RIP: Adam "MCA" Yauch of the Beastie Boys

May 04, 2012

We felt we would be doing a disservice today if we didn't mention the immeasurable loss of Beastie Boy Adam "MCA" Yauch, who died today at the age of 47 after a long battle with cancer. Of course, the Beastie Boys played a pivotal role in fronting a cultural fusion of hip-hop, skate, art, film, punk, and activism, and Yauch was at the forefront of socially conscious celebrity. Tibentan Freedom Concerts, landmark albums, collabs with Spike Jonze, and some of the best Fender Jazz bass lines you will ever hear, we are very saddened by the news of MCA.