1. (O)ther (P)eople’s (P)osts: Adam Yauch Remembered.

    MCA

    1. Adam Yauch: 1964 – 2012.

    Statement via the Beasties’ official site.
    [beastieboys.com]

    2. 1987 Playboy Interview with Adam Yauch.

    A glimpse back at the wild days of Licensed To Ill and MCA at the tender age of 22.
    [Mic to Mic]

    3. Vintage Ricky Powell Photos From the Paul’s Boutique Sessions.

    The longtime “4th Beastie” documents the crew’s days recording a classic in the City of Angels.
    [SPIN]

    4. 1993 interview with Adam Yauch from bOING bOING #13.

    Yauch discusses sampling the chants of Tibetan monks, snowboarding, meditation, and entering that “realm of nothingness.”
    [Boing Boing]

    5. Adam Yauch: Check His Head.

    Yauch interviewed in the mid-’90s on spirituality and finding Buddhism.
    [Shambhala Sun]

    6. Adam Yauch: Dreams of Tibet.

    Late ’90s Frontline Q&A with Yauch about his work on the Tibetan Freedom Concerts.
    [PBS]

    7. An Interview with Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys.

    Yauch interviewed in 2008 on his high school and street basketball documentary, Gunnin’ For That #1 Spot, and how filmmaking compares with music-making.
    [Huffington Post]

    8. Adam “MCA” Yauch: Rest In Peace.

    Former Def Jam director of publicity, and our friend, Bill Adler eulogizes Adam Yauch, remembering how he evolved from angry young man to agent of peace.
    [Complex]

    UPDATE: ADDING MORE MCA LINKS AS WE FIND THEM.

    9. MCA (What Does It Mean?) – Questlove and Respect To The End.

    The Roots’ ?uestlove shares some Beastie memories.
    [Okay Player]

    10. Brass monkey, class act: Mets pay tribute to Beastie Boy MCA.

    Honoring the memory of Adam Yauch one at bat at a time.
    [USA Today]

    11. Peace, Adam.

    Writer Sasha Frere-Jones looks back at the life and times of MCA: “And this is the Yauch people remember: a man who could say he was sorry and not feel lessened by it; a man living within the principles of Buddhism and committed to broadening awareness of the political situation in Tibet; and a genuinely quiet person who had become more likely to make a joke at his own expense than anyone else’s.”
    [New Yorker]

    12. Yauch Rocked: Raised by the Beasties.

    A-Trak on how the Beasties shaped his musical aspirations.
    [Huffington Post]

    13. Requiem For a White MC.

    One time 3rd Bass rival Pete Nice gives props.
    [Gawker]

    14. Henry Rollins: The Column! R.I.P. MCA.

    The musician/spoken word artist/TV Host recalls touring with the Beasties and how MCA inspired him to visit Tibet.
    [L.A. Weekly]


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    • L.A.M.F. Gee

      I will truly miss him..The Beasties were perhaps one of the first artists that introduced me to Hip-Hop.I just wished I had an opportunity to see all 3 members live.My prayers go out to Adam’s family as well as Ad-Rock & Mike D…R.I.P. MCA,see you next lifetime.Beastie Boys Forever!

    • Jaz

      Life is just not fair, MCA was one of the great ones, dope MC, musician, DJ and artist, he will be greatly missed.

    • Warren A.
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      A new photography show with Ricky Powell called “Oh No He Didn’t!” will be opening on Friday 7/6/2012 at Klughaus Gallery (47 Monroe Street New York, NY 10002) For more details visit: klughaus.net for RSVP details. The show will feature old and new, never-before seen photographs by Ricky Powell.

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