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 develo