Today we morn a great lose in the music industry as member of the Beastie Boys, Adam “MCA” Yauch loses his battle with cancer at the age of 47. Four years ago on July 20, 2009, Yauch announced he had been diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in his parotid gland, located in the mouth. Due to his illness it postponed there upcoming tour and eighth studio album entitled Hot Sauce Committee Part 1 and later released and changed to Hot Sauce Committee Part 2. Despite Yauch’s condition, he never let anything hold him back from his personal life and career. He put up a strong fight until the end.
Adam “MCA” Yauch, Michael “Mike D” Diamond and Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz formed the Beastie Boys in 1979, starting off as a punk band and later transitioned to hip-hop in 1984. After obtaining local success with the 1983 release of their experimental hip hop 12″ Cooky Puss, followed by their debut album Licensed to Ill in 1986 which received international critical acclaim and commercial success. And later to release such albums as Paul’s Boutique, Check Your Head, Ill Communication and Hello Nasty. By 2010, they had sold 22 million albums in the United States and 40 million albums worldwide.
Yauch will always be remembered for the great lyricist he was bringing us such hits as, “Sabotage“, “Intergalactic” and “(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)”. He also co-founded the Milarepa Fund, which raised money for the Tibetan independence movement. The group also won many Grammys over the years and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year.
May you rest in peace Adam “MCA” Yauch, we will always remember you and we’ll never forget to always “fight for our right to party!”
[Source] TMZ, Wikipedia