Beastie Boys - A Year And A Day

| Kerri

M.C. for what I am and do
The A is for Adam and the lyrics; true
So as pray and hope and the message is sent
And I am living in the dreams that I have dreamt
Because I'm down with the three the unstoppable three
Me and Adam and D. were born to M.C.
And my body and soul and mind are pure
Not polluted or diluted or damaged beyond cure
Just lyrics from I to you recited
Arrested, bailed but cuffed and indicted
Enter the arena as I take center stage
The lights set low and the night has come of age

Not a well known Beasties track (and maybe cheating since it's a slice from a 12-minute suite), but fitting title for the day-after our first blogiversary! We're also just a few days past the fifth anniversary of Adam Yauch's passing. The Beastie Boys were very formative to me, frequently misogynistic lyrics notwithstanding. I already liked a lot of rap/hip-hop but knew I wasn't really included in that scene, as a white middle-class middle-schooler, until Licensed to Ill came out. We've strived to put a little something of everything we like in the music world on The Most Important Song during it's first year, and hope that means it has something for everyone on it. Let us know on FB or twitter if we've missed your old or new favorite!

RIYL: Run-DMC, Public Enemy, House of Pain, Digital Underground, Twenty One Pilots