It all started three weeks ago when I tried re-immersing myself in the genus of the Beastie Boys
for what seemed like the first time in years. I first re-tapped into their incredible videos for Intergalactic
These were music videos that heavily influenced me during my early preteen and teenage years. I have been sharing them with my friends lately. I want them to know how the Intergalactic
video had a hand in shaping who I am today. Truly, this video is as ridiculous as I am. The first time I saw it, I knew I had
to dedicate my life to finding out why
this was so.
Soon after, I spent some time revisiting one of my favorite albums of all time; Hello Nasty
. After that, I did a google search for the classic lyric, "Dogs love me 'cause I'm crazy sniffable" found on the track, The Move
. I quickly stumbled onto another blog
that agreed with my opinion; as far as Beasite Boys
albums go, Hello Nasty
reigns supreme. My Beasite Boys
craving was satisfied... temporarily.
A few weeks later, I was unsurprised to find myself to getting back into Hip Hop and Rap. It started when I caught the track A Day At the Races
featured in a well-cut short student video done by Dan Mahle
of the musical duo Ideology
. I instantly loved the track the first time the movie's audio hit my ears. Kudos to Dan: while this is the first year he has spent frequently cutting video, he has already had a several-year run in the world of audio editing. It's great to see anyone carry over their audio editing skill into video, but Dan does it with style.
So without little hesitation, I picked up a copy of A Day At the Races
. It led me to revisit my Hip Hop/Rap playlist. Soon, I was also diving back into some of my favorites including Busta Rhymes
. I even picked up a copy of Quality Control
and started listening to it again. Despite having heard the tune over three-hundred times while playing the crap out of Jet Grind Radio
on my beloved Sega Dreamcast
, I can still stand behind such fine lyrics like, "You baby MC's drink Pedialyte
While underground doesn't like you, the media might."
As a result of coming across all this good stuff again, I've been spending all week jumping around this Hip Hop/Rap playlist of mine. It's been a while since I've listened to anything in it, the Beastie Boys
Especially significant tonight was when I found myself quoting lyrics to a Beastie Boys
track I just couldn't quite remember the title of. It frustrated me. I felt like I was letting down a group I have such strong respect for. After combing through all my Beastie Boys
albums with a fine-toothed comb, I realized I was mentally going over my favorite bits from Unite
(once again off the Hello Nasty
I love that song. The Beastie Boys are just so funky, I can't stand it. Listen to Funky Boss
and you'll see what I mean.
... I can't wait to check out their new instrumental album, The Mix-Up