1 Year After MCA’s Death: Beastie Boys Memoir, 2nd ‘MCA Day’ Planned

Posted on: May 2nd, 2013 at 6:30 am by
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May 4, 2012. It’s already been one year since Adam “MCA” Yauch lost his battle with cancer. Then, as now, fans continue to reel at the loss of talent and what mighta been with future Beastie Boys musical output.

The surviving two rappers have predominantly staved the spotlight during the interim; although Mike D did score headlines with his goodwill relief efforts in the Rockaways post-Hurricane Sandy (i.e. Rockaway Plate Lunch truck). Now, the duo is planning to pen a Beastie Boys memoir.

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According to a report in the New York Times this week, the king Ad Rock and Mike D are teaming up with hip-hop journalist Sacha Jenkins for the publication. Their story will reportedly be told loosely in an “oral history” format rather than a chronological narration. A deal was recently signed with Random House imprint Spiegel & Grau.

Luke Janklow, the group’s agent, is comparing the forthcoming memoir to the short-lived Grand Royal magazine in the 1990s, which covered their pop-culture interests with a healthy helping of snark.

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In other MCA news, Brooklyn’s Littlefield performance and art space will hold the second annual “MCA Day” on Saturday. The installations will focus on the visual – meaning lots of rare photos and such. Check out the video below:

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