Since the untimely passing of Beastie Boys member MCA earlier this month, several people have created tributes, played the group’s music on radio, and/or just remembered him. NYC-based streetwear brand, Entree Lifestyle, recently created their own tribute, a huge mural in the late icon’s hometown of Brooklyn.
Taking to a rooftop, the brand painted a fitting tribute, that reads “MCA” in huge, bold lettering with the word “GRATITUDE” over it — which has two meanings: their gratitude toward MCA’s influence on them, and it’s also the title of a the trio’s 1992 rock-style single from their third studio LP, Check Your Head.
Below is Entree’s explanation of the MCA mural (via their blog):
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.
For more info on Entree Lifestyle, visit EntreeLifestyle.com.