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Farewell Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys

If you love music of the 80s, you probably love -- or at least respect -- the Beastie Boys.

Adam Yauch, rapper and founder of the Beasties died yesterday. He was 47. Yauch was diagnosed with cancer a few years ago.

With the Beasties, Yauch was known as MCA.

The 1986 album Licensed to Ill is a cornerstone of hip hop... and one of the best albums of the 80s period.

The Beastie Boys were just inducted into the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame. Yauch didn't get to attend because of his illness, so his band mates read a letter from him to the crowd.

Reader Comments (3)

R.I.P. Great band that I was fortunate enough to see live on three occasions. He'll be missed.
May 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSnoot
Didn't know him or his music but always a tragedy to lose someone that young. RIP. my condolences to his family.
May 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRita
Cancer is a mutha fucka.
May 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterscott whitt

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