R.I.P. Adam Yauch Aka MCA Aka Nathanial Hornblower.

5 May

Like everyone else, I have to post about this because the Beastie Boys are my favorite. Always have been, always will be. And MCA just happens to be my favorite B-Boy and as we all know, this great musician passed away yesterday at the too young age of 47. Adam was not only a member of one of the greatest hip hip/rock groups EVER, he was also a man of his word who stood for what he believed in. He was passionate, charismatic and losing him is a major blow to the Universe.

Some people go through life ‘talking the talk’ and never ‘walking the walk’, Adam did both. In addition to selling over 40 million records world wide with the Beastie Boys and being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, he also started an independent film label called, Oscillioscope Laboratories and was an outspoken human rights activist. A practicing Buddhist, Yauch and the Beastie Boys performed at many shows and festivals to support Tibet, including the Tibetan Freedom Concerts which he was also the mastermind behind. Once Adam got sick with cancer he underwent treatment and also switched over to a vegan diet upon the encouragement of his Tibetan doctors.

Adam lived a short but amazing life. His musical work has been the soundtrack of my generations life and his humanitarian efforts will never be forgotten. Saying he will be missing is a huge understatement.

R.I.P. Adam,  My Favorite B-Boy.

 

 

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