Music News: Beastie Boys Adam “MCA” Yauch dies at 47

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After Three year battle, MCA Loses Fight with Cancer

 

BY Joe Kovack

Beastie Boys co-founder Adam “MCA” Yauch has died today after a three year battle with cancer at the age of 47. Yauch is probably best known as the gravelly-voiced compliment to his band mates Adam “ADROCK” Horowitz and Michael “Mike D” Diamond but was also a founding member of the Milarepa Foundation, which produced the Tibetan Freedom Concert benefits, and the film production and distribution company Oscilloscope Laboratories.

The trio have helped shape hip hop since the 80’s and were the first hip hop group to top the Billboard charts. His humanitarian efforts helped bring the plight of the Tibetan people into the limelight. The Beastie Boys were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame just this year.

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