RIP Adam Yauch, aka MCA of the Beastie Boys

From McCarren Park pool in 2007. We’ll miss you, buddy. Cancer is a piece of shit.

Photo via LA Times.

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  • Here’s Marty M’s tribute:

    “Brooklyn—the Creative Capital of New York City—has made so many great contributions to music and the arts, and in the world of hip hop, they don’t come much bigger than Brooklyn native Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch and his fellow Beastie Boys. Adam, who grew up in Brooklyn Heights, co-founded the Beastie Boys while a student at Edward R. Murrow High School and the group went on to sell more than 40 million records worldwide and earn a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And, of course, Adam’s home borough was immortalized in the Beastie Boys’ 1987 hit, No Sleep Till Brooklyn, and he never forgot where he came from with lyrics like Open Letter to NYC’s ‘At lunch I’d go to Blimpies down on Montague Street and hit the Fulton Street Mall for the sneakers on my feet.’ The thoughts and prayers of Brooklynites and music fans everywhere are with Adam’s wife, Dechen Wangdu, and their daughter, Tenzin Losel, during this difficult time.”