Watch Adam Yauch's basketball movie, 'Gunnin’ For That #1 Spot'
Last Friday, The 405 received the news that Beastie Boys MC and music legend Adam Yauch (MCA) had passed away due to cancer. In his later years it wasn't just music that dominated his life, he was also a critically acclaimed directory too.
His directorial debut Gunnin' For That #1 Spot was filmed in Brooklyn, and follows 24 prospective and hopeful high school basketball players trying to make it in the NBA.
"If you knock me, you'll get mocked / I'll stir fry you in my wok / Your knees will start shaking and your fingers pop / Like a pinch on the neck from Mr. Spock" goes one of the more memorable couplets on the Beastie Boys' 1997 hit 'Intergalactic'. It may not be one of Adam Yauch's best (and it certainly isn't one of his worst), but it's a classic example of the playful braggadocio he – under his MCA moniker - and the group excelled in from their formative years... [read more]