A friend of mine mailed me this morning, sharingalink to the supercut of every opening lyric performed by the late Adam Yauch, who died last week at 47, better known as MCA of The Beastie Boys. This friend of mine -- known him for years -- is, like me, a big music nerd, and noted "I can't believe I'm still thinking about this; like I knew the guy or something."
It's not unusual to have two talented and famous people die in the same week: it's the old "death in threes" theory. But what is unusual is to have two people die in a week who very recently collaborated. Sadly, such is the case this week as the world lost the considerable talents of both author Maurice Sendak and rapper/producer Adam "MCA" Yauch.
At first glance they wouldn't seem to have much in common, but just a few years ago, Yauch produced a documentary on the life and works of Sendak and you can watch that collaboration online right now.
Today, anyone with ears is mourning the passing of Adam Yauch. His group, The Beastie Boys, is one of the few true crossover bands – we can't think of a single person who doesn't like at least some of the tunes by this incredible, eclectic act. What may have started as dopey frat rock - "(You Go
We've just received word that Adam Yauch, MCA of Grammy-winning rap group the Beastie Boys and indie film producer has passed away at the age of 47. Yauch announced in 2009 that he was being treated for cancer.
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