IT WAS ON THIS DATE MAY 4, 2012 ADAM YAUCH OF THE BEASTIE BOYS DIED

Adam Nathaniel Yauch (pronounced /jaʊk/; August 5, 1964 – May 4, 2012), better known under the stage name MCA,[2] was an American rapper, bass player, filmmaker and a founding member of the hip hop group Beastie Boys.


Yauch founded Oscilloscope Laboratories, an independent film production and distribution company based in New York City. As a Buddhist, he was involved in the Tibetan independence movement and organized the Tibetan Freedom Concert.[3] He died in 2012 from parotid cancer

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