Hat tip to egotrip for pointing us to the Entree LS crew, who paid tribute to the dearly departed MCA in the best way imaginable: They painted the above mural, and the word “gratitude” on a building in Brooklyn. Here’s what they wrote:
On a personal note, the Beastie Boys were like older brothers to us. Inspiring us as rappers,stereo type crushers, instrumentalists, culture kings, videographers, editors, business men, show men and as exceptional and special human beings. Thank you for the inspiration, for this and many many more good reasons, in the heart of Midwood Brooklyn, where it all began, we payed tribute to the energy he gave us in the best way we knew how. Thank you for your contributions to music, art, and humanity. Shout outs to Mike-D, King Ad Rock, and all of the family and friends of Adam Yauch. Our condolences during these difficult times. MCA’s essence lives on.
Check out photos of the creation of the mural here.