@Beastie Boys Bid Farewell to MCA
Adam Yauch, who helped make hip-hop a worldwide cultural force as one-third of the influential @Beastie Boys, has died after battling cancer. He was 47. The band’s publicist said in a statement that Yauch died in his native New York on Friday morning. Yauch, also a film director who co-founded the distribution company Oscilloscope Laboratories and an organizer of several charitable concerts, including the Tibetan Freedom Concerts, was first diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in his left salivary gland in 2009. Rest in peace. CLICK THE PIC for one of my favorite Beastie songs.