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Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys was better known by his stage name “MCA.” He was born in Brooklyn on this day in 1967. Unfortunately, he died of cancer two years ago at the age of forty-seven. I personally never got into the Beastie Boys. I think I was born just a couple years too... Read more »

Beastie Boys Could Have Been Bigger Than Eminem, Says Russell Simmons [Video]

The Beastie Boys could have been bigger than Eminem, according to Russell Simmons, the man behind the music label Def Jam. Back in the 80s, Mike Diamond, Adam Yauch, and Adam Horowitz were a juggernaut in the rap scene, putting raw energy and a positive edge behind some of the most classic rap music ever... Show More Summary

FIDLAR cover Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage” — listen

A blistering rendition in honor of Adam 'MCA' Yauch, who passed away four years ago today.

FIDLAR – “Sabotage” (Beastie Boys Cover)

4 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Chaotic LA punks FIDLAR have shared a cover of the Beastie Boys’ 1994 Ill Communication track “Sabotage” as a dedication to Adam “MCA” Yauch, who passed away four years ago yesterday. Listen and compare to the original below.

Boldness, Aspiration, and Vision: How Hip Hop Changed Communications

Summary: When Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest passed away, joining hip-hop pioneers Biggie Smalls and Adam "MCA" Yauch in the sky, my Twitter timeline lit up. There were commemorations, music and tributes reflecting the impact of this man’s life. #RIPPhife shot up the list of trending topics faster than the Midnight Marauders album in the fall of 1993.

Adam Yauch: Check His head

Originally published in the January 1995 Shambhala Sun magazine, this interview finds Yauch after the release of Ill Communication, candidly talking about about hip-hop, hardcore, helping people, and his relationship to Buddhism's Bodhisattva Vow. The post Adam Yauch: Check His head appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Happy Birthday, MCA!

As long as hip-hop is around, the Beastie Boys' contributions won't be forgotten. Today (Aug. 5), we remember the rapper in the trio with the raspy voice. MCA, born Adam Yauch, would've turned 51 years old. Continue reading…

Beastie Boys Deny Rumors Of Live Performances Without Adam Yauch

It has been a while since we saw the hip hop band Beastie Boys perform on stage. And while may fans are hoping for a reunion after Adam Yauch’s death in 2012, the Beastie Boys are now confirming that there will be no live performances, despite the ongoing rumors. Show More Summary

Beastie Boys: No 'live performances without Adam Yauch'

last yearNews : NY Daily News

The surviving members of the Beastie Boys have confirmed they will never perform live again.

Beastie Boys File Trademark Application for Live Performances

Beastie Boys have been musically inactive since Adam "MCA" Yauch passed away in 2012. "We can't make new music without him," Michael "Mike D" Diamond said last year. But earlier this week, Mike D and Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz filed a trademark...Show More Summary

The Beastie Men

last yearHumor / odd : The Hairpin

by Jazmine Hughes Are the Beastie Boys done? "We're done. Oh yeah. Adam Yauch started the band. It's not like a thing where we could continue without him." Never contemplated it? "No." Does that require a psychological adjustment? The band that you were in your entire life no longer exists. "It's a huge deal. Show More Summary

Newswire: Beastie Boys are now officially done, but (sort of) won another court case

It seemed obvious, but it’s officially official now: Beastie Boys are done. The group’s Adam Horovitz told GQ that since the late Adam Yauch started the group, the remaining two members (understandably) decided they couldn’t continue without him. Show More Summary

Beastie Boys Seeking $2.4 Million From Monster Energy Drink

The late Adam "MCA" Yauch made sure he wouldn't ever become a corporate shill—in his will, the Beastie Boy stated that "his image, music and any art he created could not be used for advertising." At the time details of his will wereShow More Summary

Watch Wayne Coyne Discuss The Origin Of Christmas On Mars In A Clip From XMas Doc Jingle Bell Rocks!

2 years agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Oscilloscope Laboratories, the film distribution company founded by the late Adam Yauch, will be releasing a movie about obscure Christmas songs entitled Jingle Bell Rocks! later this month. The film, directed by Mitchell Kezin, will feature cameos from RUN DMC, John Waters, and the Flaming Lips, among others. In the film, Wayne Coyne discusses the [...]

Did Chewing Tobacco Kill Tony Gwynn?

2 years agoSports : Deadspin

On Monday, Tony Gwynn died from complications related to salivary cancer, the same disease that claimed the life of Beastie Boy Adam Yauch two years ago. When Yauch died at the hospital where I work in Manhattan, I was shaken. A whole generation got a little older that day. Show More Summary

Beastie Boys Poised For Another Legal Win, This Time Over Paul’s Boutique Samples

2 years agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Beastie Boys already prevailed in legal battles against GoldieBlox and Monster Energy this year, and now they seem likely to win a third. Before Adam Yauch died, the record label Tuf America sued Beastie Boys over the use of uncleared samples from Trouble Funk’s “Say What” and “Let’s Get Small” on the Beasties’ Dust-Brothers-produced 1989 [...]

Beastie Boys awarded $1.7 million in copyright case against Monster Beverage

The Beastie Boys were victorious on Thursday, winning $1.7 million in a copyright lawsuit against Monster Beverage. Michael "Mike D" Diamond, Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz, and the estate of Adam "MCA" Yauch filed the suit against the energy...Show More Summary

Mike D Confirms Beastie Boys Are Done, Ad-Rock Dances On Inside Amy Schumer

2 years agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Last week, during the Beastie Boys’ court battle against Monster Energy Drink, Mike D said something we all already knew: After the death of Adam Yauch, the Beastie Boys are done. Here’s what he said: “We have not been able to tour since MCA, Adam Yauch, died. We can’t make new music.” Honestly, this is [...]

This Is What Happens When Beastie Boys Go to Court

The Beastie Boys are suing Monster Beverage Corp. over using their music in a promotional video posted just days after the death of member Adam Yauch, who specified in his will that his music was never to be used in ads. The case went to trial in New York yesterday,...

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