RIP Adam Yauch (MCA)

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After a long battle with cancer, Adam Yauch (MCA) founding member of the Beastie Boys, has passed away. He was one of the most influential artists in hip hop history. Along with Mike D, Ad-Rock and Mix Master Mike, the Beastie Boys were icons of our generation. We’ll all remember listening to Licensed to Ill for the first time… and the hundredth time.

And lest we forget when the boys dropped The 5 Boroughs in 2004, celebrating a the city they loved post 9/11, and New Yorkers started tapping their feet just a little more in in the streets.

Beyond his music, Adam was an advocate for the less fortunate and disenfranchised, everything the Chivers stand for. RIP, MCA, we’ll see you in another dimension.

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  • misschris

    So sad. Adam, you are now intergalactic planetary. RIP

  • Lowrent75

    I got arrested at Mardi Gras for jumpin on a float, my man MCA got a beard like a billy goat. RIP MCA

  • goodguysfan

    RIP MCA Thanks for all your awesome music.

  • Sam Malone

    Ahead of his time, there is an induction ceremony to the Rock &Roll HOF that has not aired yet, he couldn't make it due to illness but what an influential group. RIP

  • gmoney

    Well if you battle me I will revile
    People always say my style is wild
    You've got gall, you've got guile
    To step to me I'm a rap-o-phile

    One of my ALL TIME favorite lyrics…………….made me smile everytime.

    Adam is jammin' and showin off his lyrical rhyme skill up above.



    I really hope everyone starts posting some lyrics of his………….

  • Nutt Meat 74

    The world just got a little bit darker. RIP

  • DRB

    R.I.P. MCA!!!

  • MattKL

    Shit's fucked up, man. Fuck cancer.

  • @TheDood13

    RIP such a great influence some of the best times from my childhood were done while listening to you

  • Brent

    Fuck you Cancer.

  • SaltLakeChiver

    Sabotage, by way of cancer. Goodnight, sweet prince.

  • Screwdriver

    MCA – RIP…….

    Gonna blast Beastie Boys for the next 24……fuck my neighbors.

  • _Moose_

    MCA – had more juice than Picasso had paint. May he rest in peace.

  • Nathaniel Hornblower

    One of the top 3 New York Jewish rappers of all time

  • Joe

    MCA You will be missed. Suck my balls Cancer.

  • droopaloop

    Fuck you cancer, you're an asshole.

  • Yeah_but

    Fuck Cancer. RIP Adam.

  • drbman

    My name is MCA I got a license to ill…-RIP Adam
    You forever marked my high school years dances!

  • Chive_On

    Prolly shows my age, but wtf. I have a tape of some of their punk around somewhere, and as others have said, Licensed to Ill was my first CD bought.

    Hell, they were the first group I had seen that allowed you to download tracks from their website!

    They've had a certain influence over a generation of music listeners, and the world's just gonna suck even more because the artists these days are too fucking cookie cutter to replace them. RIP MCA

  • Panigale

    Always in threes….Dick Clark, Jr Seau and now MCA!

  • MgoBlue

    My youth. RIP MCA! I will forever be grateful for your music.

  • John Bocanegra

    In 1999 I was 10 when I first heard them. One of my favorites of original hip hop, #RIPMCA

  • Grant

    St. Peter is beside himself. You are a legend in the music scene and you will be missed. RIP.

  • gmoney

    …………..and if cancer was a man, then i would kick him square in the nuts.

  • Camboss23

    Thank you to the gods for the sick beats and the great times. RIP and keep droppin' those beats when I get there. Much Love.

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