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  • Adam Yauch’s revealed will is his life in a nutshell

    It’s been a little over three months since Beastie Boys member Adam Yauch, better known as MCA, passed away at age 47 from salivary cancer. Yauch passed away only a few days after the Beastie Boys, the groundbreaking rap group he co-founded with rappers Ad-Rock (Adam Horovitz) and Mike D (Michael Diamond), was inducted into… More ▸

  • Beastie Boys not exactly licensed to ill

    Apparently the Beastie Boys were not actually licensed to ill. Just one day before Adam Yauch died last week, he and the other members of the Beastie Boys were sued for illegally sampling music. TufAmerica claimed that copyrighted recordings were illicitly used on “License to Ill” and “Paul’s Boutique,” both of which dropped over two… More ▸

  • Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch (“MCA”) dead at 47

    The Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch was diagnosed with cancer in 2009 after discovering a tumor in his parotid gland. He performed as MCA along with fellow Beasties’ Mike Diamond (“Mike D”) and Adam Horowitz (“Ad-Rock”). Last month the Beastie Boys were inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame but he wasn’t able to attend in… More ▸