Adam Yauch Dead At 47
2012-05-04 by Adam Thomas STAFF | 157 Comments

Adam Yauch, better known as Beastie Boys member MCA, has passed after a three year battle with cancer. As a member of the Beastie Boys, Yauch helped expand and meld hip-hop and alternative music and brought hip-hop to a larger audience. He also directed a handful of the group's music videos under the pseudonym Nathaniel Hornblower.

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gabethepiratesquid
May 4th 2012

4521 Comments


Darn I just submitted this article f u.

but no seriously RIP he seemed like a super cool guy and Beastie Boys were amazing.

klap
Staff Reviewer
May 4th 2012

10306 Comments


my favorite beastie rip

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wabbit
May 4th 2012

6984 Comments


I told adam thomas this happened. I'm an architect of the music industry

klap
Staff Reviewer
May 4th 2012

10306 Comments


believe it or not this is all over twitter miles

KILL
May 4th 2012

71134 Comments


shit

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Quen
May 4th 2012

1633 Comments


holy shit this sucks

paxman
May 4th 2012

4084 Comments


Fucking cancer

MO
May 4th 2012

18439 Comments


wow that's fucking really shitty

RIP

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Steoandnoodles
May 4th 2012

2832 Comments


Oh no! =(
That's terrible news. R.I.P


Nikkolae
May 4th 2012

4823 Comments


motherfucking cancer

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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
May 4th 2012

49955 Comments


Fuck man I was just jamming my favorite hip hop album Paul's Boutique yesterday
RIP big time

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PistolPete
May 4th 2012

3579 Comments


For some reason I had read that following "Hot Sauce Committee Part 2" he got better, but I guess not...

RIP

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DallyLama
May 4th 2012

1067 Comments


fuck this shit why cant cancer take the people who suck, like justin bieber and la dispute....

PorkchopExpress
May 4th 2012

387 Comments


I don't even think I can express how awful this is. RIP MCA.

Steoandnoodles
May 4th 2012

2832 Comments


It's not funny to wish cancer on anyone man, seriously. =/

livingisland
May 4th 2012

524 Comments


RIP

jdennis31
May 4th 2012

6511 Comments


man this sucks so much cock. just recently got really into paul's boutique, amazing fuckin album

ThroneOfAgony
May 4th 2012

3485 Comments


The Beastie Boys will never be the same


RIP

Mickeymau5
May 4th 2012

1614 Comments


Sad, R.i.p.

DeafMetal
May 4th 2012

8584 Comments


"fuck this shit why cant cancer take the people who suck, like justin bieber and la dispute...."

clever



RIP

DallyLama
May 4th 2012

1067 Comments


i honestly hope they break up at this point... it would be wrong to go on without him, just wrong

CrownOfMagnets
May 4th 2012

2247 Comments


RIP Mca

Adabelle
May 4th 2012

4253 Comments


RIP

MUNGOLOID
May 4th 2012

4289 Comments


favorite member from one of my favorite bands.

RIP

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
May 4th 2012

49955 Comments


I think it's pretty much implied they are broken up now

MUNGOLOID
May 4th 2012

4289 Comments


there's no Beastie Boys without MCA.

defjaw83
May 4th 2012

1765 Comments


Just read this on twitter. Terrible news but I'm smiling listening to check your head. The dude ruled...

RIP

AlexTM510
May 4th 2012

1399 Comments


Damnit, so young

RIP MCA

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MyRamona
May 4th 2012

1074 Comments


Love you so much buddy, RIP.

thumbcrusher
May 4th 2012

3590 Comments


sad news :-( rip

insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
May 4th 2012

3353 Comments


RIP

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IndianaWarLord
May 4th 2012

310 Comments


absolutely devastating.

Yazz_Flute
May 4th 2012

18769 Comments


awful....

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DallyLama
May 4th 2012

1067 Comments


fuck you paxman

omnipanzer
May 4th 2012

21442 Comments


Fucking RIP dude, so bummed.

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JViney
Staff Reviewer
May 4th 2012

322 Comments


Awful news.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
May 4th 2012

49955 Comments


It's rare that a celebrity death affects me
I didn't give two shits when MJ died, this is my MJ

WeepingBanana
May 4th 2012

10078 Comments


this is the saddest i've been from a celebrity's death in a while

R.I.P.

LasNoches
May 4th 2012

35 Comments


This bummed me the hell out. Guess I'll spin Paul's Boutique in his honor tonight.

omnipanzer
May 4th 2012

21442 Comments


Ditto WB

JizzInMyPants
May 4th 2012

2369 Comments


shit man....RIP

EyeForAnEye
May 4th 2012

1692 Comments


fuck =

klap
Staff Reviewer
May 4th 2012

10306 Comments


stellar interview:

http://www.projecthappiness.org/2012/04/01/adam-yauch/

chambered69
May 4th 2012

1253 Comments


rip

jefflebowski
May 4th 2012

7549 Comments


playing the entire beastie boys discog back-to-back tonight, in his honor

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Satellite
May 4th 2012

20723 Comments


awww man this is devastating :/

rip mca

HenchmanOfSanta
May 4th 2012

1856 Comments


This and Junior Seau marks a terrible week for middle-aged celebrities.

Dolving999
May 4th 2012

1615 Comments


I'm fucking devastated over here, man. I grew up listening to Beastie Boys and he was definitely my
favorite of the 3. RIP

accompliceofmydeath
May 4th 2012

4193 Comments


Damn, that sucks. Now I'll never get to see the whole trio perform.

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Satellite
May 4th 2012

20723 Comments


saw them play like 5 years ago in detroit. possibly the best show i've ever been to, and definitely the only one with a dress code.

BallsToTheWall
May 4th 2012

44164 Comments


This and Junior Seau marks a terrible week for middle-aged celebrities. (2)

EverythingEvil2113
May 4th 2012

1279 Comments


I grew up on the Beastie Boys, this is really awful news, RIP.

SteveRogers
May 4th 2012

187 Comments


Holy shit

Annayalater
May 4th 2012

192 Comments


Fuck cancer

fsupride
May 4th 2012

143 Comments


so fucking stupid. fuck cancer

jrowa001
May 4th 2012

8750 Comments


RIP. his rhymes will live on forever

bloc
May 4th 2012

34735 Comments


Holy shit I did not know he had cancer.

RIP

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Athom
Staff Reviewer
May 4th 2012

17204 Comments


The 1, 2, 3 of Egg Man, High Plains Drifter, and Sounds of Science is one of my favorite stretches of music on any album ever.

fsharptrit0ne
May 4th 2012

4814 Comments


rip. fucking lame

MO
May 4th 2012

18439 Comments


LOL redsky I'm listening to paul's boutique in light of this news and am at the end of high plains

johnnyblaze
May 4th 2012

2601 Comments


wow totally didnt expect this.

RIP

SpaceWhale
May 4th 2012

156 Comments


RIP This is terrible news. Beastie Boys was one of the first groups I ever bonded with my brothers over musically.

Hikikomori
May 4th 2012

48 Comments


fuck cancer. RIP.

MisterTornado
Contributing Reviewer
May 4th 2012

4507 Comments


R.I.P. TOO FUNKY FOR THIS PLANET. See you on the Mutha ship.

Blackbelt54
May 4th 2012

4269 Comments


RIP

Fugue
May 4th 2012

7352 Comments


Gonna blast Paul's Boutique in memory, RIP.

SteveRogers
May 4th 2012

187 Comments


He's breaking it freestyle with the gods now.

evilford
May 4th 2012

22056 Comments


wow, sucks. RIP

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Acanthus
May 4th 2012

9537 Comments


Can't say I'm old enough to recall their heyday, but this band was great at what the did.

RIP

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Kris.
May 4th 2012

12230 Comments


dang, man
dude was cool as hell and easily my favorite beastie

rest in peace bro

oltnabrick
May 4th 2012

30522 Comments


Beastie Boys got me into Hip Hop.
RIP MCA

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MisterTornado
Contributing Reviewer
May 4th 2012

4507 Comments


Best MCA Moment @ http://youtu.be/pKNmLMs7ugw?t=44m50s

GnarlyShillelagh
Staff Reviewer
May 4th 2012

6079 Comments


at least he died of illness nahmean

but on the real, this is terrible news. RIP

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MyRamona
May 4th 2012

1074 Comments


MisterTornado, you are a very smart man.

omnipanzer
May 4th 2012

21442 Comments


"The 1, 2, 3 of Egg Man, High Plains Drifter, and Sounds of Science is one of my favorite stretches of music on any album ever. "

Nice Redsky

Urinetrouble
May 4th 2012

5760 Comments


RIP hard. sucks that there won't be any more beastie boys records. RIP

MoosechriS
May 4th 2012

4932 Comments


Rip dude

wacknizzle
May 4th 2012

12879 Comments


Shit this sucks hard, I grew up listening to Beastie Boys, they will never be the same without Adam. RIP

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c0nf1n3d
May 4th 2012

281 Comments


RIP.

Twelve51
May 4th 2012

108 Comments


RIP. I got a text from my uncle telling me about this this morning. I've been bummed out all day.

Jellingman
May 4th 2012

357 Comments


Beastie Boys are currently on my 'artist i need to listen to' list.

Sad to hear about this. Respect to Adam and all of the Beastie Boys fanbase.

Spluger
May 4th 2012

1131 Comments


RIP. I'm not gunna pretend that I'm the biggest Beastie Boys fan, but they still had some pretty great songs. It's a damn shame.

TheFantasticDangler
May 4th 2012

1152 Comments


Man... RIP MCA.

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djunior
May 4th 2012

739 Comments


RIP

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someguest
May 4th 2012

20393 Comments


This is fucking sad.

RIP.

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wabbit
May 4th 2012

6984 Comments


to all the girls into shake your rump is like the best transition in music.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
May 4th 2012

49955 Comments


dem drums


Recspecs
May 4th 2012

9829 Comments


Holy shit RIP

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Goku
May 4th 2012

253 Comments


I heard he lost in the fight for his rights... his rights to party.

MO
May 4th 2012

18439 Comments


OH WOW GOOD ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

whywontyoudie
May 4th 2012

3063 Comments


R.I.P.

Days of Future Passed
May 4th 2012

474 Comments


RIP my fav Beastie Boy.

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omnipanzer
May 4th 2012

21442 Comments


http://beastieboys.com/

Can't read more than two sentences without my eyes watering... Jesus I'm emotional today, and my nipples are sore.

jdennis31
May 4th 2012

6511 Comments


boooooo

FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
May 4th 2012

9033 Comments


Sucks so hard

alachlahol
May 4th 2012

7477 Comments


shame

TooLateToGoBack
May 4th 2012

1758 Comments


Terrible news

RIP.

cvlts
May 4th 2012

8954 Comments


fuck cancer.

RIP

henryChinaski
May 4th 2012

2709 Comments


So sad.

RIP

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SgtPepper
Staff Reviewer
May 4th 2012

4400 Comments


RIP

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someguest
May 4th 2012

20393 Comments


What's with popular Buddhists getting cancer?

DoubtGin
May 4th 2012

6748 Comments


wow thats awful

rip

BonRurgundy
May 4th 2012

349 Comments


A true loss, the beastie boys got me into rap and punk. RIP. He's in another dimension now.

cagedescending
May 4th 2012

4124 Comments


time to loop the video for Intergalactic all day

RIP

RosaParks
May 4th 2012

14836 Comments


pretty sad day
rip

mastille
May 4th 2012

532 Comments


RIP

Sirob
May 4th 2012

2653 Comments


rip this fucking blows

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
May 4th 2012

15000 Comments


yeah imr eally realy sad about this actually. damn

someguest
May 4th 2012

20393 Comments


I think we all are.

ILJ
May 4th 2012

6651 Comments


Son of a bitch, and I was just starting to get back into them.

RIP Adam, you'll be seriously missed.

Ovrot
May 4th 2012

10488 Comments


RIP

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Rail
May 4th 2012

489 Comments


Used to bop around my bedroom to Intergalactic when it came on ECW

RIP/

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sublimefan1991
May 4th 2012

754 Comments


oh shit, as soon as i saw this i was like, i know i've heard that name before. but then i clicked on it and remembered that's frickin mca. rip.

FearThyEvil
May 4th 2012

12467 Comments


R.I.P.

ConcubinaryCode
May 4th 2012

2062 Comments


never listened to them. cancer sucks though so R.I.P.

Hospital
May 4th 2012

2041 Comments


Was never a fun, saw trophy scars post this on FB

RIP, it's a tragedy when anyone, let alone a talented musician loses the battle with cancer

RIPRIPRIP

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Lambda
May 4th 2012

2417 Comments


R.I.P.

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Slum
May 4th 2012

2579 Comments


Goddamn dude, this sucks. RIP

lancebramsay
May 4th 2012

1585 Comments


RIP MCA

Scoot
May 4th 2012

17712 Comments


fuck

rip

ShadowRemains
May 4th 2012

20476 Comments


shit....

rip

Scoot
May 4th 2012

17712 Comments


fyi he was the dude with the deeper voice if some of you don't know them by name

he was my favorite too...this blows

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
May 4th 2012

49955 Comments


He also played bass on songs like Sabotage and their instrumental album

Athom
Staff Reviewer
May 4th 2012

17204 Comments


My favorite bass riffs of his are Gratitude and Sabrosa. Favorite song of his is Bodhisattva Vow.

Dimor
May 4th 2012

1755 Comments


R.I.P

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evA-R9OS-Vo

Intheayer
May 4th 2012

79 Comments


Check Your Head was the first album i ever bought. Listening to it won't be the same without him. RIP

InFiction
May 4th 2012

3645 Comments


That's terrible news. So young too. R.I.P.

sixdegrees
May 4th 2012

16907 Comments


Damn, that's sad. RIP.

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VlacDrac
May 4th 2012

835 Comments


R.I.P.

Damn this sucks, he was a really cool guy, and a good bassist, Beastie Boys helped me to get into rap.

fulgrim
May 4th 2012

1542 Comments


horrible news

RIP

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
May 4th 2012

49955 Comments


Roses are red the sky is blue
I got my barrel at your neck so what the fuck you gonna do
It's just two wheels and me the wind in my eyes
The engine is the music and my nine's by my side
Cause you know Y. A. U. C. H.
I'm takin' all M.C.'s out in the place
Takin' life as it comes no fool am I
I'm goin' off gettin' paid and I don't ask why
Playin' beats on my box makin' music for the many
Know alota def girls that would do anything
A lot of parents like to think I'm a villain
I'm just chillin' like Bob Dylan
I smoke cheeba it helps me with my brain
I might be a little dusted but I'm not insane
People come up to me and they try to talk shit man
I've been making records since you were sucking on your mother's dick

Best verse ever

Slum
May 4th 2012

2579 Comments


My man MCA's got a beard like a billy goat

poorzack
May 4th 2012

80 Comments


RIP.

peaks40
May 4th 2012

2748 Comments


fuck cancer. R.i.p. this fkn sucks

RedTravis713
May 5th 2012

17 Comments


R.I.P.

EyesWideShut
May 5th 2012

3120 Comments


Saaabbooottaaagggeee!!!!

cant say i was a big fan, but dude was a legend. rip

dimsim3478
May 5th 2012

4840 Comments


RIP

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Days of Future Passed
May 5th 2012

474 Comments


Gonna wear my Check Your Head t-shirt and watch Nathaniel Hornblower vids. Beasties have been with me since I was 7.

MuhNamesTyler
May 5th 2012

3802 Comments


This sucks. I grew up listening to these guys

RIP

deathofasalesman
May 5th 2012

5818 Comments


Found out about this on Facebook. Damn it took me by a huge surprise. Man was really influential in both rock and hip-hop. No more Beastie Boys I suppose... RIP.

VanitySeason
May 5th 2012

396 Comments


fuck, that blows

RIP

Scoot
May 5th 2012

17712 Comments


droppin science like galileo dropped an orange

Quen
May 5th 2012

1633 Comments


"Fuck man I was just jamming my favorite hip hop album Paul's Boutique yesterday"

dude i was too, this fucking sucks so bad

punkomania19
May 5th 2012

76 Comments


Seriously sad R.I.P will be missed

eleventhsun
May 5th 2012

1475 Comments


Was gonna comment yesterday, this is shitty.

In the 90s I was the biggest Beasties fan... Fuck man, this really sucks.

RIP Brother.

ManintheBox
May 5th 2012

867 Comments


know its been said a million times, but shit sucks.
RIP dude

cinaedus
May 5th 2012

26447 Comments


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

shit, hot sauce committee was amazing. R.I.P.

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deathofasalesman
May 5th 2012

5818 Comments


My cousin wrote a pretty good article about this here: http://www.thetrendtribe.com/2012/05/namaste-beastie-boymca-adam-yauch/

sublimefan1991
May 5th 2012

754 Comments


^wow, the coldplay video in that link was very, very classy. highly recommended watch.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=LVr4UP9ntLs#!

AmericnZero02
May 5th 2012

3337 Comments


Rest in peace Adam. You were always my favorite beastie.

TrstN01
May 5th 2012

800 Comments


Fuck. RIP MCA.

cookiemonster8888
May 6th 2012

12 Comments


Heard about this yesterday. RIP

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
May 6th 2012

5985 Comments


RIP

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Graveyard
May 6th 2012

5675 Comments


RIP

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BigPleb
May 7th 2012

35453 Comments


Don't have to have grown up with these guys to appreciate how big of a loss this is.

RIP MCA

YouGotLucky
May 7th 2012

946 Comments


cancer is horrendously pecular in that it is, without a doubt, the silent killa. Wu tang uses their ryhmes tos lay ppl beasties use their wordplay and being white !

UnkleUrple
May 8th 2012

129 Comments


RIP
Time for me to give Licensed To Ill another listen.



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