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Adam Yauch Park Officially Dedicated in Honor of Beastie Boys Musician in Brooklyn Heights

This weekend will be rife with memories of late Beastie Boys musician Adam Yauch and the celebration of his life began Friday (May 3) in Brooklyn Heights, New York where the park where he played as a kid was officially named Adam Yauch Park in his honor. Today (May 4) officially marks the one-year anniversary of his death and there has been a movement over the last year to rename the Palmetto Playground in honor of the man also known as MCA.

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Adam Yauch’s Birthday Celebrated With Beastie Boys Party and Walking Tour in New York

New Yorkers continue to remember Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch of the Beastie Boys, who passed away of cancer in May. To celebrate what would have been Yauch’s 48th birthday this weekend, fans have organized an MCA party and walking tour throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn.

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Cee Lo Green Pays Tribute to Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch at 2012 Billboard Music Awards

Cee Lo Green, of all people, hit the stage of the 2012 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night in Las Vegas to pay tribute to late Beastie Boys rapper Adam Yauch with a lively run-through of the B-Boys classic ‘(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!).’ ‘The Voice’ coach was joined by his recently reunited band Goodie Mob, the Atlanta-based hip-hop collective, for the performance.

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New York Senate Declares May 4 ‘MCA Day’ in Honor of Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch

Because they probably shouldn’t pour a Brass Monkey out for him, New York state senators have adopted a resolution to pause their proceedings in honor of Brooklyn’s own Adam “MCA” Yauch. The Beastie Boy passed away on May 4, and the representatives are repping him and the Beasties by way of legislation. One line observes, “They can’t, they don’t, they won’t stop changing the face of hip-hop, of music, and of our culture.”

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Show ‘Gratitude’ for Late Beastie Boy Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch

The tributes keep rolling in for Adam “MCA” Yauch. Friday night’s (May 4) Red Hot Chili Peppers concert at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., was dedicated by the band to the late, great Beastie Boy, who passed away earlier that day after a three-year battle with cancer — and, as reported by Billboard, honored him in the most poignant of ways.

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10 Beastie Boys Lyrics That Every Guy Should Live By

Adam “MCA” Yauch, a member of the influential and legendary New York rap group the Beastie Boys passed away today at the age of 47. MCA leaves behind not only a nation of hardcore fans, but a legacy of music that will love on for generations.

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Fans Remember Beastie Boy Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch on Twitter

With the news that Adam Yauch, aka MCA of the Beastie Boys passed away today (May 4), the rockers have been tweeting their feelings — and so have the fans. Below is a post of the most telling tweets from Beastie-heads the world over — be on the lookout for more, we’re going to keep them coming. MCA’s heavy bass reached more than one generation of hip-hoppers, punk rockers and everybody else. His growth from egg-throwing goofball to compassionate (and still goofy) activist makes him a folk hero for our time.

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Beastie Boys’ Website Posts Statement Regarding Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch’s Death

After almost three years of fighting cancer, Adam Yauch — aka MCA — passed away. He’s deeply missed by his Beastie Boys brethren, with tweets aplenty pouring out from rock stars and fans alike. And now comes an official statement post on the band’s official website, beastieboys.com. Check it out below:

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Beastie Boys Rapper MCA Dead at 47

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