Way back when all Australian’s knew how to do at concerts was mosh and crowd surf inappropriately to everything, I remember seeing Beastie Boys at Sydney’s Hordern Pavillion, just after Hello Nasty was released. It was an amazing show as the group played as a band performing their really diverse catalogue. Amazing.
They are a group that has reinvented themselves again and again over time. Never staying still. They way were the group that helped to expose hip hop to white kids, but through the years also introduced hip hop kids to punk, bossanova, funk, country and much more.
Rest in Peace, Adam Yauch a.k.a. MCA. This our tribute to the Beastie Boys put together by DJ Naiki
Beastie Boys – The New Style
Beastie Boys – Rock Hard
The Beastie Boys – Remote Control
Jimi Hendrix – Happy Birthday
The Turtles – I’m Chief Kamanawanalea
Beastie Boys – Jimmy James
Beastie Boys – Sure Shot
Beastie Boys – Get It Together
The Beastie Boys – The Move
Rose Royce – Do Your Dance (Part 1 & Part 2)
Beastie Boys – Shadrach
Sly & The Family Stone – Loose Booty
Beastie Boys – Shadrach
The Commodores – Machine Gun
Beastie Boys – Hey Ladies
Rose Royce – Born To Love You
Beastie Boys – Shake Your Rump
Beastie Boys – Intergalactic
Beastie Boys – Triple Trouble
Beastie Boys – Ch-Check it Out
Beastie Boys – Egg Man
Curtis Mayfield – Little Child Runnin’ Wild
Beastie Boys – Brass Monkey
Beastie Boys – You Gotta Fight For Your Right (To Party)
Southside Movement – I’ve Been Watching You (part 2)
Beastie Boys – So What’Cha Want
Beastie Boys – Root Down
Listen: Beastie Boys – Egg Man
Listen: Curtis Mayfield – Superfly
Listen: Beastie Boys – Jimmy James
Listen: Curtis Knight, Jimi Hendrix and Lonnie – Happy Birthday
He went pop, but was still well respect among his peers in hip hop. Just listen to the ‘Friends & Respect’ interlude below where everybody from Kool G Rap to Buju Banton to KRS One to Queen Latifah talk with so such admiration about Heavy D even before he passed. Rest In Peace to the overweight lover. Such good memories of doing running man and trying to suck face with girlies to your music.
My gosh! Songs like these were just so ahead of their time. I grew up with Aaliyah. I had a little R&B/Hip Hop song that we had written to the Back N Forth Instrumental, and used to perform at Under 18 Parties way back in the days.
Aaliyah would be my age now, and was always a celebrity crush of mine. Today it is 10 years since she was lost to the world. Rest in Peace.
Here are some remixes of her stuff that I think are actually good.
Dam! She was an artist that I played on my show as much as I could get away with. An amazing voice, but also a brilliant song writer. She brought the retro soul movement into the mainstream with original songs that had candor and a sense humor rare in the genre. Even as a wreck on Never Mind The Buzzcocks, she came across as a very lovable, witty hopeless case. As a fan I really wish she made more music. But it is not to be. Such a waste.
Possibly one of the first white rappers, and definitely the only white soul artist of the 80’s that had consistent, credible hits on the R&B charts, Teena Marie died on Sunday at the age of 54. To pay our tribute, we thought we would post some Teena Marie classics and some of the hip hop songs she inspired. Oh and check out her rap verse on Square Biz. Fyyyyaaahhhh!