Beastie Boys maintain a pretty strict no-ads policy, and it's rare to hear their music used in promotional videos of any sort. When Adam Yauch died in 2012, his will prohibited the use of any music he made for advertising purposes. Since then, Beastie Boys took Monster Energy Drink to court when the company used…
Adam “MCA” Yauch’s will prohibits the band’s music from being used to sell products
Five Years Ago It was the previous week in 2012 that we learned the sad news of the death of the Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch (better known as MCA), and it was this week that the EFF called for an end to the war on sampling as a tribute to his legacy. Show More Summary
The organizers of MCA Day, the annual late-summer event celebrating the late Brooklyn rapper Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys, are hosting a party on Saturday in the Brooklyn Heights park that bears the Yauch's name. [ more › ]
Adam "MCA" Yauch was the heart and soul of the Beastie Boys. Continue reading…
There’s nothing that the internet loves more than cat videos, and with its next feature-length documentary, YouTube Red is giving viewers their fill. The subscription service has partnered with the late Beastie Boy Adam Yauch’s New York-based...Show More Summary
Beastie Boy Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz has long been an outspoken and engaged political activist; most recently, he facilitated an anti-hate rally in the Brooklyn park named for his late friend, bandmate, and collaborator Adam Yauch after the park was vandalized with anti-Semitic and pro-Trump graffiti. His latest politically-tinged project, however, ... More »
On Nov. 18, residents of Brooklyn Heights in New York discovered spray-painted swastikas and the words “Go Trump” at a local park named in honor of Adam “MCA” Yauch, a member of the Beastie Boys who played at the park as a kid who died in 2012 after battling cancer. Yauch’s mother was Jewish and his father was Catholic. Show More Summary
The rally was in response to anti-Semitic and pro-Trump grafitti on the park's playground
At Adam Yauch Park, elected officials and Adam Horovitz of the Beastie Boys spoke out against hate crimes, reports of which have risen in New York City this year.
The rally came a few days after swatstikas and pro-Trump messages were spraypainted in the park named after the late Beastie Boys member.
At a protest in Brooklyn Heights on Sunday, former Beastie Boy Adam “Ad Rock” Horovitz spoke out against the “homegrown terrorism” that resulted in his longtime bandmate Adam Yauch’s memorial park getting spray painted with swastikas and the words “Go...
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A member of the Beastie Boys urged New Yorkers to “Get It Together” and oppose President-elect Donald Trump at a packed Brooklyn rally.
On Friday, playground equipment in a Brooklyn Heights park named after the late Beastie Boy Adam “MCA” Yauch was defaced with swastikas and pro-Trump graffiti. Today, local politicians including New York State Senator Daniel Squadron and city councilman Brad Lander organized a “Stand Up Against Hate” rally at the same park, drawing a crowd of […]
In response to the anti-Semitic, pro-Trump swastika graffiti that appeared in Brooklyn Height's Adam Yauch Park this past week, Yauch's fellow Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz and several hundred supporters gathered this morning in the park to speak out against racism and hate. “Spray painting swastikas in a children’s playground is ... More »
Beastie Boys’ Ad-Rock spoke at an anti-hate rally at the Brooklyn park named for his late bandmate Adam Yauch. The rally was held in response to the recent defacement of Yauch’s memorial with swastikas and pro-Trump graffiti. Through...Show More Summary
Brooklyn's Adam Yauch Park, named after the late member of the Beastie Boys who was once called "Muslim Americans' hero, and America's personal Jewish Gandhi," had its playground vandalized with swastikas and "Go Trump" graffiti this week. Show More Summary
A park dedicated to the Beastie Boys’ late member Adam "MCA" Yauch was vandalized with graffiti of swastikas and a pro-Donald Trump slogan on Friday. New York City Councilman Brad Lander tweeted a photo of the graffiti that included the words “Go Trump!” at the park in Brooklyn Heights. Show More Summary