Nine years have passed since the passing of Beastie Boys founding member Adam Yauch, aka MCA, but his legacy is a testament to why he should be recognized on the day of his birth.
This year marks the eighth anniversary of the passing of the Beastie Boys co-founder, who passed away on May 4, 2012 after a three-year battle with cancer at the age of 47. Just weeks before his death, the inventive style that he and the crew became known for having been immortalized in the Rock N ‘Roll Hall of Fame. And he would also have been 57 today.
Yauch was just 22 years old when the Beastie Boys released their debut album. Licensed for the sick and directed many of the videos. After the Beastie Boys achieved success at all levels of music, from Hip Hop to punk and metal fans alike, Adam took on many projects across the creative spectrum: He first built a state-of-the-art recording studio in New York City and then established an independent study. film company, thus directing several acclaimed films.
Each year Yauch is celebrated in his hometown of New York with “MCA Day,” a dedication to MCA’s contributions to Hip Hop and to all who had the pleasure of meeting him.
Happy birthday to one of the pioneers of Hip Hop! BREAK