Adam Yauch Dead At 47

2012-05-04 by Adam Thomas EMERITUS | 153 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
4522 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
10842 Comments


my favorite beastie rip

wabbit
May 4th 2012
7056 Comments


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

klap
Staff Reviewer
May 4th 2012
10842 Comments


believe it or not this is all over twitter miles

KILL
May 4th 2012
73265 Comments


shit

Digging: Sandrose - Sandrose

Quen
May 4th 2012
1633 Comments


holy shit this sucks

paxman
May 4th 2012
4084 Comments


Fucking cancer

MO
May 4th 2012
19505 Comments


wow that's fucking really shitty

RIP

Steoandnoodles
May 4th 2012
2832 Comments


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


Nikkolae
May 4th 2012
4909 Comments


motherfucking cancer

Digging: Taylor McFerrin - Early Riser

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
May 4th 2012
51208 Comments


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

Digging: Hop Along - Painted Shut

PistolPete
May 4th 2012
3709 Comments


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

RIP

PorkchopExpress
May 4th 2012
394 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
527 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
8587 Comments


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

clever



RIP

CrownOfMagnets
May 4th 2012
2334 Comments


RIP Mca

Adabelle
May 4th 2012
4265 Comments


RIP

MUNGOLOID
May 4th 2012
4397 Comments


favorite member from one of my favorite bands.

RIP

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
May 4th 2012
51208 Comments


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

MUNGOLOID
May 4th 2012
4397 Comments


there's no Beastie Boys without MCA.

defjaw83
May 4th 2012
1790 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
1419 Comments


Damnit, so young

RIP MCA

Digging: Dustin Kensrue - Carry The Fire

MyRamona
May 4th 2012
1090 Comments


Love you so much buddy, RIP.

thumbcrusher
May 4th 2012
3620 Comments


sad news :-( rip

insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
May 4th 2012
3598 Comments


RIP

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IndianaWarLord
May 4th 2012
310 Comments


absolutely devastating.

Yazz_Flute
May 4th 2012
18913 Comments


awful....

omnipanzer
May 4th 2012
21709 Comments


Fucking RIP dude, so bummed.

JViney
Staff Reviewer
May 4th 2012
322 Comments


Awful news.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
May 4th 2012
51208 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
10283 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
21709 Comments


Ditto WB

JizzInMyPants
May 4th 2012
2411 Comments


shit man....RIP

EyeForAnEye
May 4th 2012
1712 Comments


fuck =

klap
Staff Reviewer
May 4th 2012
10842 Comments


stellar interview:

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

chambered69
May 4th 2012
1253 Comments


rip

jefflebowski
May 4th 2012
8279 Comments


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

Satellite
May 4th 2012
20826 Comments


awww man this is devastating :/

rip mca

HenchmanOfSanta
May 4th 2012
1943 Comments


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

Dolving999
May 4th 2012
1698 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
4313 Comments


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

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Satellite
May 4th 2012
20826 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
44805 Comments


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

EverythingEvil2113
May 4th 2012
1285 Comments


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

SteveRogers
May 4th 2012
190 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
35310 Comments


Holy shit I did not know he had cancer.

RIP

Athom
Emeritus
May 4th 2012
17240 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
4817 Comments


rip. fucking lame

MO
May 4th 2012
19505 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
2649 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
May 4th 2012
4507 Comments


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

Blackbelt54
May 4th 2012
4276 Comments


RIP

Fugue
May 4th 2012
7362 Comments


Gonna blast Paul's Boutique in memory, RIP.

SteveRogers
May 4th 2012
190 Comments


He's breaking it freestyle with the gods now.

evilford
May 4th 2012
24245 Comments


wow, sucks. RIP

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Acanthus
May 4th 2012
9556 Comments


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

RIP

Digging: Avenged Sevenfold - Waking the Fallen

Kris.
May 4th 2012
12633 Comments


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

rest in peace bro

oltnabrick
May 4th 2012
32763 Comments


Beastie Boys got me into Hip Hop.
RIP MCA

MisterTornado
May 4th 2012
4507 Comments


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

GnarlyShillelagh
Staff Reviewer
May 4th 2012
6257 Comments


at least he died of illness nahmean

but on the real, this is terrible news. RIP

MyRamona
May 4th 2012
1090 Comments


MisterTornado, you are a very smart man.

omnipanzer
May 4th 2012
21709 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
5765 Comments


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

MoosechriS
May 4th 2012
5133 Comments


Rip dude

wacknizzle
May 4th 2012
13734 Comments


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

c0nf1n3d
May 4th 2012
290 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
1191 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
1216 Comments


Man... RIP MCA.

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djunior
May 4th 2012
852 Comments


RIP

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someguest
May 4th 2012
22516 Comments


This is fucking sad.

RIP.

wabbit
May 4th 2012
7056 Comments


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

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
May 4th 2012
51208 Comments


dem drums


Recspecs
May 4th 2012
9866 Comments


Holy shit RIP

Goku
May 4th 2012
253 Comments


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

MO
May 4th 2012
19505 Comments


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

whywontyoudie
May 4th 2012
3063 Comments


R.I.P.

Days of Future Passed
May 4th 2012
477 Comments


RIP my fav Beastie Boy.

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omnipanzer
May 4th 2012
21709 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
May 4th 2012
9094 Comments


Sucks so hard

alachlahol
May 4th 2012
7567 Comments


shame

TooLateToGoBack
May 4th 2012
1797 Comments


Terrible news

RIP.

cvlts
May 4th 2012
9087 Comments


fuck cancer.

RIP

henryChinaski
May 4th 2012
3056 Comments


So sad.

RIP

Digging: Skyharbor - Guiding Lights

SgtPepper
Staff Reviewer
May 4th 2012
4469 Comments


RIP

someguest
May 4th 2012
22516 Comments


What's with popular Buddhists getting cancer?

DoubtGin
May 4th 2012
6759 Comments


wow thats awful

rip

BonRurgundy
May 4th 2012
353 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
15725 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
15093 Comments


yeah imr eally realy sad about this actually. damn

someguest
May 4th 2012
22516 Comments


I think we all are.

ILJ
May 4th 2012
6826 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
10638 Comments


RIP

Rail
May 4th 2012
561 Comments


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

RIP/

sublimefan1991
May 4th 2012
772 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
13068 Comments


R.I.P.

ConcubinaryCode
May 4th 2012
2288 Comments


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

Hospital
May 4th 2012
2070 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

Lambda
May 4th 2012
2544 Comments


R.I.P.

Digging: The Dillinger Escape Plan - One of Us Is the Killer

Slum
May 4th 2012
2579 Comments


Goddamn dude, this sucks. RIP

lancebramsay
May 4th 2012
1585 Comments


RIP MCA

Scoot
May 4th 2012
18080 Comments


fuck

rip

ShadowRemains
May 4th 2012
22111 Comments


shit....

rip

Scoot
May 4th 2012
18080 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
51208 Comments


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

Athom
Emeritus
May 4th 2012
17240 Comments


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

Dimor
May 4th 2012
1839 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
3741 Comments


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

sixdegrees
May 4th 2012
18477 Comments


Damn, that's sad. RIP.

Digging: Goropsy - Mac and Cheese

VlacDrac
May 4th 2012
844 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
51208 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
2806 Comments


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

RedTravis713
May 5th 2012
17 Comments


R.I.P.

EyesWideShut
May 5th 2012
3281 Comments


Saaabbooottaaagggeee!!!!

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

dimsim3478
May 5th 2012
6058 Comments


RIP

Digging: Hop Along - Painted Shut

Days of Future Passed
May 5th 2012
477 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
4940 Comments


This sucks. I grew up listening to these guys

RIP

deathofasalesman
May 5th 2012
5882 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
18080 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
874 Comments


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

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deathofasalesman
May 5th 2012
5882 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
772 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
3397 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
6591 Comments


RIP

Digging: Aelter - IV: Love Eternal

Graveyard
May 6th 2012
5960 Comments


RIP

BigPleb
May 7th 2012
40254 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
134 Comments


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



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