Entree Lifestyle “Gratitude” MCA Tribute Rooftop Mural
It comes to no surprise that tributes to Adam “MCA” Yauch would come in many forms after the news of his unfortunate and sudden death. One such form is a rooftop mural at the borough’s Midwood neighborhood in Brookyln by members of Entree Lifestyle. The mural is of the rapper’s nickname MCA with the word gratitude across and the words “Namo Amituofo” in Chinese characters meaning “Praises to the Loving Buddha ” in honor of Yauch’s Buddhist faith. The characters are superimposed onto the setting sun in a Japanese stylistic art form. Check out the mural if you ever pass the area as it is viewable from the F Subway Line elevated overpass.
This is what members of Entree Lifestyle had to say:
“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