RIP Adam Yauch [1964-2012]

Born and bred in Brooklyn, the USA
They call me Adam Yauch, but I’m MCA
Like a lemon to a lime, a lime to a lemon
I sip the def ale with all the fine women.

Like many GenXers, I grew up listening to The Beastie Boys. Licensed to Ill came out in 1986, my junior year of high school. As a camp counselor, I chose “Girls” as the song for my 5-year-old boys to perform at the camp talent show.

–founded The Beastie Boys with Michael “Mike D” Diamond and Adam “Adrock” Horovitz
–in 2002, Yauch started a recording studio called Oscilloscope Laboratories. He began an independent film distributing company called Oscilloscope Pictures.
–directed the 2006 Beastie Boys concert film, Awesome, I Fuckin’ Shot That!

— Oscilloscope Laboratories also distributed Adam Yauch’s directorial film debut, basketball documentary Gunnin’ For That #1 Spot as well as Kelly Reichardt’s Wendy and Lucy and Oren Moverman’s The Messenger and Banksy’s Exit Through The Gift Shop

–Buddhist and vegan. Very involved in Tibetan independence movement. Also in women’s rights and human rights worldwide.

official obituary

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