BEASTIE BOY ADAM YAUCH HAS DIED
TMZ is reporting that Beastie Boy rapper Adam Yauch, has passed away at the age of 47. Back in 2009, Adam, who went by the name MCA in the group, announced that he had cancer and went through surgery and radiation treatment. It’s not clear if his death was related to his battle with cancer, but we’ll keep you updated. Yauch co-founded the Beastie Boys in 1979 with Mike D, Mix Master Mike and Ad Roc. He is survived by his wife and daughter.
- TIDBIT: The Beastie Boys have won three GRAMMYS.
- TIDBIT: Just last month, the Beastie Boys were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Adam was not able to make it to the induction ceremony but no reason was given as to why.
- TWITTER REACTIONS:
- Cypress Hill: “deepest condolences 2 the family of Adam yauch & the beastie boys. Adam was the coolest dude ever& will b missed but memory will live on.”
- Papa Roach: “Rest in Peace to a hip hop pioneer - Adam Yauch aka MCA of Beastie Boys.”
- Reverend Run: “R I P Adam... I'm devastated. Praying for Adam Yauch's family from the legendary Beastie Boys. Youll be missed!
- Kurt Loder: “RIP Adam Yauch: Beastie Boys live at Woodstock 1999: "Sabotage": http://tinyurl.com/2u8c6zg”
- Edgar Wright: “Am heartbroken about Adam Yauch. Met him exactly a year ago in NYC. He was a fine, funny, talented gent. Will miss you Nathanial Hörnblowér.
- Q-Tip: “sadness....”
- Fred Durst: “A very sad day indeed. Adam Yauch RIP.”
- 311: “Much love & respect, Adam Yauch. Our best to the #BeastieBoys family.”
- Ice-T: “TERRIBLE NEWS: MCA of the Beastie Boys has died at 47. Another very sad day in Hip Hop. #MCARIP.”
- Chantal Claret: “Paul Revere, my favorite Beastie Boys song off of License to Ill which I played till it broke. RIP MCA.”
- Hayley Williams: “RIP ADAM MCA YAUCH.”
- Benji Madden: “This news hits hard. The Beastie Boys are 1of the reasons I do music&MCA was the captain. Thanx for everythin MCA. Rest in Peace #RIPMCA”
- Duff McKagan: “RIP Adam. Your contributions to music and humanity will be remembered forever. Our hearts go out to MCA's family, and fellow Beastie's.”
- Rob Thomas: “holy s**t. R.I.P. ADAM YAUCH. MCA, you will be missed.”
- Tom Morello: “Rip dear Adam Yauch. Words can't express the sadness and loss. Ur humor, talent & gentle soul are just irreplacable. Be at peace brother.”
- One Republic: “R.I.P Adam MCA. Beastie Boys remain untouchable.”
- Linkin Park: “We're sad to learn about the death of MCA. Our condolences to the Beastie Boys and Adam's family.”
- Kevin Smith: “RIP Adam Yauch. You made my teenage years more fun and your art made it easier for me to do what I do. For a Beastie, you sure were a beaut.”
- Travis Barker: “Rest In Peace Adam Yauch /MCA. 4ever somebody i looked up to & had the pleasure of meeting. Damn this bums me out, we lost one of the best.”
- Chad Smith from Red Hot Chili Peppers: “Wow, lost another brother..sail on MCA..”
- Rainn Wilson: “RIP Adam Yauch (MCA of the Beastie Boys). He was a super-genius, a visionary and, most importantly, a really good person.”
- Marlon Wayans: “Rest in peace Adam Yauch. Beastie Boys were always the "coolest whiteboys" when I was growing up. They erased color lines the opposite way”
- Biz Markie: “A VERY SPECIAL R.I.P. TO ADAM YAUCH FROM THE BEASTIE BOYS MY BROTHER YOU ARE GONNA BE TRULY MISSED MY HEART IS HEAVY.....”
- Big Daddy Kane: “Rest in peace MCA of the Beastie Boys. A pioneer, legend & OG that will be missed.”
- Snoop Dogg: “RIP MCA U are a Legend and a pioneer. #BeastieBoys4life”
- Common: “God Bless the soul of Adam Yauch aka MCA of the Beastie Boys. RIP
- Jimmy Eat World: “We're very saddened by the passing of Adam Yauch. RIP MCA. You'll be missed. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdJ5e70Q8mw.”
- Steve Aoki: “ahhh man... rest in peace to the one and only MCA. wow. terrible news”
- Uncle Kracker: "License to ill" was the soundtrack of my youth and "MCA" was as much a part of my teenage years as any one of my friends.
- Chromeo: “Devastating. #RIPMCA”
- Backstreet Boys: “Rip MCA - out thoughts are with you and your family. #BeastieBoys4Life”
- DonaldGlover: “Adam Yauch was an amazing artist and one of the nicest people I've ever met. His music was some of my favorite. Truly saddened. RIP MCA.”
- Slash: “Sad day. MCA was fucking awesome. RIP man. We'll miss you very much.”
- Billy Corgan: “Sad news about Adam Yauch's passing,a man of dignity + spiritual conviction. I always had great respect for him in times we met and talked”
- Bloc Party: “RIP MCA. Bass is a poorer place today.”
- Krist Novoselic: “Adam Yauch #RIPMCA. Thank you for Sabotage bass riff and many other great grooves. Adam also worked for justice and peace consciousness.”
- Flea: “Prayers and all the love I could ever muster for Adam Yauch. What a beautiful man. God bless his beautiful soul. A class act all the way”
- Far East Movement: “Cuz u can't u won't and u don't stop. Always make noise for MCA. RIP to the illest. Dam this can't be real”
- Danny Masterson: “MCA u will b missed more than most. Thank you for teaching me about hiphop when I was a kid.”
- Mike Shinoda: “The first record that ever mattered to me. Will be on repeat all day. #RIPMCA http://instagr.am/p/KNyvFpDmdo/”
- Weezer: “We are so sorry to hear about the loss of the Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch (MCA) a true legend & inspirational to everyone in weezers generation”
- Nickelback: “Absolutely devastated to hear about the passing of Adam Yauch of @beastieboys. Our best wishes to his family, band mates, friends and fans.”
COLDPLAY SINGER CHRIS MARTIN HAS TINNITUS
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- LISTEN! FM recently released a snippet of the song “Dirty Bass” featuring Tyga on their website. You can listen here: www.FarEastMovement.com/news/default.aspx.
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