TWITTER TRIBUTE - Beastie Boys loses Adam Yauch - #RIPMCA

TWITTER TRIBUTE – Beastie Boys loses Adam Yauch – #RIPMCA

Beastie Boys who helped redefine Rap & Hip-Hop have lost one of the members of their group today, Adam Yauch. Widely known as MCA, he was a lyrical genius and will be mourned by many.

Over the course of eight studio albums, the most recent being the acclaimed “Hot Sauce Committee, Part 2,” Beastie Boys sold more than 40 million records, released four No. 1 albums and created some of the most iconic videos in the history of the medium, one of which, for “Sabotage,” helped launch the career of a young skate punk named Spike Jonze.

Source: LA Times

Twitter has poured out their feelings about the passing of MCA, which you can see below. You can also click on this link to see the Beastie Boys official statement on the passing of Adam Yauch.

Adam Yauch | 1964-2012
It is with great sadness that we confirm that musician, rapper, activist and director Adam “MCA” Yauch, founding member of Beastie Boys and also of the Milarepa Foundation that produced the Tibetan Freedom Concert benefits, and film production and distribution company Oscilloscope Laboratories, passed away in his native New York City this morning after a near-three-year battle with cancer. He was 47 years old.