Adam Yauch aka MCA died yesterday after a three year battle with cancer. He was 47.
MCA co-founded Beastie Boys in 1979 with Mike D, and Ad Rock … and went on to churn out some of the most iconic albums in hip-hop … including License to Ill, Paul’s Boutique, Check Your Head and Ill Communication. The group has won multiple Grammys and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year. The Beastie Boys haven’t performed live since summer 2009 — and during one of their last ever performances at Bonnaroo that June, MCA appeared noticeably less energetic than his group mates.
I don’t know much about MCA, but when His Holiness the Dalai Lama is releasing a statement about how awesome someone is within hours of his death, he must have been doing something right. So rest in peace, Adam. The Big C sucks. Someone should really look in to finding a cure for that shit.