RIP Baatin

Slum Village member Baatin was found dead in his home. While the cause of death remains unknown, the reality of the loss of another talented member of the Detroit hip-hop community is all too discernible. We’ll miss you, Baatin.

News: Beastie Boys Postpone Album Release, Cancel Tour

News just arrived that the Beastie Boys are postponing the release of their new album, Hot Sauce Committee Part 1, and canceling upcoming tour dates. The unfortunate reason is that Adam Yauch, nee MCA, has been diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in his left parotid gland. Fortunately, it was caught early and it is considered to be very treatable. Yauch had this to say:

“I just need to take a little time to get this in check, and then we’ll release the record and play some shows. It’s a pain in the neck (sorry had to say it) because I was really looking forward to playing these shows, but the doctors have made it clear that this is not the kind of thing that can be put aside to deal with later.”