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05-04-2012, 06:57 PM
very sad .. rip MCA


Rapper Adam Yauch, member of legendary hip-hop group the Beastie Boys, has died at the age of 47, Rolling Stone reports.

Yauch was diagnosed with a tumour in his salivary gland in 2009 and underwent surgery and radiation therapy treatment. He also adopted a strict vegan diet and turned to ancient Chinese medicines to help him beat the disease.

A Brooklyn native, Yauch formed the Beastie Boys in 1978 with his high school friends Mike "Mike D" Diamond, John Berry and Kate Schellenbach.

The group started out as a hardcore punk band, but later developed into a rap trio with Yauch and Mike D teaming up with pal Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horovitz and they landed their big break after working with a young Rick Rubin, who would sign them to his newly-formed Def Jam Recordings in 1984.

They released their debut album, Licensed to Ill, in 1986 and went on to make a further seven records, with their last, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two released last year.

The Beastie Boys won three Grammy Awards and scored nominations for hit songs like Check Your Head, Sabotage and Ch-Check It Out.

The rappers were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland last month although Yauch had to sit out the ceremony and the accolade was accepted by Mike D and Ad-Rock.

Taking to the stage without his bandmate, Ad-Rock - alongside Mike D and longtime DJ sidekick Mixmaster Mike - read out a statement from Yauch, who thanked the Beastie Boys' fans, writing, "This induction is as much ours as it is yours."

05-04-2012, 07:09 PM

Adam Yauch / AP

Adam Yauch of Beastie Boys dead
May 4, 2012, 4:14 PM EST
RollingStone.com (http://www.rollingstone.com/)

Adam Yauch, one-third of the pioneering hip-hop group the Beastie Boys (http://music.msn.com/music/artist/beastie-boys/), has died at the age of 47, Rolling Stone has learned. Yauch, also known as MCA, had been in treatment for cancer since 2009. The rapper was diagnosed in 2009 after discovering a tumor in his salivary gland.

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Yauch sat out the Beastie Boys' induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April, and his treatments delayed the release of the group's most recent album, "Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 2." The Beastie Boys had not performed live since the summer of 2009, and Yauch's illness prevented the group from appearing in music videos for the album.

Yauch co-founded the Beastie Boys with Mike "Mike D" Diamond and Adam "Ad-Rock" Horowitz in 1979. The band started off as a hardcore punk group, but soon began experimenting with hip-hop. The band broke big with their first proper album, "Licensed to Ill," in 1986, and further albums "Paul's Boutique," "Check Your Head" and "Ill Communication" cemented the band as a true superstar act.

In addition to his career with the Beastie Boys, Yauch was heavily involved in the movement to free Tibet and co-organized the Tibetan Freedom Concerts of the late Nineties. In 2002, he launched the film production company Oscilloscope Laboratories.

05-04-2012, 07:10 PM
You beat me to it, I was posting, then had a phone call :laugh:


Mods, please merge, thanks!

05-04-2012, 07:12 PM
very sad bro ...

my name is mca i got a license to kill .. i think you know what time it is its time to get ill ... but what do we have here, and outlaw and his beer, you understand i run this land i made myself clear!!!!!!

05-04-2012, 07:14 PM
dude .. horowitz is still alive ... yauch has passed my brotha ........still ......sad news!!!!!

05-04-2012, 07:15 PM
like a lemon to a lime, a lime to a lemon, i'm sippin dope ale wit all the fine women!!!!!!!!!

05-04-2012, 09:21 PM
:sad:RIP MCA!

Play The Man
05-05-2012, 01:13 AM
Oropharyngeal cancer incidence is rapidly increasing in young people likely due to Human Papilloma Virus infection. I wouldn't be surprised if his tumor was precipitated by HPV. Hopefully, deaths like this will be a thing of the past with the introduction of the HPV vaccine in young people. RIP.

05-05-2012, 01:47 AM
Gone way before his time!!! The Beastie Boys "License to Ill" was my first (and only) rap purchase...a cassette tape, no less.:laugh:

RIP, Adam, thanks for the great videos and entertainment!

County Mike
05-07-2012, 01:40 PM
Gone way before his time!!! The Beastie Boys "License to Ill" was my first (and only) rap purchase...a cassette tape, no less.:laugh:

RIP, Adam, thanks for the great videos and entertainment!

I blew out the speakers in my car with that casette. It was my senior year of high school.