Good morning from Newport Beach everyone! As I’m sitting here at my desk sipping on my morning coffee thinking about some of the weddings that I’ve been photographing and the music that has been played at the receptions – it seems that a lot of people are really enjoying some of the classic hip hop, rock & dance music. So when I thought of what I wanted to share with you today for this week’s West Coast Wednesday Video Of The Week, I thought – hey, how about some classic hip hop.
Well… it just so happens that one of my favourite hip hop groups has a new album, single & video out and I just had to share it with you. They’re a trio out of New York City and have been around for what seems like ages as I’ve been following them since the 80’s but to others that just discovered them, they’re totally brand new.
The hip hop group that I’m referring to is the Beastie Boys. If you’re not too familiar with them, check out their history that I picked up on Wikipedia, it’s awesome!
The Beastie Boys began as hardcore punk band in 1979, first appearing on the compilation cassette New York Thrash before releasing their first EP, Polly Wog Stew, in 1982. After achieving moderate local success with the 1983 release of their experimental hip-hop” Cooky Puss, they made the transition to hip-hop in 1984 and a string of successful 12″ singles followed by their debut album Licensed to Ill in 1986 which received international critical acclaim and commercial success. As of 2010, they have sold 22 million albums in the United States and 40 million albums worldwide.
They are one of the longest lived hip-hop acts worldwide and continue to enjoy commercial and critical success in 2011, nearly 25 years after the release of their debut album. On September 27, 2007, they were nominated for induction into theRock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2009, the group released digitally remastered deluxe editions of their albums Paul’s Boutique, Check Your Head, Ill Communication and Hello Nasty. Their eighth studio album, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, was released on May 3, 2011, and received positive reviews.”
Just that little bit of history about the Beastie Boys is totally impressive!
But before you check out this week’s West Coast Wednesday Video Of The Week and you’re thinking… Hey – I’d really like to get to know this Newport Beach Wedding Photographer (Previously a Huntington Beach Wedding Photographer) that loves funky and sassy dance rock, fashion, photography and art, feel free to contact me anytime.
So without further ado, I give you the Beastie Boys with “Make Some Noise” from Newport Beach for today’s West Coast Wednesday Video Of The Week. Feel free to sit back with your favourite morning beverage, enjoy the mad skills with the bad boys from NYC and kick off your West Coast Wednesday positively in Newport Beach, Huntington Beach or another part of this huge planet that we’re all a part of.
Have an awesome West Coast Wednesday and also remember to keep the “Butterfly Effect” happening and make it a totally positive one for someone else too – cheers!
PS, Here is a quote that I thought I would share with you from the Above & Beyond performance that I just experienced at Sutra Lounge in Costa Mesa: “No Dream Is Too Big” (I shared some pictures & videos on my personal Facebook page – check ’em out!). Above & Beyond had that up on a screen along with a lot of others throughout their performance & happened to jot that one down when I was down on the dance floor with the couple thousand other fans. It really spoke to me & I had a feeling that it would speak to someone else as well.
PSS, Thanks so much for your patience with a lot of the events that I’ve been shooting and not able to get online as quickly as I prefer. There’s quite a bit of growth happening with Esquire Photography and I’ve recently needed to bring on a Business Manager to give me more time to take care of the weddings and events that I’m photographing around Newport Beach, San Diego and Ventura. But my regular blogging schedule will resume VERY soon. Thanks!