“MCA Day” To Celebrate Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch, Hip-Hop Culture This Weekend


(AllHipHop News) The four elements of Hip-Hop culture (rap music, DJing, B-Boying, and art) will all be on display this upcoming weekend at the second annual “MCA Day” in Brooklyn, New York. The event was created as a celebration of Beastie Boys founding member Adam “MCA” Yauch’s huge contributions to the culture.

DJ JS-1 , Pat P###, Operator EMC and DJ Skizz will be spinning Beastie Boys’ music, and members of the groundbreaking B-Boy crew the Dynamic Rockers will also be in attendance to entertain the crowd.

The centerpieces of “MCA Day” will be the various visual installations displayed throughout the space. Attendees will get to see rare photographs of the band by renown music/skateboard photographer Glen E. Friedman who shot MCA, Michael “Mike D” Diamond, and Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz before the trio became superstars.

Pics by Sunny Bak, the photographer who captured the iconic image of the Beasties in front of the World’s Fair Globe, will also be a part of the exhibit.

Brooklyn artist and co-creator of the Jam Master Jay Foundation for Music’s “Jam Awards” Michael “Mr Kaves” McLeer will show some of his work, and fans will have the opportunity to present their pieces as well.

The Beastie Boys fanthology project, Keep It On and On, will be showing artwork by fans from around the world, and for those people who will not be able to make it to “MCA Day,”  Keep It On and On will run the images on their Facebook page throughout the day and provide free downloadable PDFs of the art.

The festivities will take place on the one year anniversary of the death of MCA. The Brooklyn bred emcee passed away from throat cancer on May 4, 2012.

“I felt this tremendous void. Like a lot of people the Beastie Boys became the soundtrack to my life. I started to realize there were a lot of people sharing and struggling with the same feelings. I wanted to do something, but I wasn’t sure what to do and how to do it,” said “MCA Day” founder Mike Kearney in a statement.

Eventually, Kearney used Facebook and Twitter to connect with other Beastie Boys fans, and the collective put together the first “MCA Day” last year in Union Square. The initial makeshift event drew artists from around the nation including Beastie Boy Ad-Rock.

With a full year under their belts the organizers of “MCA Day” 2012 are putting together an even bigger celebration for the legendary musician, video director, film producer, and humanitarian.

The second annual “MCA Day” will take place May 4 at the Littlefield art space in Brooklyn, New York from 11 AM – 4 PM. The event is free to the public.

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