Founding member of the Beastie Boys and drummer extraordinaire, Kate Schellenbach, talks about: early Beastie history, her apprehension of being a rap superstar, life as a television producer, the most difficult Luscious Jackson song to drum, and the whereabouts of Manny.
Renown photographer Glen E. Friedman talks in depth about his iconic work with the Beastie Boys, including the day that yielded the cover shot for Check Your Head.
He also discusses why he threatened to scratch the negative for Public Enemy's It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, how he almost scored the cover shot for Ill Communication, and whether or not he'll ever join Instagram.
Glen will be signing his latest book, My Rules, on Tue., December 8 at Pilgrim Surf Supply in Brooklyn (68 N. 3rd St.) from 6-8PM.
Jeremy Shatan, member of the Young Aborigines and the man responsible for taking the cover photo for Paul's Boutique talks about, well, taking the cover photo for Paul's Boutique, mix-tape etiquette, hanging out with Mike D as a teenager, why he turned down a free "long-box" of Licensed to Ill, and his important work with the charity Hope & Heroes.
A year-long celebration of the greatest Beastie Boys surprise of all-time!
NOTE: A special addendum was added to this episode featuring Jim and Prof giving their take on the newly released "Too Many Rappers" music video. During the discussion the memory card on their recorder crashed. Instead of giving you an incomplete conversation, we'll give you a full critique at a later date.
Let's face it, the one medium that was able to combine all of Adam Yauch's creative passions into a singular work of art was the music video.
Through these short-films—put to music created by his band—Yauch inspired us all with his fascination of music, film, editing, the fish-eye lens, family, basketball, snowboarding, skateboarding, comedy, costumes, humanitarianism, fake mustaches, lederhosen, goofing around, growing up, and spitting rhymes with boyhood friends.
These teenage pals of his also happened to be expert showmen, ones who were able to make an entire generation of music lovers believe they were the funniest, coolest, dopest human beings in existence.
Here's an in-depth look at their music videos that made us fans for life: