View Full Version : RIP Adam Yach

Ian Jane
05-04-2012, 01:06 PM
From Rolling Stone (http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/beastie-boys-co-founder-adam-yauch-dead-at-48-20120504) a few minutes ago:

"Adam Yauch, one-third of the pioneering hip-hop group the Beastie Boys, has died at the age of 48, Rolling Stone has learned. Yauch, also known as MCA, had been in treatment for cancer since 2009. The rapper was diagnosed in 2009 after discovering a tumor in his salivary gland.

Yauch sat out the Beastie Boys' induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April, and his treatments delayed the release of the group's most recent album, Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 2. The Beastie Boys had not performed live since the summer of 2009, and Yauch's illness prevented the group from appearing in music videos for Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 2.

Yauch co-founded the Beastie Boys with Mike "Mike D" Diamond and Adam "Ad-Rock" Horowitz in 1979. The band started off as a hardcore punk group, but soon began experimenting with hip-hop. The band broke big with their first proper album, Licensed to Ill, in 1986, and further albums Paul's Boutique, Check Your Head and Ill Communication cemented the band as a true superstar act.

In addition to his career with the Beastie Boys, Yauch was heavily involved in the movement to free Tibet and co-organized the Tibetan Freedom Concerts of the late Nineties. In 2002, he launched the film production company Oscilloscope Laboratories."

I grew up listening to these guys and they aren't really a whole lot older than I am. This is horrible news.

05-04-2012, 01:17 PM

Todd Jordan
05-04-2012, 01:26 PM
I know which one is screech's brother...in Fight For Your Right, which one is Adam Yach?

Ian Jane
05-04-2012, 01:36 PM

On the right.

Paul Casey
05-04-2012, 02:31 PM
"I was making records when you were suckin' your mother's dick."


Andrew Monroe
05-04-2012, 03:09 PM
Damn, he was the same age as I am. That's way too young to die. I am not a fan of hip hop aside from a few acts but they were one I always dug, and I always thought he was the coolest one.

Ian Jane
05-04-2012, 03:10 PM
I always thought he was the coolest one.

Me too. Had the best voice of the three too. He was also the guy behind Oscilloscope Labs, who have put out some pretty great DVDs over the years.

05-04-2012, 03:24 PM
This sucks... :(((( RIP BBOY

Jack J
05-04-2012, 05:59 PM
Like Andrew said, that is way too young to go. :(

RIP, Beastie Boy.

05-04-2012, 06:46 PM
This sucks.

Has any of their hardcore stuff other than what's on that anthology ever made it out?

Ian Jane
05-04-2012, 07:37 PM
Was what was on the Anthology the same stuff that was on the Some Old Bullshit EP? Cause that was some rad old hardcore stuff.

There are some bootlegs around too.

05-06-2012, 10:50 PM
The only song on the anthology was "Beastie Boys", so clearly there is.

I guess I'll buy Some Old Bullshit tomorrow. Thanks.

Mark Tolch
05-07-2012, 07:41 AM
RIP, MCA. Hard to describe the influence that their music has had on me, and how it shaped my interest in different styles. They were a pretty unique group, despite being pigeonholed as a hip hop act. Paul's Boutique and Check Your Head are still such fresh-sounding albums, and aside from a slight hiccup with To The 5 Boroughs, they were consistently groundbreaking.

Ian Jane
05-07-2012, 09:07 AM
I actually really liked To The 5 Burroughs a lot.

Mark Tolch
05-07-2012, 10:56 AM
Its not that i didn't like it at all, it just didn't feel as consistent. Actually, Hello Nasty wasn't as consistent either, but the whole first half of that album is so friggin' rad, i can forgive the parts that didn't work for me. To the 5 Boroughs felt like it had a couple of intentional singles with videos in mind, and after that they stopped giving a shit. It's got a few great tracks, but feels disjointed. I can attribute some of that to it being a post-9/11 response (more or less) to 9/11, and that the emotions were running high....but Hot Sauce Committee is what brought it all back for me.

05-07-2012, 11:20 AM
Hello Nasty was the last album of theirs I heard. I've never really considered myself a big fan (License to Ill is still the only album I listen to regularly), but I realized recently that they were pretty much the soundtrack to the best time in my life.

Mark Tolch
05-07-2012, 12:49 PM

Johnny Stickman
05-09-2012, 07:30 AM
Jon Stewart said it better than I can.


Ian Jane
05-09-2012, 09:33 AM
Jon Stewart is frequently the man. That was a nice way to end the show the other night.

Ian Jane
05-09-2012, 02:23 PM
This is pretty great (http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/182899/street-artists-pay-tribute-to-beastie-boys-adam-yauch-with-gratitude-mural/#2):


Mark Tolch
05-09-2012, 10:08 PM
I think we need to find that when we're in Brooklyn. That's awesome.

Ian Jane
05-15-2012, 11:48 AM


Mark Tolch
05-15-2012, 01:44 PM
Those kids are rad.

Ian Jane
05-16-2012, 12:21 PM
This Senator is also rad.


Mark Tolch
05-16-2012, 07:55 PM
I would've loved to have seen the looks on the faces of the other Senators present. :-D I'm betting there were a whole lot of WTF? expressions happening.

Ian Jane
05-23-2012, 12:48 PM
Cover for the latest issue of Rolling Stone:


Mark Tolch
05-23-2012, 04:01 PM
I'll be buying Rolling Stone for the first time since Hunter S. Thompson died. :)

In other news, there's a petition to rename Brooklyn's Squibb Park "Adam Yauch Park" I think it should be more clever.

Ian Jane
05-03-2014, 11:19 AM

Mark Tolch
05-04-2014, 04:22 PM
Freakin' vertical video clips. When will people learn?

Mark Tolch
05-04-2016, 09:34 AM
That was 4 years ago this May.
I seen him just the other day.

RIP MCA, it's a Beasties Day, all day.

Ian Jane
05-04-2016, 10:21 AM