Yesterday the hip-hop world said goodbye to a true legend of the game, Adam “MCA” Yauch of the Beastie Boys.
Adam had been battling cancer for a long time and finally lost the fight on May 4, 2012.
Many kids grew up listening to the Beastie Boys, including me. They helped to bring hip-hop into the mainstream in it’s early days. They had their own style. They didn’t care if what they were doing was mainstream or not, they just kept on doing what they loved. They stood up publicly for causes they believed in. They were trailblazers.
MCA will be missed.
Check out the video above to see Coldplay doing a tribute to the fallen legend as they played a show at The Hollywood bowl on the day of Adam’s death.