Co-founding member of the Beastie Boys, Adam Yauch, also known as MCA, has recently passed away due to throat cancer. This hip-hop legend was diagnosed after the discovery of a tumor in his salivary gland. Yauch’s condition kept him from experiencing the Beastie Boys’ induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, delayed the release of the group’s most recent album, and made the band unable to make music videos since the diagnosis. The trio was considered a pioneer of hip-hop itself and Adam Yauch will be remembered as long as the genre exists.
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