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Posted 04 May 2012 - 10:30 AM

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.

Who didn't grow up loving at least a handful of Beastie Boys songs?



Edited by GLASSJAW, 04 May 2012 - 10:30 AM.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 10:31 AM

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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Posted 04 May 2012 - 10:32 AM



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Posted 04 May 2012 - 10:37 AM



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Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:09 AM


My favourite Beastie Boys song:


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Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:23 AM

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:48 AM

RIP :( \m/

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 12:19 PM

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


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Posted 04 May 2012 - 12:44 PM





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Posted 04 May 2012 - 12:53 PM

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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Posted 04 May 2012 - 12:53 PM

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

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 01:22 PM

Namaste. : (

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 01:25 PM

Kicked it...

Seriously, RIP.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 01:37 PM


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Posted 04 May 2012 - 02:06 PM

One of my all time favorite groups R.I.P
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Posted 04 May 2012 - 02:21 PM

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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Posted 04 May 2012 - 03:13 PM

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

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 03:24 PM

Namaste. : (

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 04:40 PM

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 07:57 PM

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

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 07:43 AM

TBH i hated this band, not my style of hip-hop but RIP nonetheless dude.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 05:54 PM

Clodplay tribute to MCA:


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Posted 06 May 2012 - 10:11 AM

It didn't come as a shock when I heard the news, knowing that he has been battling cancer. However, that doesn't make it any less tragic. I started listening to the Beastie Boys in 1992, I was 10 at the time. They have been an absolute staple in my music collection and my all time favourite band.

47 is far too young to pass away. R.I.P.

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