Every Wednesday we’re giving you a deeper look into what makes the minds behind Kempt tick. We call it: The Kempt Five.
More sad news from the music world today: Rolling Stone reports that pioneering rapper, and cofounder of the Beastie Boys, Adam “MCA” Yauch has passed. He was a visionary and an icon—in fact, we crowned the trio as such, merely weeks ago. Let’s take a look back, and celebrate a life that helped shape the music and style game for the better part of the three decades. Rest in peace, homeboy.
Spending three decades in the public eye is no easy thing, especially when you’re lashed to a scene as ephemeral as old-school rap or hardcore punk. Or both. So we’d like to raise a glass to the Boys of Beastie, who have weathered the storm better than anyone could have expected, and emerged in the 21st century as models for what hip, punk-inflected 40-year-olds look like. Here are five high points, for your perusal.
New York’s Milk Studios is mostly known for hosting Fashion Week shows and high-profile photo shoots, but they just jumped into the e-commerce game, offering prints, books and collectibles from their deep roster of photographers. It’s great news for anyone looking to snag some reflected glory—or interested in picking up a bigger version of this infamous naked snowboarding shot.
Also, if you wanted to see a picture of Jack White and Spike Jonze hanging out with the Beastie Boys, it could be arranged.
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