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R.I.P Beastie Boys’ MCA; Adam Yauch Loses Life To Cancer (1964-2012)

Eff cancer! I would like to end the post there, but I can’t. Adam Yauch aka MCA was founder of the best alternative rap group EVER!!!… is dead. Remaining members of the Beastie Boys confirm the news via their website:

It is with great sadness that we confirm that musician, rapper, activist and director Adam “MCA” Yauch, founding member of Beastie Boys and also of the Milarepa Foundation that produced the Tibetan Freedom Concert benefits, and film production and distribution company Oscilloscope Laboratories, passed away in his native New York City this morning after a near-three-year battle with cancer. He was 47 years old.

Yauch’s mother Frances told the New York Times that her son died at 9 a.m. Friday, surrounded by family, at Manhattan’s New York-Presbyterian Hospital, to which he had been admitted on April 14. {via Huff Post}

It’s hurts! It just feels like all of the greats of our time is just passing away. I have been traveling down memory lane a lot due to celebrity deaths. I remember going to sock hops and doing the Peter Piper and the Quake to Beastie Boys’ Brass Monkey and Paul Revere *in my rolled up jeans with three different pair of colored socks*.  Yes, I realized I just told my age because most of you don’t know what a sock-hop is let along the Peter Piper or the Quake, or how to properly roll jeans. When you heard these words, you just danced:

Now here’s a little story I got to tell | About three bad brothers you know so well
It started way back in history | With Ad Rock, MCA, and me, Mike D…

Now my name is MCA, I got a license to kill |I think you know what time it is, it’s time to get ill
Now what do we have here? An outlaw and his beer | I run this land, you understand? I made myself clear”

From Paul Revere (1986) to Sabotage and Get It Together with Q-Tip (1998), I loved me some Beastie Boys. So What’cha What’cha Want…There is some good news, too. Adam Yauch (MCA) and the Beastie Boys were inducted into the Rock-&-Roll Hall of Fame, before his untimely death. The induction will air this Saturday (tomorrow May 5th) on HBO. Here is a clip of Mike D and Ad Rock at the induction ceremony.

Rappers Chuck D and LL Cool J introduced the Beastie Boys…His fellow Beasties, Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz and Michael “Mike D” Diamond, collected their trophy in person but declined to perform without their comrade. Instead, the Roots linked up with Kid Rock and Travie McCoy to perform a medley of Beastie tunes that included “No Sleep Till Brooklyn,” “So What’cha Want,” “Sabotage” and “The New Style.” {Source}


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