R.I.P MCA – Adam Yauch

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Sad news came today that Adam Yauch aka. MCA from The Beastie Boys has passed away at age 47. Although no specifics are available at the minute, he has suffered a long battle with cancer for several years. Undergoing extensive treatment this year he had to sit out of The Beastie Boys induction into the Rock & Roll hall of fame and it restricted the band from appearing in music videos for their most recent album Hot Sauce Committee Pt.2.

Adam founded The Beastie Boys back in 1979 alongside Mike D, Mix Master Mike, and Ad Roc, starting out as a hardcore punk band before experimenting with hip hop and creating the unique sound they became famous for. He will always be remembered as part of one of the most respected hip-hop collectives in the world and for changing the face of music time and time again.

So its with great sadness we say R.I.P to Adam Yauch – rapper, pioneer, legend.

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Below we pay tribute with our favourite Beastie Boys tracks.