Theme Mix Saturday – A Beard Like A Billy Goat

May 5th, 2012

Dedicated to Adam Yauch, aka MCA, who died yesterday after fighting cancer for three years. Stupid cancer. In addition to being an awesome rapper, bassist, and director, Yauch was a class act. The world is better off for having had him in it.

This Beastie Boys mix features tracks with my favorite MCA lines highlighted where I find ’em. Rest in peace, beastie.

Name Album MCA Quote
1 Jimmy James Check Your Head “This is type a’ kinda like a formal dedication”
2 Time To Get Ill Licensed to Ill “Now what’s the time?”
3 The Negotiation Limerick File Hello Nasty  
4 The Sounds of Science Paul’s Boutique “Expanding the rhymes of sucker MC amateurs”
5 Nonstop Disco Powerpack Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2 “Well, I feel right / I speak my words on the track cuz the track sound tight”
6 In 3’s Check Your Head (instrumental)
7 Alright Hear This Ill Communication “I ask God for a rhyme or two / A little something for the wise as well as the fools”
8 Shadrach Paul’s Boutique “Smoke the holy chalice, got my own religion”
9 Slow Ride Licensed To Ill “They got a committee to get me off the block / Cuz I say my rhymes loud and I say ’em nonstop”
10 Shake Your Rump Paul’s Boutique “Yeah, we’ve got beef, chief / We’re knocking out teeth, chief / And if you don’t believe us you should question your belief, Keith”
11 Three MC’s and One DJ Hello Nasty “All top secret and classified / I grab ahold of a mic and let the words glide”
12 What Comes Around Paul’s Boutique  
13 So What’cha Want Check Your Head “I’ve got depth of perception in my text y’all / I get props at my mention cuz I vex y’all”
14 Car Thief Paul’s Boutique “I don’t buy cheeba, I grow it”
15 Sure Shot Ill Communication “I’ve got more rhymes than I’ve got gray hairs, and that’s a lot because I’ve got my share”
16 B-Boys in the Cut Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2 “Come at me with rain I’m coming back with hail / My broadsword will cut through your chainmail”
17 Unite Hello Nasty “Will someone in the Knicks please drive the lane?”
18 B-Boy Bouillabaise Paul’s Boutique “I’m going to the limits of my ultimate destiny / Feeling as though somewhere somebody’s testing me”

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. emily  |  May 6th, 2012 at 3:34 am

    Sorry I didn’t get to weigh in on this, not that I had much to contribute. The Shake Your Rump line is definitely one of my favorites. I also like the “I’ll stir fry you in my wok” bit from Intergalactic.

  • 2. tk.  |  May 12th, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    You used that quote from “Unite” once upon a time as an email subject, I believe, which made me realize, “Oh, that’s what he’s saying there?” So your contributions are here to an extent, just subtly implicit or somesuch.

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