Check out my interview with H.R.
(Bad Brains) here
Yes... [Adam Yauch of Beastie Boys] was a very creative, effective, and responsible individual who had the intelligence to know that something unique was going on. Out of that uniqueness, he represented to his kids and loved ones that he had an image of versatility. And that's what he would encourage the band to do. He encouraged us to remain self-sufficient and also as positive as humanly possible. So through that emphasis from him, and that priority for him wanting the group to remain true to the word and true to the core as we could, we understood exactly where he was coming from. It just made sense. He talked about how he...