Itchy trigger finger but a stable turntable

The reason we’re not at Osheaga this weekend is simple: the Beastie Boys had to pull out because Adam Yauch was diagnosed with cancer. Jay-Z replaced the Beasties at the All Points West show on Friday, and he opened by playing No Sleep Till Brooklyn. Then he dedicated the whole set to Yauch. How awesome is that?

Via Gothamist:

Looking for more?

Get the Best of Maclean's sent straight to your inbox. Sign up for news, commentary and analysis.