At the news of his sudden passing on May 4th, New Yorkers have found ways to honor the life of Adam “MCA” Yauch, member of the iconic hip-hop troupe Beastie Boys. For the members of Brooklyn upstart Entree Lifestyle, it was a rooftop mural at the borough’s Midwood neighborhood. Hastily put-together because of bad weather, the mural shows gratitude to the late rapper and honors his Buddhist faith with the inscription “Namo Amituofo” (Praises to the Loving Buddha) superimposed onto the setting sun. If you live around the area, you will able to view the mural from the F Subway Line elevated overpass.
May 7th 2012, the rain let up in Brooklyn for just enough time to let us pay homage to an inspirational artist and person from our hometown. MCA, who sadly passed away on May 4th, 2012, was a founding member of the prodigious Beastie Boys. 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. -Team Entree