Beastie Boys’ Founder Adam Yauch Dies at 47: Top 5 Beastie Boys Songs of All Time


Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys has passed from cancer at the age of 47. Known as MCA, Yauch was diagnosed with the debilitating disease in 2009 after doctors discovered a tumor in his salivary gland.

Yauch and the Beastie Boys were one of the first hip-hop groups to gain notoriety in the early 1980s and were often viewed as a wilder version of Run-D.M.C. The Beastie Boys were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April.–amir shaw

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A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Shaw's latest book, Trap History, delves into the history and global dominance of Trap music. Follow his journey on TrapHistory.Com, Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.

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