RIP Adam Yauch (MCA)

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.

  • il Magn1f1co

    Trying to KCCO, gonna be tough today

  • Jammy

    Great time in my life when they entered the scene. Sorry to see the loss of MCA.

  • Connor Lyons

    "Now my name is M.C.A. – I've got a license to kill. I think you know what time it is, it's time to get ill. Now what do we have here, an outlaw and his beer. I run this land, you understand, I make myself clear."

    I can't imagine how Horowitz and Mike D are dealing with this right now. RIP MCA. I'll be blasting Licensed to Ill all weekend and trickle a bit in the gutter for you. The Beastie Boys changed rap forever. Damn, this is upsetting.

  • Brian

    Sad day!!!!!! We lost a pioneer! I bought License ti Ill on cassette when it came out. Damn sad day!!!

  • ItsMeeJv

    This news brought all work at my office to a stand still. RIP MCA.

  • jkc

    Normally I do not comment on things such as this because ultimately I did not even know the dude…but I really enjoyed his contributions..RIP. You, and the rest of the boys, were excellent performers and great artists.

  • Jammy

    I pour it on my face
    Monkey tastes Def when you pour it on ice
    Come on y'all it's time to get nice
    Coolin' by the lockers getting kind of funky
    Me and the crew – we're drinking Brass Monkey

  • onebigcanoe

    Thanks for the soundtrack to some crazy great times, racing through the bush, down a hill on sticks, flying through the air twistin mad, blazed crazy, entering another dimension!

  • Connor Lyons

    Oh, and Keep Calm and Fuck Cancer.

  • Jump Offsides

    All you fucksticks wish you could hold MCA's jock. Even if you lived 10 of your pathetic lives it still wouldn't measure up to half of the 47 years of awesomeness this man lived. The sad thing about all of you dick riders is MCA would go back in time, if he had the chance, and fuck all your mothers so none of you would be born because his jizz is so potent that the weak egg that you are consisted of would dissolve in your moms uterus and render her ability to procreate broken.

    • jkc

      and you own the privilege to pass this judgement because you are one of the children that survived such a "potent blast"? you sir are an idiot!

    • Goldenage_Geek

      …really? A community banding together to pay respects to an amazing person, and you insult them and accuse them of "dick-riding?" Your attempt at being clever and or funny has failed miserably…and if MCA could go back in time, I'm sure he would be more than grateful for all the love and support he got/ is still getting, and after he fucked YOUR mother, he'd force her to swallow to prevent such a disastrous mistake as you from being born.

  • Arrrrg

    Needs moar Beastie Boy threads

  • Jammy

    So tell me: who are you dissing? Maybe I'm missing
    The reason that you're smiling or wilding so listen
    In my head I just wanna take 'em down
    Imagination set loose and I'm gonna shake 'em down

    Let it flow like a mudslide
    A when I get on I like to ride and glide
    I've got depth of perception in my text y'all
    I get props at my mention 'cause I vex y'all

    So what'cha what'cha what'cha want (what'cha want?)?
    A you're so funny with the money that you flaunt (that'cha flaunt)
    Where'd you get your information from huh?
    You think that you can front when the revelation comes?

    • gmoney


  • S.Freud

    Damn. Worst part of getting older: your icons disappear with alarming frequency. RIP, Adam.

  • Jammy

    Leggo my Eggo while I flex my ego
    Step off my Seco, dressed up tuxedo
    Sipping coffee, playing Keno in the casino
    Want a lucky number, ask Mike Dino

    I burn the competition like a flamethrower
    My rhymes age like wine as I get older
    I’m getting bolder, competition is waning
    I got the feeling and assume the lane and

  • CarzyB

    I'm such a huge Beastie Boys fan. I seriously feel like a part of my youth died today. I have such a lump in my throat. I always have a Beastie Boys cd in my truck…it's going to be playing all day.

  • Brendan

    Here are some old photos of 'em way early in their career, enjoy:

  • Bman

    Beastie boys were to perform at the Pemberton Music festival in British Columbia in 2009. I was so stoked to see them live and they had to cancel last minute cause adam was diagnosed with the cancer. I never got a chance to see them perform as a whole, and really crushed I cant. RIP ADAM " Kick off ya shoes and relax your socks"

  • sjd

    R.I.P. Adam! See you on the other side.

  • Mason L

    RIP MCA im raising a beer right now for you you will be missed very much brotha

  • Bobby

    RIP Adam…you will be missed!

  • Mattinnh

    RIP MCA…

  • HankFNMoody

    Fuck Cancer! RIP MCA, you'll be missed.

  • donuts

    wow sad news indeed.
    i was in high school when licensed to ill came out and it changed everything for me.
    rip adam

  • iambigd42

    My favorite all time band….. 😦 bummer

    RIP MCA you will always be one of the best musicians of all time.

  • ChiveMaster

    This sucks. I lost my chance years ago to see them live and I regret it. I was hoping they were going to be going on tour after he got better. Sad day for me. I listen to at least 1 Beasties song every other day. RIP Adam.

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