The untimely death of Beastie Boy Adam "MCA" Yauch on Friday has left fans and friends reeling, and has prompted some of those who knew and worked with him to share their remembrances of the 47-year-old hip-hop legend. Among the most recent testimonials: thoughts from Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon and Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction.
Tributes have been pouring in from around the globe following Friday's (May 4) death of Beastie Boy Adam "MCA" Yauch, and bandmate Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz has been extremely moved by all of them. In an entry on the Beastie Boys' blog posted Sunday night, Horovitz took time to show his appreciation to his friends and family during his time of mourning and thank everybody for all the respect shown to Yauch following the sad news of his passing after a three-year battle with cancer.
Everybody knows that Beastie Boy Adam Yauch succumbed to cancer on Friday (May 4), but fewer seem to know exactly what he was up against. The rapper's three-year battle began in 2009 with a rare diagnosis: he had malignant tumors in the parotid gland, one of the salivary glands near the jaw and the ear, that had spread to the nearby lymph node. Not the best news, but he remained hopeful.
The death of founding Beastie Boys member Adam 'MCA' Yauch has affected artists from all music genres, and tributes have been pouring in since news of Yauch's passing broke. Hip-hop icons Eminem and Nas, along with rapper-turned-rocker Kid Rock, are the latest to show respect for their fallen peer.
Ever wonder what exactly a Brass Monkey is? The Beastie Boys put the Monkey on the map with their 1987 hit of the same name, definitely alluding to the fact that it's a drink -- "I drink Brass Monkey and I rock well," in one verse, "Cause I drink it anytime and anyplace" and "Monkey tastes def when you pour it on ice" in the second -- but never quite explaining what it is. So, in honor of Beastie Boy Adam Yauch, who passed away Friday (May 4), we answer the age-old question: how do you make a Brass Monkey?
Adam Yauch is gone, but his his lyrics will live on forever -- maybe even beyond this list of top 10 Adam 'MCA' Yauch Beastie Boys lyrics (joke). The rhyme-slinging rapper, who passed away May 4 after a long battle with cancer, went through quite a transformation during his time in the spotlight, evolving from fresh-faced hard-partier with a knack for lyrical flow into a grey-haired practicing Buddhist with a world-wise outlook and wisdom-imparting lyrics to match.
Music lovers, egg throwers, party-right fighters, interspace monsters, hip-hop heads, punk rock kids, and listeners of vinyl, cassettes, CDs, MP3s and MP4s suffered a massive loss when Beastie Boys rapper Adam Yauch -- aka MCA (he got a beard like a billy goat) -- passed away today (May 4) at the age of 47. When he wasn't dropping English, Yauch was also directing some of the sickest videos in the history of the form, under the ridiculous pseudonym Nathanial Hörnblowér. We got our five faves below.