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RIP: Beastie Boys Co-Founder Adam Yauch Dead at 47

by Prince Of Petworth — May 4, 2012 at 1:40 pm 14 Comments

From Rolling Stone:

Adam Yauch, one-third of the pioneering hip-hop group the Beastie Boys, has died at the age of 48, Rolling Stone has learned. Yauch, also known as MCA, had been in treatment for cancer since 2009. The rapper was diagnosed in 2009 after discovering a tumor in his salivary gland.

  • Very sad news. R.I.P., MCA.


  • I. Rex

    Nooooo. So sad to hear that. I so love their music and their style. Their concerts were hands down the most fun concerts I’ve ever attended. MCA’s raspy delivery was the best….

  • The Beastie Boys were the soundtrack to my high school years. I’ll miss you, MCA.

    • NoSleepTillBrookland

      I second that. BBoys / Rage Against the Machine concert, a high light of my life. Sitting at working reliving my high school days

      • I. Rex

        Ahh, the famed Beasties/Rage/Busta Rhymes concert. Still haunts me that I had tickets for that show in DC that summer and it was cancelled when Mike D broke his arm biking. Luckily, I got a chance to see the Beasties later….

        • Anonymous

          me too, i was so pissed, i never got to see the beastie boys again 🙁

  • This particular passing hurts more than most.

  • L

    I agree: MCA was my favorite. I love the Beastie Boys. I can’t believe this news.

    • me

      Was just going to post that MCA was my favorite. You have good taste.

    • He’s my favorite too. Great voice that will be sorely missed.

  • beastie girl

    What an amazing talent. Truly saddened by this loss.

  • Anonymous

    You Gotta Fight…For Your Right….TO PAARRTYYYYYY!

    Will be missed, first class act.

  • The Tibetan community loses a staunch supporter today.

  • Not Brian Wilson

    Who woulda thunk the Beach Boys would outlast the Beastie Boys?


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