Beasties' Yauch Finds a Groove With Hoops Doc

Rapper/director's Gunnin' For That #1 Spot opens tomorrow
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 26, 2008 5:45 PM CDT
Adam Yauch, aka MCA, hits the red carpet with fellow Beastie Boys, Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz (left) and Michael "Mike D" Diamond (center) in 2007.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Though by his own admission, he's "just terrible at watching basketball on television," Beastie Boy Adam Yauch—aka MCA—has directed a documentary about the nation's top prep players. Gunnin' for That #1 Spot opens tomorrow, and Radar catches up with Yauch, whose fight for his right to party is trickier now that he's a gray-haired soccer dad. Among the highlights:

  • On the film: "I wanted to be able to convey being right inside of the game and to have the game move with the music and the slo-mo, and to jump back and forth from those two realities."
  • Daily grind: "I listen to NPR. I get up at 8 and take my daughter to school. Music, lately, I haven't been doing a lot of sitting around and listening to records."
  • Big picture: "I don't know how my life has unfolded karmically, but every minor frustration and happiness is all based on things I've done going back over infinite time."