Today we learned the sad news that Adam Yauch (aka MCA of the Beastie Boys) passed away. Some of the true pioneers of hip hop, the Beastie Boys were the first rap group to crack the Billboard 200 charts with their debut album Licensed to Ill. In honor of Adam Yauch’s memory we’ve compiled a playlist of our favorite hip hop tracks from the MP3.com database. So throw on these tunes and raise a toast to OG MC, MCA.
Hip hop has evolved over its roughly 30 years of popularity into one of the most divisive musical genres since. Mainstream, underground; egotistical, abstract; guest verses, breaks. Two things that remain consistent in all spectrums of the genre are beats and rhymes.
Today the world learned the sad news that Don Cornelius, the ultra-smooth host of the iconic television show Soul Train, passed away. To commemorate him we’ve put together a playlist of some of our favorite soul tracks from the MP3 database. Take a listen, grab some free downloads, and pay homage to one of the great music hosts of all time.
We’ve given away so much great music this week, we could close our eyes and pin the tail on the MP3 and still come up with a winner every time. We’ll remind you of a few of our faves before we grab a stick and break the MP3 pinata that’s hanging in the boss’s office that’s full of next week’s music.
A quintet of highly-respected classical musicians, a funky Dixieland outfit that pays respects to the street line and the Meters and a six-piece lounge band that plays “junkyard cabaret.”
Yeah, baby, it’s Tuba Tuesday!
We knew the minute we woke up that today needs to be a Mod Monday, a day filled with music that harkens back to the glory days of London ’65, when men were men no matter how long their hair. The spirit lives here, right now, with this pair of tunes from our catalog.