George and Julia's Vegan Underground

Remembering influential vegans

The Beastie Boys are photographed at the 2006 Sundance film festival in Park City

It’s sad to report that one of the most influential hip-hop lyricist, Adam Yauch (47), has passed. He was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in 2009, and under the guidance of Tibetan doctors he became vegan (source TMZ).

Although George and I didn’t know him personally, the rhymes he produced have been candy to our ears for several years. There’s very few artists that we overlap with, but the Beastie Boys is a group we both can boogie down to. When George was a young pup in the 80’s he was Fighting for his right (to party) and contemplating about Brass Monkey (that funky monkey), and when I was growing up in the 90’s I was experiencing the exciting rifts of Sabotage and worshipping Hello Nasty. It’s a sad day for Brooklyn.

Here’s my favorite Beastie Boys song.


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