Tag: beastie boys

  • How Adam Yauch Became Rap’s Fun-Loving Social Change Advocate

    Anyway you slice it, Adam “MCA” Yauch of the Beastie Boys was as “cool as a cucumber in a bowl of hot sauce,” even when his conversation changed from silly lyrics and dropping beats to deep social commentary and dropping thought bombs. The hip-hop pioneer, who would’ve turned 54 yesterday had life not been cut short […]

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  • Keep ‘Em Guessing: A Bizarre Holiday Gift List for the Special Musician in Your Life

    Keep ‘Em Guessing: A Bizarre Holiday Gift List for the Special Musician in Your Life

    If you’re still wondering what to wrap up inside a box this holiday season, maybe your list could use a bit of outside the box thinking. We can help with that! Here’s a list of our favorite bizarre musical gifts for the loved ones in your life who deserve something a bit special this year! (If you […]

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  • 5 Simple but Effective Arrangement Tricks That’ll Bring a Track to Life

    5 Simple but Effective Arrangement Tricks That’ll Bring a Track to Life

    Sometimes what makes a song really stand out isn’t so much the writing, per se — it’s the arrangement of the instruments on the recording or performance. The different combinations of sounds and varied dynamic ranges of certain instruments can change a cliché chord progression or melody line into a stand-out moment. When used as a […]

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