Dag RIP MCA

mz_JazE

Southern Belle
RIP, Adam Yauch, a.k.a. MCA, of the Beastie Boys
RIP, Adam Yauch, a.k.a. MCA, of the Beastie Boys

Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
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Adam Yauch, one of the three members of pioneering hip-hop band the Beastie Boys, has died, according to Rolling Stone. Yauch was diagnosed with cancer of salivary gland in 2009, and the band's excellent return to form on the album Hot Sauce Committee, Part Two, which was released last year, was delayed due to his illness.

Yauch, who rapped under the name MCA alongside his band mates Mike Diamond (Mike D.) and Adam Horowitz (Ad-Rock), also directed many of the band's videos under the name Nathaniel Hornblower, as wells as the band's 2006 concert film Awesome: I F---in' Shot That and the 2008 high school basketball documentary Gunnin' For That Number One Spot. He was also deeply involved in organizing the series of Tibetan Freedom Concert and as avowed Buddhist.

The Beastie Boys are perhaps still most strongly identified with their 9 million selling 1986 album License To Ill and its hit "(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)," but they are revered in the hip-hop community for the deeper contribitions stretching over a decades long career, highlighted by their sample-heavy 1989 masterwork Paul's Boutique.

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mz_JazE

Southern Belle
why are you shaking your head? there are other groups better than them, but I will give them a spot in the top 20. this is me comparing groups from 70s to 90s, not so sure about these new clowns they have out.
 

MÉCHANT LOUP

Cervical Cancer
I was watching the ATQ-Documentary a while back, and said to myself...I'm surprised one of these fckrs haven't died yet. Well, one did...:meeting:
 

Hello BKLYN

Searching For Answers
I was watching the ATQ-Documentary a while back, and said to myself...I'm surprised one of these fckrs haven't died yet. Well, one did...:meeting:
they had a couple colabos with ATQ... I remember they had one with ATQ, and cypress hills if i am not mistaken... i remember the beat was tuff
 

Stagga_Dagga

Habitual Enabler
From what I hear they're gonna be inducted in the rock & roll hall of fame.

Like them or not The Beastie Boys had major influences in bringing hiphop to the mainstream.
 
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Gladiator

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R.I.P some may not know the artist but many know the music
 

islandhopper

Registered User
MCA had more talent in one finger than 90 percent of most modern hip hop artists all put together.
This man was a pioneer and a risk taker.
I remember when i was 11 and i started listening to the Beastie boys. Hip hop music has lost someone very talented and positive.
 
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