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Beastie Boy Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch’s Death Named Most Shocking Diffuser.fm Headline of 2012
Beastie Boy Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch’s Death Named Most Shocking Diffuser.fm Headline of 2012
Last year's death of Beastie Boys rapper Adam 'MCA' Yauch wasn't a complete surprise -- word of his cancer diagnosis and declining health had been circulating for awhile -- but the news nevertheless came as a shock. The pioneering MC's passing on May 4 at the age of 47 still weighs heavy on fans' minds, and it's been voted the Most Shocking Headline in the 2012 Diffuser.fm Music Awards.
Beastie Boys Rapper Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch Dies of Cancer – Shocking Rock Stories of 2012
Beastie Boys Rapper Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch Dies of Cancer – Shocking Rock Stories of 2012
It wasn't exactly surprising -- word of Adam "MCA" Yauch's cancer diagnosis and declining health had been circulating for awhile -- but when the news finally broke on May 4 that the founding member of the Beastie Boys had died at the age of 47, there was little room at first to feel anything other than shock. Yauch had been in treatment for cancer since 2009, after the discovery of a tum
Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch May Have Brooklyn Park Renamed in His Honor
Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch May Have Brooklyn Park Renamed in His Honor
The tributes keep coming in for late Beastie Boys emcee Adam Yauch. Just last weekend, 'MCA Day' took place in New York's Union Square, while the state's senators took a moment to recognize Yauch on the floor with a resolution recognizing his musical and philanthropic accomplishments. Billboard reports that the residents of Brooklyn have now started a Facebook petition to have the city's Squibb Pa
Cee Lo Green Pays Tribute to Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch at 2012 Billboard Music Awards
Cee Lo Green Pays Tribute to Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch at 2012 Billboard Music Awards
Cee Lo Green, of all people, hit the stage of the 2012 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night in Las Vegas to pay tribute to late Beastie Boys rapper Adam Yauch with a lively run-through of the B-Boys classic '(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!).' 'The Voice' coach was joined by his recently reunited band Goodie Mob, the Atlanta-based hip-hop collective, for the performance.
New York Senate Declares May 4 ‘MCA Day’ in Honor of Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch
New York Senate Declares May 4 ‘MCA Day’ in Honor of Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch
Because they probably shouldn't pour a Brass Monkey out for him, New York state senators have adopted a resolution to pause their proceedings in honor of Brooklyn's own Adam "MCA" Yauch. The Beastie Boy passed away on May 4, and the representatives are repping him and the Beasties by way of legislation. One line observes, "They can't, they don't, they won't stop changing the face of
Beastie Boys Hit With New Lawsuit Just Before Adam Yauch’s Death
Beastie Boys Hit With New Lawsuit Just Before Adam Yauch’s Death
Most hip-hop fans are probably aware of the way early records made liberal use of samples -- until a wave of copyright lawsuits changed everything in the late '80s, right around the time the Beastie Boys' groundbreaking, sample-heavy second album 'Paul's Boutique' was released. What they may not realize, however, is that those lawsuits are still going on; in fact, a new one was filed just last wee

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