I'm still struggling to digest the news of the passing of MCA, however the news today that TUF AMERICA have just filed a lawsuit against the BEASTIE BOYS for unauthorised use of TROUBLE FUNK samples dating back to 1985. The lawsuit itself was filed the day before MCA's untimely death, by none other than TUFF CITY RECORDS owner AARON FUCHS, and named each of the BEASTIE BOYS members individually. As you may guess, the response to this lawsuit by grieving BEASTIES fans is one of utter disgust. Especially considering AARON FUCHS's own personal record over the years has been anything but unblemished, and every story I ever hear about this dude always gives me the impression he lives on the shady side of town!
A message to TUF AMERICA - Mr FUCHS you certainly know how to create enemies in this hip hop business, but may I suggest those in glass houses should never throw stones. Remember, what comes around always goes around and I guess I'm not the only one wishing some damn bad luck on the TUF CITY RECORDS founder. And to be honest it really is a damn shame considering it is one of my favourite labels from the Golden Era of Hip Hop. But you only have to check their own catalogue to find a long list of unauthorised samples, so here's hoping this turns around and bites HIM on the ass!
this unseen BEASTIE BOYS footage taken from the third series of THE DAVE CHAPPELLE SHOW (which never aired) and hence this clip was never shown. How fucking dope are these dudes? Eeeeeeee drop!