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Rip Adam Yauch (Mca Of Beastie Boys)

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Cancer takes another one.

The Beastie Boys are one of the most important and influential hip-hop groups of all time. They were instrumental in making hip-hop a global, mainstream force. Formed in 1981 as a hardcore band, they combined punk and rap into a singular sound that grew increasingly broad over the years, encompassing a vast array of genres. Yauch, Michael Diamond (Mike D), and Adam Horowitz (Ad-Rock) released several classic albums, including their debut album Licensed to Ill in 1986, 1989's Paul's Boutique, and 1994's Ill Communication.

Yauch directed Beastie Boys videos under the pseudonym Nathaniel Hornblower, as well as the 2008 basketball documentary Gunnin' for #1 Spot under his own name. He also ran a film production and distribution company, Oscilloscope Pictures, that shepherded many films, including Wendy and Lucy, We Need to Talk About Kevin, and the forthcoming LCD Soundsystem documentary Shut Up and Play the Hits. In the mid-1990s, he co-founded the Milarepa Fund, which raised money for the Tibetan independence movement. They put on a series of benefit concerts, the Tibetan Freedom Concerts.

Yauch was diagnosed with cancer in 2009, resulting in a canceled tour and the delay of their album Hot Sauce Committee. The Beastie Boys were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last month.

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so sad....

This guy helped teach me many valuable life lessons like the importance of fighting for your right to par-ty.Edit- I purposely didn't say RIP cause I see as the last thing McA would want to do-- keeping on grovn' and rockn't the beats in heaven Adam Yauch.

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RIP :( \m/

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Thank You for fighting for Our Right to Party! RIP.

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Traggic news. Brings me back to the summers growing up. A lot of my buddies had big sound systems in their cars and the album of choise to blast was always a beasties song. I still listen to Ill Communication regularly

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So What's Your Name, Yauch? My Name Is M.C.A.

I've Been Coming To Where I Am From The Get Go

Find That I Can Groove With The Beat When I Let Go

So Put Your Worries On Hold

Get Up And Groove With The Rhythm In Your Soul

And Now I'd Like To Pass The Mic

To My Brother Adrock C'mon And Shine Like A Light

Rip MCA

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Kicked it...

Seriously, RIP.

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One of my all time favorite groups R.I.P

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RIP MCA!! U and ur boys were my first tape purchase ever dude, ur sound blew away everything else at the time!!

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really sad to hear , but his music will live on so we will always remember him .

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Namaste. : (

Fun trivia - Do you know where this guy got his name from?

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fightin' for heaven's right to party. rip.

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