Don't expect to hear MCA's rhymes in a non-Beasties project anytime soon — or ever — as Adam Yauch's will definitively prevented it. Rolling Stone says the will reads "in no event may my image or name or any music or any artistic property created by me be used for advertising purposes," specifying ... More »
Even in death, Adam "MCA" Yauch is sticking it to the man: the late Beastie Boys member's will prohibits his image and music from being used in any advertising. More »
Yet another reason to love the late Adam Yauch: According to DNAInfo, MCA put a clause into his will ensuring that no Beastie Boys song will ever be used in an advertisement. The clause states that Yauch’s “image, music and any art he created [can] not be used for advertising.”...
Photo by Ari Marcopoulos The late Adam Yauch-- aka Beastie Boys' MCA-- took care to ensure his legacy as a true punk before he died. DNAInfo reports that his will prohibits the use of Beastie Boys songs in advertisements, which happens often with deceased artists. Show More Summary
DNAinfo: Late Beastie Boys member MCA made sure he would never be a corporate sellout — even in the afterlife. The pioneering rapper, whose real name is Adam Yauch, instructed in his will that his image, music and any art he createdShow More Summary
The late Adam “MCA” Yauch took pains to keep from becoming a tool of the man even in death. According to DNA Info, Yauch’s will—filed in Manhattan Surrogate Court earlier this week—states that “his image, music, and any art he created...Show More Summary
The late, great Adam "MCA" Yauch made sure he wouldn't ever become a corporate shill, even posthumously. In his will, which was filed in Manhattan Surrogate Court on Tuesday, the Beastie Boy stated that "his image, music and any art he created could not be used for advertising," according to DNA Info. [ more › ]
What would have been the late, great Adam "MCA" Yauch's 48th birthday is coming up on August 5th, and fans are planning a pair of events to celebrate his life. This Saturday, August 4th (which actually marks three months since Yauch's...Show More Summary
Last month in London I spotted this wonderful mural in Shoreditch that pays tribute to Adam “MCA” Yauch of Beastie Boys. It’s part of a larger mural by Jim “Probs” Vision that is an homage to the late French artist Jean Giraud aka Moebius. photo by Scott Beale
Industry, friends and fellow artists continue to remember and pay tribute to Adam Yauch, MCA, from the Beastie Boys. Beastie Boys creative director, artist Haze, has been invited to the MCA Billboard Project in LA and his ‘Namaste’ billboard just went up at Santa Monica and Vine. Check out the Shepard Fairey billboards from the project [...]
Noel Vasquez, Getty Images The unforgiving cycle of Bonnaroo's day-to-day closing-and-opening schedule -- 4AM to 12PM -- presented its foremost challenge to the bleary-eyed crowd on Saturday, with a tremendous lineup stacked in time and stage placement on the grounds. Show More Summary
When many of us heard about Adam "MCA" Yauch’s passing, we hopped on Twitter to express shock and our condolences. Maybe we pasted an epitaph like “you have to fight, for your right, to party,” so long as it fit within 140 characters. But...Show More Summary
Talib Kweli played a new song off his upcoming LP and paid tribute to the late Adam “MCA” Yauch at his recent performance at the Sound Academy in Toronto, Ontario....
image via Arrested Motion and FRESHNGOOD Shepard Fairey was asked to participate in a tribute billboard project to show respect and to remember the late Beastie Boy, Adam “MCA” Yauch. Two billboards in Los Angeles, California feature Fairey’s design that include a photo by Glen E. Friedman. image via Shepard Fairey image via Shepard Fairey [...]
Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys has been memorialized anew around town, this time by none other than Shepard Fairey. [ more › ]
We’re not entirely unconvinced that Chris Brown‘s new video for “Till I Die” isn’t a straight-up parody. Instead of trying to convince us he’s a sex object by having women fawn all over him (or float above him), Breezy — with a mouth overflowing with gold teeth and matching bling draped across his chest — steps right... More »
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Shepard Fairey was recently asked to participate in a homegrown project to show respect and remembrance to the late Adam Yauch (MCA) of the Beastie Boys. The project consisted of doing up a few memorial billboards around Los Angeles. Shepard’s contribution features on 2 billboards; one on Sunset at Las Palmas and another on [...]