May 4 2012
Some sads news today, Adam Yauch co-founder of The Beastie Boys has passed away at the age of 47. Also known as MCA, Adam Yauch was diagnosed with cancer back in 2009. Most recently, The Beastie Boys released their album Hot Sauce Committee Part II to critcal acclaim.
Yauch co-founded the Beastie Boys with Mike "Mike D" Diamond and Adam "Ad-Rock" Horowitz in 1979. The band started off as a hardcore punk group, but soon began experimenting with hip-hop. The band broke big with their first proper album, Licensed to Ill, in 1986, and further albums Paul's Boutique, Check Your Head and Ill Communication cemented the band as a true superstar act. (From Rolling Stone Magazine)
RIP Adam Yauch