Giant MCA Tribute Mural Recreates ‘Licensed To Ill’ Album Cover

    The ourpouring of grief since the death of Beastie Boy Adam “MCA” Yauch has taken many forms; from the Mets players using the Beastie Boys as their walk on music, to the Red Hot Chili Peppers playing instrumental covers at their recent Newark, N.J. show. However, the altered appearance of some urban spaces suggests that the grieving and urge to pay tribute to the hip hop legend are communal, even global in scale.  A fitting street art homage to Yauch appeared in the seaside town of Brighton, England last weekend. Painted by AROE MSK of the Heavy Artillery crew, the epic 12 foot high and 64 foot long mural reproduces the cover of the Beastie Boys’ 1986 seminal debut Licensed to Ill.  The mural follows Team Entrée’s “Gratitude” tribute to Yauch in Midwood, Brooklyn last week. Additional murals have been cited in and around New York City, including First Street, between First and Second Avenue, and numerous stickers popping up around Brooklyn and Manhattan. MCA may be gone, but he is  certainly not forgotten. [Ego Trip]