Adam Yauch Dead At 47
2012-05-04 by Adam Thomas STAFF | 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
10677 Comments


my favorite beastie rip

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wabbit
May 4th 2012
7040 Comments


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

klap
Staff Reviewer
May 4th 2012
10677 Comments


believe it or not this is all over twitter miles

KILL
May 4th 2012
72545 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
19205 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
4894 Comments


motherfucking cancer

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
May 4th 2012
51030 Comments


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

Digging: Bjork - Vulnicura

PistolPete
May 4th 2012
3661 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
389 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
4260 Comments


RIP

MUNGOLOID
May 4th 2012
4368 Comments


favorite member from one of my favorite bands.

RIP

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
May 4th 2012
51030 Comments


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

MUNGOLOID
May 4th 2012
4368 Comments


there's no Beastie Boys without MCA.

defjaw83
May 4th 2012
1782 Comments


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

RIP

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AlexTM510
May 4th 2012
1413 Comments


Damnit, so young

RIP MCA

MyRamona
May 4th 2012
1090 Comments


Love you so much buddy, RIP.

thumbcrusher
May 4th 2012
3609 Comments


sad news :-( rip

insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
May 4th 2012
3536 Comments


RIP

IndianaWarLord
May 4th 2012
310 Comments


absolutely devastating.

Yazz_Flute
May 4th 2012
18896 Comments


awful....

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omnipanzer
May 4th 2012
21681 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
51030 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
10247 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
21681 Comments


Ditto WB

JizzInMyPants
May 4th 2012
2408 Comments


shit man....RIP

EyeForAnEye
May 4th 2012
1705 Comments


fuck =

klap
Staff Reviewer
May 4th 2012
10677 Comments


stellar interview:

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

chambered69
May 4th 2012
1253 Comments


rip

jefflebowski
May 4th 2012
8257 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
1937 Comments


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

Dolving999
May 4th 2012
1665 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

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accompliceofmydeath
May 4th 2012
4303 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
1282 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
35086 Comments


Holy shit I did not know he had cancer.

RIP

Athom
Staff Reviewer
May 4th 2012
17234 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
19205 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
2642 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
4276 Comments


RIP

Fugue
May 4th 2012
7354 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
23033 Comments


wow, sucks. RIP

Acanthus
May 4th 2012
9548 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
12598 Comments


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

rest in peace bro

oltnabrick
May 4th 2012
31973 Comments


Beastie Boys got me into Hip Hop.
RIP MCA

MisterTornado
Contributing Reviewer
May 4th 2012
4507 Comments


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

GnarlyShillelagh
Staff Reviewer
May 4th 2012
6205 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
21681 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
5764 Comments


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

MoosechriS
May 4th 2012
5066 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
288 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
1189 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
1199 Comments


Man... RIP MCA.

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djunior
May 4th 2012
835 Comments


RIP

someguest
May 4th 2012
21708 Comments


This is fucking sad.

RIP.

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wabbit
May 4th 2012
7040 Comments


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

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
May 4th 2012
51030 Comments


dem drums


Recspecs
May 4th 2012
9831 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
19205 Comments


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

whywontyoudie
May 4th 2012
3063 Comments


R.I.P.

Days of Future Passed
May 4th 2012
475 Comments


RIP my fav Beastie Boy.

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omnipanzer
May 4th 2012
21681 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
9079 Comments


Sucks so hard

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alachlahol
May 4th 2012
7555 Comments


shame

TooLateToGoBack
May 4th 2012
1783 Comments


Terrible news

RIP.

cvlts
May 4th 2012
8992 Comments


fuck cancer.

RIP

henryChinaski
May 4th 2012
2870 Comments


So sad.

RIP

SgtPepper
Staff Reviewer
May 4th 2012
4462 Comments


RIP

someguest
May 4th 2012
21708 Comments


What's with popular Buddhists getting cancer?

DoubtGin
May 4th 2012
6754 Comments


wow thats awful

rip

BonRurgundy
May 4th 2012
352 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
15178 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
15084 Comments


yeah imr eally realy sad about this actually. damn

someguest
May 4th 2012
21708 Comments


I think we all are.

ILJ
May 4th 2012
6754 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
10572 Comments


RIP

Rail
May 4th 2012
561 Comments


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

RIP/

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sublimefan1991
May 4th 2012
767 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
12874 Comments


R.I.P.

ConcubinaryCode
May 4th 2012
2175 Comments


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

Hospital
May 4th 2012
2065 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
2512 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
17946 Comments


fuck

rip

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ShadowRemains
May 4th 2012
21835 Comments


shit....

rip

Scoot
May 4th 2012
17946 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
51030 Comments


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

Athom
Staff Reviewer
May 4th 2012
17234 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
3723 Comments


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

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sixdegrees
May 4th 2012
17906 Comments


Damn, that's sad. RIP.

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VlacDrac
May 4th 2012
841 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
51030 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
2804 Comments


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

RedTravis713
May 5th 2012
17 Comments


R.I.P.

EyesWideShut
May 5th 2012
3214 Comments


Saaabbooottaaagggeee!!!!

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

dimsim3478
May 5th 2012
5579 Comments


RIP

Digging: Matana Roberts - COIN COIN Chapter Three: river run thee

Days of Future Passed
May 5th 2012
475 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
4560 Comments


This sucks. I grew up listening to these guys

RIP

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deathofasalesman
May 5th 2012
5878 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
17946 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
5878 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
767 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
3373 Comments


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

Digging: There For Tomorrow - Nightscape

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
6421 Comments


RIP

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Graveyard
May 6th 2012
5838 Comments


RIP

BigPleb
May 7th 2012
39078 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
132 Comments


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



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