R.I.P. Adam Yauch: MCA Of The Beastie Boys Dead At 47

By  |  5 Comments

Hip Hop has lost another one of its pioneers today. Adam Yauch, better known to most as MCA of The Beastie Boys, passed away today at age 47. In 2009, Yauch was diagnosed with a cancerous parotid gland and a lymph node. He has since been fighting the disease with surgery and radiation therapy; unfortunately, today the battle ends.

MCA co-founded the Beastie Boys alongside Mike D and Ad Rock in 1979. The group won multiple Grammys and featured in numerous films throughout the years. By 2010 the Beastie Boys had sold 40 million records globally and were inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame earlier last week.

Also known as Nathanial Hörnblowér, the rapper/musician/songwriter/film distributor/director was survived by his wife Dechen Wangdu and daughter Tenzil Losel Yauch.

R.I.P. MCA

 

@danny_dc



Related Posts with Thumbnails

5 Comments

  1. Danny Candito

    May 4, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    RT @365Voice: R.I.P. Adam Yauch: MCA Of The Beastie Boys Dead At 47 http://t.co/LrpF5kie

  2. Efrain Ritchie

    May 4, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    "@365Voice: R.I.P. Adam Yauch: MCA Of The Beastie Boys Dead At 47 http://t.co/MlcUBFJS&quot://

  3. Elora Mason

    May 4, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    RIP Adam Yauch: MCA of The Beastie Boys http://t.co/0REOpu3B 

  4. God Bless

    May 4, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    RIP Adam Yauch: MCA of The Beastie Boys http://t.co/0REOpu3B 

  5. Joette Hooley

    May 5, 2012 at 7:40 am

    Just heard about Adam Yauch passing away. RIP MCA. Listening to “Egg Raid on Mojo” as I write. You brought punk rock sensibilities to hip hop…a perfect match. And mega doses of humor! Such a part of my youth. Thank you. You will be missed.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*