Gentle toilet paper
Sparkle Napkins
Vanity Fair napkins
Zero Napkins

Do you know who they are now?
Use your own judgement, but remember, It could be your child, a nephew, a cousin, a neighbor, it could be you. Help end this madness.

Now, I see why they sell so much toilet paper, They are full of ….