What about Mario Caldato? Why didn’t he produce “To The Five Boroughs”? The Beastie Chronicles II w/ Beastie Boys Manager Felicia Villarreal by Booboosnack (Ft. Beastie Boys & Felicia Villarreal) 37

Longtime Beastie collaborator, Mario Caldato, Jr. is from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Although technically, his role for Paul’s Boutique was engineer, it has been suggested that “engineer” does not fairly capture the impact that Mario had on that record. He became an instrumental force in producing the Beastie sound through the Hello Nasty-era.

Above, Mario’s thinking, “I don’t know, that SNR just doesn’t sound real clean to me.”

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And I think that Ricky probably had other stuff going on. The Beastie Chronicles II w/ Beastie Boys Manager Felicia Villarreal by Booboosnack (Ft. Beastie Boys & Felicia Villarreal) 37

Ricky Powell (b.11.20.1961) is an American photographer, known for his environmental portraits of organic urban—frequently NYC—subjects. A longtime associate of the Beastie Boys, his work has been acclaimed in its own right, with Powell’s images having been featured in The New York Times, The New York Post, The Village Voice, TIME, VIBE, The Source, Rolling Stone, and numerous other publications. Powell is the author of four books.

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The Captain The Beastie Chronicles II w/ Beastie Boys Manager Felicia Villarreal by Booboosnack (Ft. Beastie Boys & Felicia Villarreal) 37

Sean Henry Carasov was the Beastie Boys' former road/tour/personal manager. From their early hardcore days, through the recording of License to Ill, and LTI’s subsequent tours, “The Captain” was an integral member of the Beastie entourage. When the Boys split with Def Jam/Rush Management, Carasov followed suit, and became known for brokering the the deal that got A Tribe Called Quest signed with Jive Records.

source: gloriousnoise

Carasov, aka Rorschach, aka Captain Pissy, was a pioneer within 4Chan and Encyclopaedia Dramatica, and a hero to Anonymous. Captain ended his own life on 10.30.2010. RIP.

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Grand Royal was this amazing new label that the Boys had. It was in Atwater. It was another huge part of my life, and I put a great deal of love into it. It was one of the first independent artist labels and I got to see many amazing musicians come out of it. There was a lot of passion and love, and lots of dynamic people involved The Beastie Chronicles II w/ Beastie Boys Manager Felicia Villarreal by Booboosnack (Ft. Beastie Boys & Felicia Villarreal) 37

In conjunction with Capitol Records, Beastie Boys set up Grand Royal in 1992. As a pioneering indie record label, GR gave huge breaks to many up-&-coming artists.

While all three Beastie Boys were involved in GR to varying degrees, Mike became the driving force behind the record label, magazine, and merchandising.

Fresh squeezed—and guaranteed every time—by Jay Myers

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Mix Master Mike’s The Beastie Chronicles II w/ Beastie Boys Manager Felicia Villarreal by Booboosnack (Ft. Beastie Boys & Felicia Villarreal) 37

Born Michael Schwartz in San Francisco, California, MMM is widely regarded as one of the greatest djs in history. In 1992, Mike won the New Music Seminar/Supermen Inc. DJ Battle for World Supremacy in NYC— the first West Coast DJ ever to hold that title. He then went on to win the DMC World DJ Championships, both with his turntablism crew, the Rock Steady DJs, and subsequently, with DJ Qbert. Together with Qbert and DJ Apollo, MMM formed the turntablist collective, The Invisibl Skratch Piklz. Mix Master Mike has been the Beastie Boys’ DJ since Hello Nasty. He is married to Dianne Copeland of Copeland Entertainment.

Photo Credit: Bryan Steffy for vegasnews

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The next morning, we were going to Irvine Meadows for the KROQ Weenie Roast. The Beastie Chronicles II w/ Beastie Boys Manager Felicia Villarreal by Booboosnack (Ft. Beastie Boys & Felicia Villarreal) 37

The KROQ Weenie Roast is an annual concert featuring multiple artists run by modern rock radio station KROQ-FM out of LA, California. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R26C4GvuS70

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Until I live my last days, I’ll never forget Cane saying, “Aiight, see ‘ya later… Rookie.” The Beastie Chronicles II w/ Beastie Boys Manager Felicia Villarreal by Booboosnack (Ft. Beastie Boys & Felicia Villarreal) 37

Wendell Fite, bka Hurricane, handled the wheels of steel as the B-Boys’ DJ—from the Raising Hell Tour with Run DMC in 1986 through through pre-Hello Nasty.

Above: In the studio, working with Jermaine Dupri and JByrd, 2014

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I had been in touch with Mike a little more frequently because he had come out to LA. He was curating an exhibit at the at the MOCA in downtown Los Angeles. The Beastie Chronicles II w/ Beastie Boys Manager Felicia Villarreal by Booboosnack (Ft. Beastie Boys & Felicia Villarreal) 37

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrTLrdCDDm0 The always versailte Mike D is serious about supporting the arts. From 4.20.12 − 5.6.12, Diamond curated Transmission LA: AV CLUB, a multidisciplinary festival highlighting the talents of “16 contemporary artists, musicians, designers, filmmakers, and chefs.”

When not rocking his savoir-faire in wallpaper design, remixes, or reviewing wine, Mike keeps himself occupied by standing up for those who are homeless and/or struggling to get by. And like Buddy Rich, he’s known to fly off the handle behind a green trap kit.

above, Mike at Lollapalooza, 1994

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Silva Artist Management The Beastie Chronicles II w/ Beastie Boys Manager Felicia Villarreal by Booboosnack (Ft. Beastie Boys & Felicia Villarreal) 37

John Silva is the founder and CEO of Silva Artist Management, which manages the Beastie Boys.

Above, at the Naming Ceremony for Adam Yauch Park, Silva is on the far right.
Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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Gotta get my mind right Humberto vs the New Reactionaries: Christine and the Queens Remixx by Mike D

The short but sweet Kenzo interview is packed with insights into Mike Diamond’s style and creative process. Here’s a couple more jems to highlight just how Mike goes about getting his “mind right”…

When asked how this collaboration came about, Mike explained:

We were introduced by a mutual friend and collaborator, Spike Jonze. My experience has been that when good people are put together by other good people, good things come of it. And voila.

Naturally, BBoys fans will recall Mr. Jonze as the director of videos such as “Sabotage” and “Sure Shot,” amongst several others.

source: hollywoodreporter via Billy Farrell Agency via m-i-k-e-tothe-d

When asked about what rules he needed to follow when writing the perfect music for fashion models to walk a runway, Mike said:

I think I am more comfortable being ignorant of rules.

Nice…
But rules or no rules, there’s no doubt that Mike is always on time.

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